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2018 Events

Whittier Home Association 2018 Calendar of Events
      (See calendar entries for details)

January 21st – 5:00 to 7:00pm
Poet Laureate Inauguration at the Whittier Home

 April 22nd– 3:00 to 5:30pm –Whittier Presentation & Annual Meeting
Friends Meetinghouse – 120 Friend St.

Whittier Home Museum open for Saturday tours
May 5th through October 27th – 11:00 to 4:00

 May 26th – 9:00am to 1:00pm – Plant & Bake Sale
In the WHA garden – Rain Date – June 2nd

 May 27th – Amesbury Incorporation Day
Museum open for mini tours –  noon to 5:00

 June 16th – 3:00 to 5:00pm – June Meeting and Princess & Prince Tea Party
         Rain Date, June 17th

 June 24th – 3:00 pm
Rededication of Whittier’s Gravesite in Union Cemetary

 July 21st – 2:00 to 4:00pm – Summer Tea in the Victorian garden
      Rain Date, July 22nd

August 12th – 3:00 to 5:00pm
20th annual Tapestry of Voices celebration in the WHA Garden

 September 8th – Celebrating Whittier 9 – 7:00 to 8:30
           Donor appreciation reception in garden –  5:30 to 6:30

 September 15th, 22nd & 23rd – 11:00am to 4:00pmTrails & Sails       – free tours of the Museum


October 20th – 4:00 to 6:00pm – October Meeting


Sunday December 2nd or 16th ??? – 1 to 5pm
December Meeting & Holiday Open House

October 2016 Meeting

Join us for the Whittier Home Association October meeting on Thursday the 13th from 4:00 to 6:00pm at the Whittier Home.

Our speaker will be Ed Mair, a member of Amesbury Friends Meeting, who will give a presentation on Thomas Wentworth Higginson. Higginson was an American Unitarian minister, author and abolitionist who devoted much of his life to fighting for the rights of freed slaves, women and other disfranchised peoples.

It will be a fascinating program followed by seasonal refreshments. The cost is $10 per person. Please make a reservation by calling 978-388-1337.

Local Mystery Named 2016 All-Community Read

Join your neighbors and friends in Amesbury’s 2016
All-Community Read

Enjoy the latest historical mystery by popular Amesbury author, Delivering the TruthCoverEdith Maxwell, immerse yourself in local heritage, and attend this special event:

Saturday, September 10, 7:00 pm

New: Watch the video of the staged reading here!

Celebrating Whittier 2016: A Staged Reading.
Features fictional midwife Rose Carroll and John Greenleaf Whittier.  Tickets $20 ($10 for students); click the green Tickets button here. Script adapted by Amesbury Poet Laureate Lainie Senechal from Edith Maxwell’s mystery, Delivering the Truth.

In Delivering the Truth, Quaker midwife Rose Carroll delivers babies and hears secrets in 1888 Amesbury. When arson destroys the town’s carriage factories and murder tears apart the town, Rose uses her strength and resourcefulness, along with advice from John Greenleaf Whittier, to bring the perpetrators to light.


All-Community Read co-sponsored by the Whittier Home Association and the Amesbury Public Library

Books available at Amesbury Public Library, or for purchase at the Whittier Home Museum (Saturdays 11-3); Jabberwocky Bookstore, Newburyport; and online.

For more information visit:   | 978-388-1337
Whittier Home Museum  |  86 Friend Street  |  P.O. Box 632  |  Amesbury, MA  |  01913