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Ipswich Museum, Ipswich

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  • We stopped to see the current exhibition of Arthur Dow's work and stayed for a tour of the rest of the museum and the other houses. Though things are in need of a little bit of dusting, and perhaps... 
    We stopped to see the current exhibition of Arthur Dow's work and stayed for a tour of the rest of the museum and the other houses. Though things are in need of a little bit of dusting, and perhaps...  more »
  • We drove into town after hours in a car from Philly. After a quick meal at The Choate Bridge Pub, we walked towards the museum and discovered they were in the last few hours of an EVENT! We received.....  more
    We drove into town after hours in a car from Philly. After a quick meal at The Choate Bridge Pub, we walked towards the museum and discovered they were in the last few hours of an EVENT! We received.....  more »
  • A lovely collection of furnishings and paintings from Ipswich's past. Looking for Ipswich painters' work. You will find the “Ipswich Painters,” including Edna Baylor, Arthur Wesley Dow, Henry Kenyon.....  more
    A lovely collection of furnishings and paintings from Ipswich's past. Looking for Ipswich painters' work. You will find the “Ipswich Painters,” including Edna Baylor, Arthur Wesley Dow, Henry Kenyon.....  more »
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  • This is a really good museum. Not just an old dusty local-yocal spot, the Heard House is well curated, clean and has a lot to say. Ipswich, surprisingly enough, has a history that teaches many lessons. E.g., its Chinese exhibits are spectacular in their specificity... Did you know that the first motorized vessel in Asia had its origins in Ipswich? This just one of many cool stories told and shown here. And, there is much more... many of which rhyme with the issues we face today. The museum is spread out over three houses. My time was limited, so I was only able to visit the Heard House.
  • I came to Ipswich because, like many others, I could trace my roots to the early settlers. I stumbled into this museum hoping for a glimpse of what my ancestors experienced. I got far more than that! The staff were incredibly knowledgeable and so eager to share. They explained things in a way that was easy to follow and understand and were open to answering all the questions I had. They were welcoming and kind and so helpful. They even helped me pinpoint where my ancestors lived and gave me directions to find them. I took the tour of the homes and it was a profound experience to feel that close to my past. I would highly recommend the museum and tour for anyone remotely interested in learning more about the history of Ipswich. If Bob is there, ask him about the architecture and Bill can tell you about their lifestyles. It truly is fascinating.
  • Went to research family history but volunteers were very confused and not helpful. There is more information on the website and historical association books.
  • Good collection of arts from 19th century and revolutionary war.
  • Herd House. Learn about Ipswich. It was once a school.

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