Jump back in time with us to the 1910s!
This year we are combining two of our annual events into one Throwback Weekend!
Visit us on Saturday for our 7th annual Gala Day. In the early 20th century when The Rebecca Nurse Homestead became a Museum they hosted a “Gala Day & Garden Party Bazaar”, and we are taking you back in time to experience that event.
Listen to Edwardian music, play period -style games, see people dressed in clothing of the time, and we will also be serving a limited amount of our famous Strawberry Shortcakes we used to serve at our Strawberry Festival years ago!
Visit us on Sunday to help us commemorate World War 1. There will be reenactors walking the site in period clothing, who will have tables to display various tools, weapons and equipment used during the time. and more fun activities TBD.
We would like to thank the many people who helped support the Nurse Homestead in so many ways over the course of this year!
As we finish out our last day open for the season, and begin to prepare our buildings and property for the upcoming winter we please ask that for the safety of our visitors and the safeguard of our historic property, that you plan to visit the site during our seasonal open hours which will begin again in May. We will try to do whatever we can do accommodate visitors upon request, but we please ask for your patience and understanding of the limited resources of our volunteer run site.
Please join us for our annual Historic Holidays event. This year’s theme is “Christmas Through The Ages”. Take a break from Christmas shopping and visit us for a good old-fashioned holiday celebration with reenactors from different time periods.
Have a cup of mulled cider while you stroll the property listening to holiday music from across the centuries and warming up by the roaring fire.
For a bit of fun, visit the dress up booth or make a pomander at our craft table.
This event will be appreciated by folks of all ages.
Admission is $7 for Adults, $5 for Seniors, $3 for Children (6-16) and Under 6 are FREE!
Members of the Rebecca Nurse Homestead Preservation Society get in for free as well.
DIGGING FOR HISTORY!
September 16th & 17th: 10:00am-3:00pm
Come get dirty with us, as you become an archaeologist for the day! The Rebecca Nurse Homestead was at the center of a summer archaeology program, run by the University of Southern Maine and Phillips Andover Academy, teaching students of all ages how to become archaeologists.
Now it’s your turn. Thousands of artifacts have given a glimpse into the lives of those who have walked these grounds for the past millennia, many now on display. What will you uncover?
1:00pm lecture in the Meetinghouse will discuss past findings from previous years.
Hosted in conjunction with Essex National Heritage Area’s Trails & Sails: Two Weekends of Walks and Water
The Rebecca Nurse Homestead is proud to present The Revolutionary Theatre Company’s first ever production!!
Short Stories & Tall Tales is a bumbling comic adventure through history and literature as we meet famous and infamous heroes and villains. In Davy Crocket Goes to Boston we send out best and brightest, well sort of, to find out the difference between the legends of Crockett and the actual life he lead, all while learning about this little-known trip to the bay state. From Crockett’s Congress to the sandy hills of Africa where Lady Jayne Greystoke vs The Mummy shows just how literal literature can be. She fights, she loves, she wins, she loses, Lady Jayne does it all while trying to find the sarcophagus of Hupopteppin, but awaiting her is something just as bad as an undead creature….the Nazis! Fast forwarding from the leather clad bad guys, to early 90’s grunge where we meet Mark and Don in The Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum Robbery. What makes these two the perfect candidates for stealing art? Well; nothing actually, see if they can pull it off in our version of one of Boston’s biggest mysteries. Finally we go back to the early days of revolution before they began capitalizing the word; The Swashbuckling Adventures of Sam Adams. There is love, sword play, comedy, and not a beer bottle to be seen! Sam Adams and his team must navigate the British occupied colonies in order to find what he searches for most: Liberty!
Written and Directed by Josh Black
Co-Produced by Thera Driscoll and Naomi Olofson-Black
SATURDAY SHOWS 8/26 & 9/2 AT 6PM
SUNDAY SHOWS 8/27 & 9/3 AT 3PM
Click HERE to order tickets
TICKETS $15 at the door
Part of the proceeds from ticket sales will be donated to the Rebecca Nurse Homestead.
July 19, 2017 will mark the 325th anniversary of the execution of Rebecca Nurse. As stewards for many decades of her family property, The Danvers Alarm List Company would greatly appreciate your presence in paying respects to this very strong woman. Where many gave into fear, she held steadfast to her innocence, and at a dark time was able to hold compassion for her accusers.
Join us for a short reception, commemoration ceremony, and concluding with a procession to the Nurse Family Cemetery where it is believed that Rebecca was secretly laid to rest.
6:30pm Reception in the Meetinghouse
7:00pm Commemoration Ceremony
7:20pm Procession to the Cemetery for Wreath Laying
Prayer by Bert White
Psalm sung by Essex Harmony Singers
Sunday, June 11, 2017, 10:00am to 3:00pm
Join us and party like it’s the 1910s again! In the early 20th century when The Rebecca Nurse Homestead became a Museum they hosted a Gala Day & Garden Party Bazaar, and we are taking you back in time to experience that event.
We will also be serving a limited amount of our famous Strawberry Shortcakes we used to serve at our Strawberry Festival years ago!
Listen to Edwardian music, play period -style games, meet people dress in Edwardian clothing, see the sites and exhibits for the original admission price of only 25 cents!
We will also have some World War 1 reenactors attending who will be commemorating the entrance of the United States into WWI in 1917.
May 27th & 28th: 10:00am-3:00pm
Come help commemorate the 100th Anniversary of US involvement in the Great War. Jump back to 1917 and meet some soldiers from World War 1.
There will be lots of reenactors to meet, and demonstrations to watch including trench raid practice, and bayonet exercise. Many of the reenactors will have tables to display various tools, weapons and equipment used during the time.
For more information check out our Facebook Event Page
Children (6-16): $4
Children under 6 & RNH Members: FREE