Cogswell’s Grant announces 2006 Summer Tours

Cogswell’s Grant announces 2006 Summer Tours


Cogswell’s Grant

June through October 2006

Bert and Nina Little: Favorite Things

When: Thursdays, June 29 & August 10, 2006, 5:45 – 7:15 p.m.

Where: Cogswell’s Grant 60 Spring Street, Essex, Mass.

Phone: 978-768-3632 or www.historicnewengland.org

Admission: $9 Historic New England members, $16 non-members

Please note: registration required. Members pre-register now. Non-member registration opens June 8.

Early registration for Historic New England members. Not a member? Join now!

This special tour highlights the favorite objects of renowned American folk art collectors, Bertram K. and Nina Fletcher Little. The tour includes objects in cupboards and cabinets, and a visit to the attic, not usually open to the public.

The Road to Gloucester

When: Saturdays, August 19, September 16 & October 7, 2006 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Where: Cogswell’s Grant 60 Spring Street, Essex, Mass.

Phone: 978-768-3632 or www.historicnewengland.org

Admission: $6 Historic New England and Essex County Greenbelt Association members, $12 non-members

Please note: registration recommended

Enjoy a walking tour of the Cogswell’s Grant property focusing on the first four generations of the Cogswell family and the original use of the property. Local lore suggests that a pathway on the property was part of the old road from Ipswich to Gloucester. Cosponsored with Essex County Greenbelt Association.

Bert and Nina Little: Favorite Things

When: Sunday September 17, 2006 1:00 ‘ 2:15pm

Where: Cogswell’s Grant 60 Spring Street, Essex, Mass.

Phone: 978-768-3632 or www.historicnewengland.org

Admission: $9 Historic New England members, $16 non-members

Please note: registration required. Members pre-register now. Non-member registration opens June 8.

Early registration for Historic New England members. Not a member? Join now!

This special tour highlights the favorite objects of renowned American folk art collectors, Bertram K. and Nina Fletcher Little. The tour includes objects in cupboards and cabinets, and a visit to the attic, not usually open to the public.

Trails and Sails

When: Saturday and Sunday, September 23 and 24, 2006, 11:00 a.m.

Where: Cogswell’s Grant 60 Spring Street, Essex, Mass.

Phone: 978-768-3632

Admission: free

This walking tour concentrates on the Cogswells’ family time on the property. Cosponsored with the Essex National Heritage Commission.

Cogswell’s Grant Pumpkin Festival

When: Saturday, October 14, 2006, 11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Where: Cogswell’s Grant 60 Spring Street, Essex, Mass.

Phone: 978-768-3632

Admission: free to Historic New England members, $6 non-members, $3 children

Celebrate the arrival of fall at Cogswell’s Grant. Children and adults can enjoy horse-drawn wagon rides, choosing pumpkins and decorating them, crafts and games, a puppet show, cider pressing, and folk music. The museum is open for tours.

Faux Finishes of Yesterday and Today

When: Fall 2006

Where: Cogswell’s Grant, Essex, Mass.

Phone: 978-768-3632 www.historicnewengland.org

Admission: $100 Historic New England/SPNEA members, $135 non-members (includes Historic New England membership)

Decorative painter Jeanne Gearin starts the workshop with a presentation on faux finishing from the 1700s to the present. The presentation is followed by demonstrations of techniques and then participants begin their own projects. The workshop ends with a tour of Cogswell’s Grant with a focus on the 1939 faux finishing and decorative finishes of Esther Stevens Brazer Wood, paint, brushes, and a box lunch are included. Cosponsored with the Historical Society of Early American Decoration.