17th Century Celebrations
In the 20th Century, Ipswich celebrated its history with 17th Century Day, Olde Ipswich Days, the 300th Anniversary of the Founding of Ipswich, and the Town’s Tercentenary Celebration in 1930. Photos are from Ipswich Town Reports and courtesy of the Ipswich Historical Society, Bruce Lord and Priscilla Cushing Conger.
17th Century Days
Photo by Peter Zaharis
John Updike in front of the Whipple House
Barb Stratton shared this photo and identified the musicians as martha Bernhart, Vera Cobb, Mary Updike, Dr. Petranek, John Updike, Charles Cobb, and Dr. Potter.
Dancing on Market St. during Olde Ipswich Week, 1972
Pillow lace making was demonstrated by Sarah McManaway, Lisa and Jeremie Keyworth. at 17th Century Day. Photo courtesy of Barbara Stratton
The South Green
Coach rides for kids at 17th Century Day
Cemonstration by “Ax Man” at 17th Century Day
In front of the 2nd Congregational Church that faced the South Green
Tricentennial parade at Tyler Bldg.
Tercentenary Celebrations, 1930
- Ipswich Tercentenary Celebration, 1930
Ipswich Tercentenary Celebration, 1930
Tricentennial procession to the Congregational Church
Ralph Whipple, 1930, Ipswich Tercentenary Celebration
Puritan reenactment at Tricentennial