A network of the Underground Railroad ran north along the coast from Boston to Salem, where it split into three trails; one continued through Beverly, Ipswich, Newburyport and West Newbury to Amesbury where escaped slaves were escorted into New Hampshire.
The Hall-Haskell House Gallery at 36 South Main St. in Ipswich is open Seasonally, May – December with different artists showing each week.
The Ipswich Museum is hosting a series of “Sunday Strolls” beginning in April. Each guided walk around town will explore a historical theme. Reserve your tickets online or call the museum at 978-356-2811
Walks begin at 2pm departing from the Ipswich Museum Heard House.
The 34th Annual Ipswich Art Show and Sale is online and open for viewing at the Ipswich Cultural Council website, ipswichculturalcouncil.org
Ipswich Arts and Illumination is the Town’s annual performing and visual arts festival, brought to you by the Ipswich Cultural Council. Parts of the river will be illuminated Friday and Saturday nights. The 33rd Annual Ipswich Art Show and Sale is held through the weekend at Town Hall.
Location: Ipswich Town Hall, 25 Green Street. Friday 10/4 – Opening Reception 6-10:30 pm. Saturday 10/5 Open Noon-9 pm. Sunday 10/6 Closing Reception Noon-3 pm .