About the Society

2020-2021 Monthly Programs

All programs take place in the Gould Barn unless otherwise noted. Parking is in the spaces marked “Gould Barn” in the Emerson parking lot, and along the east side of East Common Street.

The Society is very grateful to the Institution for Savings for their generous support of the Society’s lectures, performances and children’s programming.

  • CANCELLED A Woman's Place Is At The Top
  • Friday, September 11, 2020
  • 7:30PM
  • Gould Barn
  • Author Hannah Kimberley will talk about trailblazer Annie Smith Peck, born in 1850, who's many accomplishments included climbing the Matterhorn.
  • CANCELLED ENHC Trails & Sails - Parson Capen Open House
  • Saturday, September 19, 2020
  • 9:30AM - 11AM
  • Parson Capen House
  • A special opening and tour of the Parson Capen House.
  • CANCELLED Unsolved: Northeast Edition
  • Sunday, October 18, 2020
  • 3:00PM
  • Gould Barn
  • History teacher and speaker Christopher Daley presents the first in his new series Unsolved, covering decades-old unsolved mysteries in New England.
  • CANCELLED Witches Roost Halloween Party For Children
  • Sunday, October 25, 2020
  • 2PM
  • Gould Barn
  • Witches and goblins enjoy games, food & prizes. Costumes encouraged. Appropriate for early elementary-aged children.
  • CANCELLED Meet Julia Child!
  • Friday, November 13, 2020
  • 7:30PM
  • Gould Barn
  • Delvena Theater presents a live performance featuring Lynne Moulton as Julia Child, The French Chef, doing what Julia did best!
  • CANCELLED Family Forest Festival At Ipswich River Sanctuary
  • Saturday, November 21, 2020
  • 1PM - 4PM
  • Audubon Ipswich River Wildlife Sanctuary
    87 Perkins Row, Topsfield
  • Child-friendly guided forest walks, hands-on games & activities for kids. Admission charged, pre-registration required at ipswichriver@massaudubon.org.
  • CANCELLED Old-Fashioned Thanksgiving At The Capen House
  • Thursday, November 26, 2020
  • 10AM-12PM
  • Capen House
  • A Colonial Thanksgiving, with costumed interpreters, hot cider, hearth cook­ing demonstration and children's crafts & games.
  • CANCELLED Christmas In The Barn
  • Sunday, December 6, 2020
  • 4 - 6 PM
  • Gould Barn
  • Holiday Cheer at this drop-in open house in the Gould Barn!
  • CANCELLED History Of The Topsfield Fair
  • Sunday, January 10, 2021
  • 3PM
  • Gould Barn
  • Topsfield Fair General Manager James O'Brien and board member Forrester Clark will tell the remarkable story of America's longest running county fair.
  • CANCELLED Prince Estabrook: Slave & Revolutionary War Hero
  • Sunday, February 14, 2021
  • 3PM
  • Gould Barn
  • Lexington Minute Man Charles Price presents the story of this Lexington slave­turned-soldier, and explores how many African-American veterans fared after they returned from the wars.
  • POSTPONED Annual Meeting & Soup Supper
  • Sunday, March 14, 2021
  • 3PM
  • Gould Barn
  • Join in celebrating the Society's past accomplishments and future plans, and enjoy a delicious meal.