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Open Doors: Johnson Cottage & Headquarters Galleries
Sep
21
11:00 AM11:00

Open Doors: Johnson Cottage & Headquarters Galleries

  • North Andover Historical Society (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Your chance to visit Johnson Cottage and the galleries at the North Andover Historical Society to view our newest textile history gallery and current temporary exhibit, "Sallie: A North Andover Life".

Try out an Adventures in Time craft in our History Discovery room.

Come learn about the Johnson Family and so much more.

Saturday September 21st from 11 am -1pm, in conjunction with the North Parish Meeting House Open House and the North Andover Merchant's Fair on the Common (we will have a tent too!); also Friday, September 27th from 3-5 pm.

Part of the Essex Heritage Area Trails and Sails week September 20th-29th: 100+ Free Events Across Essex County For more information: trailsandsails.com

Special Instructions: Wear comfortable shoes and be prepared to climb stairs.

This event is held in partnership with Trails & Sails

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Open Doors: Johnson Cottage & Headquarters Galleries
Sep
27
3:00 PM15:00

Open Doors: Johnson Cottage & Headquarters Galleries

  • North Andover Historical Society (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Your chance to visit Johnson Cottage and the galleries at the North Andover Historical Society to view our newest textile history gallery and current temporary exhibit, "Sallie: A North Andover Life".

Try out an Adventures in Time craft in our History Discovery room.

Come learn about the Johnson Family and so much more.

Friday, September 27th from 3-5 PM

Part of the Essex Heritage Area Trails and Sails week September 20th-29th: 100+ Free Events Across Essex County For more information: trailsandsails.com

Special Instructions: Wear comfortable shoes and be prepared to climb stairs.

This event is held in partnership with Trails & Sails

Special Instructions: Wear comfortable shoes and be prepared to climb stairs.

This event is held in partnership with Trails & Sails

Trails and Sails NA Local Poster Final.jpg
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St. Michael Church 150th Anniversary Parish Picnic
Sep
29
1:00 PM13:00

St. Michael Church 150th Anniversary Parish Picnic

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IT’S BEEN 150 YEARS!

On November 19, 1869, the first Saint Michael Church in North Andover was dedicated. We invite you to join our parish community in celebrating our rich past, our present opportunities and exciting future. All are welcome to our upcoming festivities. This event is open to the public!

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 29

PARISH PICNIC: 1-5 PM

12 Noon Mass on the North Andover Common, followed by the party of the year featuring great food, live music, games, baking contest, pony rides, crafts, historic photo booth, and much more!

The North Andover Historic Society is honored to partner with Saint Michael Parish on the Historic aspect of their 150th Anniversary celebrations. We will be offering fun Historic Toys, Games and an assortment of “Adventures in Time” arts & crafts from 1-5PM. Stop by and say hello!

  • Like us on Facebook and/or Instagram at the picnic and enter our Free Raffle for great historic prizes.

  • Join our E-blast list during the picnic and receive a FREE Gift: “A Walking Tour of North Andover’s Historic District”.

  • Saint Michael Parish will be serving food from 1-4PM.

    • Food tickets will be available for sale at the picnic and available for advance purchase at the Reception Desk at Saint Michael Parish. Details.

    • Food Menu: BBQ Chicken, Burgers, Pasta Salad, Corn on the Cob, Baked Beans, Corn Bread, Potato Chips, Snow Cones and beverages.

All other events and activities are FREE!

Donations to the North Andover Historical Society are welcome and help support our educational programs.

The picnic is open to the public. All are welcome!


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Adventures in Time Drop-In Workshop: Beaded Bracelet
Jul
17
9:30 AM09:30

Adventures in Time Drop-In Workshop: Beaded Bracelet

  • North Adover Historical Society 153 Academy Road, North Andover, MA 01845 United States (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Our next pop-up & drop-in Adventures in Time program will be Wednesday, July 17th between 9:30 and Noon. Afternoon Session: 1-3 PM.

Stop by and make a Native inspired woven beaded bracelet and learn about the importance of beads within their culture.

Drop-ins should allow at least 1 hour before end to complete their project.

Suggested ages 7-13.


FREE, but a donation or a purchase in our shop will help support our ongoing programs.

Support provided by the Elise A. Brown Fund.

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Pop-Up Adventures in Time: Patchwork & Piecing Workshop
Jun
26
1:00 PM13:00

Pop-Up Adventures in Time: Patchwork & Piecing Workshop

Quilts-have you ever really thought about how they are made, or more specifically, how they used to be made? Come discover how Mrs. Johnson created pieced her quilt tops back in the 19th century! We will use our own paper patterns to mark our pieces, then sew and construct a sample patchwork design.

Come join us and learn about the joy of traditional patchwork!

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Pop-Up Adventures in Time: Patchwork & Piecing Workshop
Jun
26
9:30 AM09:30

Pop-Up Adventures in Time: Patchwork & Piecing Workshop

Quilts-have you ever really thought about how they are made, or more specifically, how they used to be made? Come discover how Mrs. Johnson created pieced her quilt tops back in the 19th century! We will use our own paper patterns to mark our pieces, then sew and construct a sample patchwork design.

Come join us and learn about the joy of traditional patchwork!

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April Vacation Week Pop-up program : Teddy Bear Workshop
Apr
17
1:00 PM13:00

April Vacation Week Pop-up program : Teddy Bear Workshop

Stuffed bears became popular during the childhood of our own Miss Sallie Fields--come learn a little history behind this iconic toy and test out your sewing (and gluing skills).

  • The program runs between 1-3 pm on Wednesday, April 17th.

  • Materials fee: $4 a child, payable at the door.

  • Limit 10 Children

  • To reserve a spot, please email director.nahistory@gmail.com.

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Aug
22
9:30 AM09:30

Victorian Customs: Adventures in Time

Part of our "Adventures in Time" series, Come spend the day and learn about Victorian America. We will explore secret languages of the time and create our own Fairy Garden.

  • Ages 7-13
  • Time: 9:30 - 2:30 PM
  • Supervised, allergy conscious lunch period
  • Children should bring their own lunch and water bottle
  • $35 for the day
  • $30 for Historical Society Members.
  • Sibling discount of 10%. 
  • Pre-registration required.
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Apr
18
10:00 AM10:00

Sheep to Shawl Workshop

  • North Andover Historical Society (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Follow wool from the sheep's back to yours in this two-hour workshop featuring picking, carding, spinning, and weaving.

  • $6 per person.
  • Payment due upon registration.
  • Suggested ages 8-12
  • Pre-registration required.
  • Registration Deadline: April 13th or until program fills up.
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