You're invited to celebrate the magic of the holidays as the Great House on Castle Hill is festively decorated by area florists and designers for the 'Greening of the Great House'. The Greening of the Great House is a weekend-long event where families will enjoy live music, a dance performance, a children's Eye Spy, refreshments, and more throughout the weekend.
On Saturday and Sunday, visit the Gift Gallery for distinctive holiday gifts. Please consider bringing an unwrapped gift for our Giving Sleigh to benefit families in need through Ipswich Caring.
Schedule for Saturday, December 7, 2013
- 12Noon–6PM Gift Gallery in the Drawing Room
- Demonstrations by Fiber Artist Rose Ann Hunter, Woodturner Michael Souter, and Jeweler and Craftswoman Leslie Wind in the Drawing Room
- Cookies and hot chocolate in the Butler’s Pantry
- Vintage Games & Toys in the Butler’s Suite
- Children’s Treasure Hunt on the first and second floors
- 12:30PM Performance by Ipswich Middle School Select Girls Chorus in the Gallery and Second Floor Bay
- 1PM String Quartet Performance featuring Michael Hamill, Carlos Heymann, Alice Newell, and Ann Ward in the Gallery
- 2–4PM Harp Performance by Kate Chadbourne in the Second Floor Bay
- 3PM A Talk on Taking Tea in the Victorian/Edwardian Age by Lisa Steigerwalt in the Second Floor Bay
- 4PM Performance by Ipswich Moving Company Youth Dance Ensemble in the Library, Gallery, and Main Stairwell
Can't make it Saturday? Come on Sunday!