Spring is here and the Andover Historical Society has a full calendar of events for everyone. Register in advance and save your place.
April 19th and 20th
Two Day Workshop–Preservation and First Period Architecture
9:30 a.m. -3:30 p.m.
Interested in art, architecture, design, and history? Take part in an informative two-day program during April spring break. Learn about the many styles of architecture in New England and take a walking tour of downtown Andover. Join preservation students, Joshua Miner and Isabella Ciolfi from the North Bennett Street School in Boston to learn about preservation carpentry and build a first period model house. Become an expert on architectural styles, participate in hands-on architecture activities, and learn about tools of the trade. Program for grades 6, 7, 8 ages (11-15) includes snacks, students must bring their own lunches. Fees are $60 members, $75 non-members. All materials provided. Don’t miss out on this opportunity.
Afternoon Adventure: School Girl Sampler
3:45 p.m.-4:45 p.m.
School Girl Sampler
Make your own stitches in time! Explore traditional Andover samplers and textile treastures from our collection. Learn to sew a sampler like young girls did in the past. Space is limited. For girls ages 7-10, $8 per child. Reservations required.
Treasures in the Attic: Historic Clocks with Bob Frishman
Bob Frishman, owner of Bell-Time Clocks, has studied, repaired and sold clocks since 1980. He has professionally restored more than 7,000 timekeepers, including the 1400 vintage clocks he has retailed in the past 30 years. A past-president of the New England chapter of the National Association of Watch & Clock Collectors, he has written several clock-related articles for that organization’s magazine and continues to lecture on many aspects of clock history and culture. He grew up in Andover, attended the town’s public schools, and continues to operate his home-based clock business in Shawsheen Village.
Bob has a special interest in Andover-related clocks and was involved in the Historical Society’s obtaining the two old Andover-made longcase clocks on display in the Blanchard House.
Explore the Historical Society collection as he presents the fascinating history of the clocks found throughout the Amos Blanchard House. Free for members, $5 for non-members. Call 978-475-2236 to register.
Sunday Strolls: Shawsheen Village with Don Robb
Join historian Don Robb for a walking tour of Shawsheen Village. Learn about the life of famous Andover resident William Wood and the history of Shawsheen Village. Have you ever wondered why Shawsheen Village has “White Shawsheen” and “Brick Shawsheen”? Every house has a history, come learn about Andover’s rich past. The tour will meet in the parking lot of the Brickstone building. Meet in the parking lot of the Brickstone Buildings.
Check out our online calendar to sign-up or to learn about more upcoming events at the Andover Historical Society.