The Ipswich Museum will be hosting two lectures that will cure your post-holiday doldrums. On Monday, January 10 at 12pm, join curator Katherine Chaison at the Bag Lunch for her presentation of Up Close and Personal. This lecture will be a fun and interesting exploration into objects from the museum’s collection that are not on view to the public. Bring lunch and enjoy the talk and questions afterwards. Ipswich seniors and museum members free. Non-members $5.
On Wednesday, January 19 at 7:30 pm, join Tom Blake for the Wednesday Evening Lecture presentation of Dr. Quackenbush Skis the Headwall. Mr. Blake will discuss the misadventures of the eccentric African explorer Dr. Erasmus Quackenbush as he travels to see the Eastern Slope Region of New Hampshire’s White Mountains. Filmed on Mt. Washington, Dr. Quackenbush (John Marshall) encounters famous ski personalities of the day such as Hannes Schneider, Harvey Dow Gibson, Toni Matt, Benno Rybizka, and Joe Dodge. This film was written, directed, and filmed in 1942 by Sydney Shurcliff. Sydney Shurcliff (1906-1981) was author of several books (Including Upon the Road Argilla) and enjoyed a long career as a landscape architect. Ipswich Museum members are free. Non-members are $10.
The Ipswich Museum is located at 54 South Main Street, Ipswich. To become a member and support future programs visit ipswichmuseum.org. Your membership gives you benefits throughout the year, like free admission, and free or discounted programs. For more information email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 978-356-2811.