Friday, January 8, 2010

Winter Weekends at the Phillips House begin January 16th

Here's something fun to do on cold winter Saturdays...

Historic New England’s Phillips House will be offering its Winter Weekends program every Saturday afternoon at 3PM beginning on January 16. This family friendly program will feature excerpts from the Phillips family home movie collection showing the family enjoying a plethora of winter activities around New England. The viewing will be followed by a brief first floor house tour which will discuss how the family lived during the winter months in Salem.

The Phillips House, if you haven't visited lately, is one of Salem's hidden gems. It is the only house on Chestnut Street that is open to the public, and its beautifully decorated and preserved rooms allow you to step back in time to one of Salem's grandest eras. The home movie collections are fantastic, entertaining for the adults who remember the days prior to DVRs, VCRs, or Betamax, and fascinating for the kids who can't imagine a world in black-and-white AND without sound.

The cost for Winter Weekends is $5 for Historic New England members, $8 for nonmembers, $7 for students or seniors, and $6 children. Advance registration is strongly suggested as space is limited. Light refreshments including hot cocoa and cookies will be provided.

Please contact the Phillips House with any questions or to register. Online registration is available at

And, in case you were wondering... About Historic New England

Historic New England is the oldest, largest, and most comprehensive regional heritage organization in the nation. It offers a unique opportunity to experience the lives and stories of New Englanders through their homes and possessions. For more information visit

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