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October 2017

Stop the Clock! A Steampunk Party at Witch Hill

October 20 @ 7:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Peirce Farm at Witch Hill, 116 Boston St
Topsfield, MA 01983 United States
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Wind your clock back to the Gilded Age at the gentleman farm of railroad tycoon T.W. Peirce for an unforgettable night! Come dressed in your favorite steampunk gear and dance the night away with @Commonweath Vintage Dancers. Strike a pose in our Victorian themed photo booth sponsored by the Topsfield Fair. Signature cocktails (one included per guest) devised by and donated by Deacon Giles Distillery. Cash bar (beer & wine). Get your tickets before time runs out! -Essex Heritage Member:…

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December 2017

The Great Halifax Explosion: 100th Anniversary Presentation

December 6 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Peirce Farm at Witch Hill, 116 Boston St
Topsfield, MA 01983 United States
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On December 6, 1917, during the height of the First World War, two ships trying to navigate Halifax Harbor collided resulting in the largest man-made explosion of the pre-atomic age. Essex Heritage Trustee, David Read, will recount the events leading up to this devastating tragedy and the impressive Massachusetts rescue effort. Relive the personal stories and riveting details of the weeks that followed – and learn about the most important train to ever travel through Essex County. Join us on…

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