Whittier Home lists upcoming events

Courtesy photo On July 19 at 7 p.m., Christine Remus will present the play “Was Susannah Martin really a Witch?” about a woman who was accused of being a witch and hanged on July 19, 1692.

AMESBURY – The John Greenleaf Whittier Home and Museum will host an encore presentation of Christine Remus’ play, “Was Susannah Martin really a Witch?” in which Remus portrays a woman who was accused of being a witch and hanged on July 19, 1692.

This free event at 7 p.m. on July 19 is open to the public and will be staged in the garden of the Whittier Home at 86 Friend St.

The home is also hosting its traditional Tea in the Garden from 2 to 4 p.m. on July 25.

This event, which is $20 per person, has people dressing in their summer finest, sipping tea from china teacups, and enjoying tea sandwiches and sweet treats at tables for four set with tablecloths and flowers. 

There also will be mini tours of the museum after the tea. Reservations can be made by calling 978-388-1337 or by going to the website at www.whittierhome.org.

On Aug. 11 from 3 to 5 p.m., the Whittier Home will host the 21st annual Tapestry of Voices Poetry reading in the garden.

This event features poets from the surrounding communities reading works of Whittier and their own compositions.

This event is free and open to the public and refreshments will be served after the readings.

The Whittier Home is open every Saturday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. to take a tour of the museum and learn about the North Shore’s famous poet and abolitionist.