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An Afternoon Stroll Through Dickinson History

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Date(s) - Sunday 09/13/2015
4:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Welcome Tent Located at 31 North Main Street


Rain or Shine!  The Essex Historical Society’s 60th anniversary celebration continues with An Afternoon Stroll Through Dickinson History, a self-guided tour through five private properties formerly owned by members of the Dickinson family, founders and manufacturer’s of E.E. Dickinson Witch Hazel. The benefit event will provide a peek into the Dickinson past and will take place along the North Main and Prospect Street section of Essex village. On view will be the iconic family home, the stately, columned “White House” located at 21 North Main Street; the Dickinson office building at 31 North Main now home to Wells Fargo Advisors; the adjacent Dickinson carriage house; the 1750’s Samuel Lay homestead located at 17 North Main Street which was the former home of the top sales executive for Dickinson Witch Hazel; and the once cow barn now private home just a few steps south. Dickinson family members will be onsite to lend a personal perspective. Guests can enjoy drinks and hors d’oeuvres and a quiet respite in Dickinson Park, a small swath of grassy green across from the main home. Period cars will also be on display and each attendee will receive a commemorative book documenting the Dickinson legacy.

Admission is $60 per person, with children under the age of 18 admitted at no charge.  All proceeds will benefit the Essex Historical Society. Parking is available along North Main Street and Prospect Street, at Hills Academy and Our Lady of Sorrows located at 21 Prospect Street, and at Essex Town Hall. Handicap parking can be found at the Welcome Tent to be located at Wells Fargo Advisors, 31 North Main Street.

Tickets can be purchased at the Welcome Tent located at 31 North Main Street, where you will receive your admission pass and tour map.