Saturday, August 12th, 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Lowell BBC vs. Newburyport Clamdiggers
Saturday, August 12th, 12:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Spencer-Peirce-Little Farm, 5 Little’s Lane, Newbury, Mass.
Free to Historic New England members
Join the Newburyport Spinners Guild and Historic New England for a day-long exploration of fiber arts, featuring demonstrations of hand-spinning, weaving, metalwork, alpaca and sheep husbandry, rug making, and knitting. Try your hand at washing, combing, spinning, and weaving wool from our resident sheep. Vendors offer a variety of natural fibers, yarns and equipment.
Learn more about workshops, events, and vendors at www.fiberrevival.com. There is an additional fee for workship participation. The 1690 stone and brick manor house is open from noon to 3:00 p.m., and breakfast, lunch, and snacks are available for purchase. Stay and watch a Vintage Base Ball double-header at no extra charge.
Take family and friends out to the ballgame, nineteenth-century style. The two teams of the new Essex Base Ball Association, the Newburyport Clamdiggers, Lowell Base Ball Nine and the visiting Boston Beaneaters play using 1860s rules. At these fun, historically accurate games, players pitch underhand, a ball bounced once and caught is an out, and no gloves are allowed. Snacks, baseballs, and cards are available for purchase. Grass field seating: bring blankets and lawn chairs, no reserved seating. Weather permitting, please call.
Please call 978-462-2634 for more information. Purchase tickets now