July 13, 2009
Longyear joined in this annual city-wide festival offering tours and refreshments to visitors who came from near and far to join in the fun and to see the Mary Baker Eddy historic house in Amesbury, Massachusetts.
Visitors took advantage of the 2009 city-wide "Amesbury Days" celebration on Saturday, June 27, to stop by the Mary Baker Eddy house in Amesbury, Massachusetts (bottom photo), for a tour and some refreshments.
Many visitors this year said they had wanted to pay a visit to this house that they had so often driven by and thought about visiting at some future date.
So this year's group of mostly local visitors, joined by a few from out-of-state, made it a point to take a tour and learn about the time Mary Baker Eddy (then Mrs. Glover) spent at the house of Squire Bagley in the summer of 1868 and again in the spring of 1870.
This year's festivities began with a June 24 Block Party in Huntington Square (top photo) and continued for 12 days, ending with the July 5th fireworks finale. The celebration originated in 1899 as a one-day festival for employees of the city's various mills. Today it has grown into a multi-day program featuring beach parties, local museum open houses, sampling of various dishes from local restaurants, live music, and picnics.
PHOTO CREDIT: Top photo by Nicole Goodhue Boyd courtesy of The Amesbury News.
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