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SIAHWA_050810_02.JPG: Within These Walls...
For 200 years, this two-and-a-half story house stood at 16 Elm Street in the center of Ipswitch, Massachusetts, 30 miles north of Boston.
The house was built in the 1760s. During the construction, a section of an older house built around 1710 was joined to the rear of the house to create more space. A two-story addition and one-story sheds were added in the 1800s. In 1963, the house was carefully taken apart -- the frame, chimney, and many other pieces were shipped to the Museum and reassembled here.
Why is this house in the Museum? A call to the Smithsonian on a summer's day in 1963 from concerned Ipswitch residents saved this old house from demolition. Smithsonian staff brought the house to this museum as an example of early New England building practices. By saving one house, they also saved more than a dozen family stories and 200 years of American history. Five of those stories are told here.
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Description of Subject Matter: Within These Walls...
May 16, 2001 – Indefinitely
This exhibition tells the history of the re-created, 2 1/2-story, Georgian-style house that stood at 16 Elm Street in Ipswich, Massachusetts, and five of the many families who occupied it from the mid-1760s through 1945. The exhibition explores some of the important ways ordinary people, in their daily lives, have been part of the great changes and events in American history. Walking around the exterior of the house, visitors can view—through open walls, windows, and doorways —settings played out against the backdrop of Colonial America, the American Revolution, the abolitionist movement, the industrial era, and World War II. Near the exit is a list of all the families who lived in the house through the 1960s.
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