Visit the Isaac Winslow House at 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday for refreshments, a lecture and a tour as part of their Tuesday Morning Coffee Series. The house is located at 634 Careswell St., Marshfield
The featured speaker is Aaron Dougherty, who will give a lecture called "The Loyalists of Plymouth County." Dougherty will speak about how friends, neighbors and families had differing political views in the years leading to the American Revolution, and what the motivations and consequences of this were. The lecture will include a look at primary sources to explore the topic in the words of those who lived through it. Refreshments will be served at 10:30 a.m. and the lecture will begin at 11 a.m. A tour of the home will follow.
The Winslow House was built in 1699 for Isaac Winslow, the grandson of Mayflower passenger Gov. Edward Winslow. The land was granted to Gov. Winslow in the 1630s and the house for Isaac was the third built on the property. Isaac Winslow was the judge of the Probate Court at Plymouth, chief justice of the Court of Common Pleas and president of the Council of the Province of Massachusetts Bay. The house was occupied by members of the Winslow family until 1822, when the estate was sold. At one point, Daniel Webster owned the house.
The house was sold to three residents in 1920 who created the Historic Winslow House Association. The group has since worked to restore and preserve the house and its grounds and promote its civic, historic and educational value.
For more information, visit winslowhouse.org or call 781-837-9858.