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The Reaper and the Milkmaid

Saturday, September 23, 2023

The Reaper and the Milkmaid

Date & Time

Saturday, September 23, 2023

Time Slot(s):

9:30 am to 12:00 pm

Tours begin at 10am and 11am.


A casual gathering of experts sharing their knowledge of the history and restoration of the iconic statues on the National Historic Landmark Derby Summer House. This garden folly will be open for visitors to ‘take the air’ from the second floor and look over the historic gardens. Thanks to a matching grant from Massachusetts Historical Commission, the Society restored the statues to the peak spring 2023. Stroll the historic garden rooms and learn about this preservation project.

Special Instructions

Tours begin on the hour of 10am and 11am. Wear sturdy shoes.

Weather Restrictions

Only a hard rain will curtail the scope of the event.


29 Ingersoll Street, Danvers, MA 01923

29 Ingersoll Street, Danvers, MA 01923



Parking Available

Event Category

  • Architecture
  • Arts & Culture
  • Historic House
  • History
  • Horticulture

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