The Salem News
---- — Find out if King George III was “mad” about the arts in a presentation by Oliver Everett, former librarian of Windsor Castle, on Tuesday, Sept. 17, at 6:30 p.m. at Castle Hill in Ipswich. During his 59-year reign, George III was one of Britain’s greatest patrons of the arts. Everett’s lecture, titled “King George III: A Good Connoisseur and Collector,” examines the king’s artistic legacy, still present in the Royal Collection, and demonstrates how, as described by a biographer, George III was “the most cultured monarch ever to sit on the throne of Britain.” A reception will follow the lecture. Tickets are $30 for Trustees of Reservations and Royal Oak Foundation members, and $40 for nonmembers. Advance registration recommended at www.thetrustees.org/royaloak. Also, that afternoon from 1 to 5 p.m., Freeman’s Auctioneers and Appraisers will offer a “What’s It Worth?” free appraisal session in Castle Hill’s Great House gallery. Castle Hill is located on the Crane Estate at 290 Argilla Road in Ipswich.