, Salem, MA

August 7, 2013

Letter: Glowing with pride

The Salem News

---- — To the editor:

Ipswich is aglow with pride: celebrating history and heritage with light at night.

Tuesday, July 16, as part of Ipswich’s Down Town Tuesdays River Walk Dancing, Alan Pearsall’s Ipswich History Mural on the EBSCO Host Mill Building became the second in a series of Highlighting Ipswich installments. The first were the historic Hall Haskell House heralding the start of the 2013 Ipswich Visitor Center season and the first-ever Ipswich Restaurant Week, sponsored by the Ipswich Chamber of Commerce.

Lighting designer Eric Mitchell of Northeast Nurseries, a member of the Association of Outdoor Lighting Professionals, brings an entourage of landscape lighting manufacturers who, in partnership with a myriad of local organizations, are working to highlight Ipswich.

As the summer progresses, other significant architectural landmarks of Ipswich will be celebrated. The crowning glory will come in November with the highlighting of a number of Ipswich’s exemplary First Period houses. The “Ipswich is First … Period” event celebrates the fact that Ipswich has more First Period houses, built between 1620 and 1720, than any other town in the nation. All 65 First Period homeowners are invited to highlight their houses as part of a weeklong Thanksgiving homage to harvest, hearth and home.

Ipswich ReCreation & Culture salutes EBSCO Host for maintaining an unwavering standard of excellence!

The Ipswich History Mural is a great gift to our town. Its highlight, which is funded by EBSCO Host, adds sparkle to Ipswich Nights. Thanks to both the EBSCO Host and the town of Ipswich Electrical Department for all of their cooperation in realizing this vision!

Finally, to Nat Pulsifer, who guides from behind the scenes, thanks for all of your support!

Kerrie Bates

Recreation director

Ipswich ReCreation and Culture