Christmas at the Manse
Dennis is a town filled with history, much of it preserved by the Dennis Historical Society, which was formed shortly after the home of Captain Theophilus Baker (built in 1801) was presented to the town of Dennis in the early 60s. Today, the Historical Society cares for a number of properties – including the Baker House (now the 1801 Jericho House Museum) and the 1736 Josiah Dennis Manse, home of the first settled minister of the town, and now on the National Register of Historic Places.
Sunday, December 10th, noon-3:30pm, is the perfect time to pop into the Dennis Manse. Costumed docents will greet you throughout the festively decorated saltbox home, celebrating the season and surrounded by artifacts of early Dennis life. You’ll see the children’s room, spinning and weaving exhibit, gardens and Dennis maritime wing (there’s also a 1745 one-room school house on the grounds.)
A trolley whisks you from the Gazebo to the Manse for caroling and holiday refreshments, followed by the Dennis Village Stroll to help you work off the calories. Admission is free, but donations are gratefully accepted.