Happenings: The Webster Estate

We have had a couple of busy and exciting weeks at The Webster Estate.  Please take a few moments to see some of the beautiful photos and many thank you messages from the Daniel Webster Preservation Trust. 

Family Fun Day – Tenth Anniversary




Thank you, Phyllis, and all the Nielsen family for another successful Family Fun Day.  Ten years ago you were the only member of the Webster Board of Directors who felt we should reach out to young families and open our historic house for a day of fun.  And what a hit it has been through these past 10 years.  It was quite the learning process to get started but with everyone behind you, it was pulled together and its popularity continues to thrive.

I’d like to share with you, a note from our organizer, Phyllis Nielsen.

Family Fun Day, a summer fund-raiser for the Daniel Webster Estate, has just celebrated its 10th year and I have so many people to whom I and the Estate are grateful for, and so many people I want to thank for their many years of service to this event: my family, my friends, dedicated sponsors and vendors, and the Marshfield community.

Special thank you’s to Jim Coffey of Busy Bee Jumpers, Bob Costa from BC Tent Co., Roxie’s of Quincy,  Haddad’s Cafe, Rand Handy, Kennedy’s Country Gardens, and Ground Effects who have supported FFD for all 10 years. Delicious chowders from the Bridgewaye Inn, Crest Family Catering, and Dockside Donuts for all these years. Much appreciation to Big Joe, our storyteller, who has volunteered his expertise for 10 years and to Marshfield’s finest: our Fire and Police departments for joining us every year and to Beny and Officer Reidy, our K9 team.  Much love to my sons: Jim, who provides the petting zoo with a myriad of animals yearly, and Steve, who manages the food stand, and to my group of ladies who serve chowders, collect tickets, make the delicious cookies and brownies, and finally to my  faithful committee: Ann, Barbara, Gwen, Mickey and Otis who have been with me from the start.  Also thanks to long time contributors: Millie Savage and her husband from Cluster Of Clowns of Quincy, Equine for Events, Seagate Farm, the Fantastic 4H Livestock Club, Don Vautrinot, Veterans Who Care, and the 1936 “Buffalo” fire engine, Denise’s Sand Art, the Mayo’s, the docents who oversaw the 1880 mansion, the Carriage House, and Law Office, Atlantis Pest Services, and everyone else who pitched in to set up, dismantle, and clean up.  And this year again thanks to the Plymouth County Sheriff’s Dept who provided over 50 Children’s ID sets to parents.  Thanks also to Wally, the Green Monster from the Red Sox, Rainforest Reptiles, and to Michael Page and the Weekend Weather Warrior truck from NECN. THANK YOU MARSHFIELD!

The 10th Anniversary of Family Fun Day brought with it many new faces. I wish to welcome and thank our more recent friends, donors and sponsors; South Shore Therapies, Radius Financial Advisors, Brant Rock Market, C&C Advisors, Cask n’ Flagon, Green Harbor Golf Club, Salty Dog Daycare and Grooming, and Sea Greene Art, Design + Media Mktg. Thank you for your support and we look forward to seeing you again next year in 2019!

We hope that South Shore families will look back on those Sundays when they were children and remember all the good times at the Daniel Webster Estate.

Respectfully yours,

Carol Kiburis, President DWPT






The Law Office Rededication at The Daniel Webster Estate


The Daniel Webster Law Office was at the 1699 Winslow House property for 50 years having been moved there for safe keeping while a day camp was held at the Webster Estate.  It has been returned and the Marshfield historical Commission held a rededication event at the Daniel Webster Estate on Sunday, August 19 2018.

The Law Office is frequently open in conjunction with the Estate.

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We had a lovely turn out from town members and many public officials were in attendance.

Otis Carney, Marshfield Historical Commission Chair gave a brief talk on moving the building and discovering the well believed to be circa 1780 and original to the property.

James Cantwell was Master of Ceremonies.

Cynthia Krussell, Town Historian delivered her recollections of how the preservation took place.

Town Administrator, Michael Maresco who provided advice and assistance during his tenure at Massachusetts Historical Commission and now through the Town of Marshfield also addressed the attendees.

The Law Office has been returned to the grounds of the Daniel Webster Estate and subsequently restored.


10th Annual Family Fun Day

Join us for, The Webster Estate’s 10th Annual Family Fun Day! 


July 29th 2018, Noon-4PM 

Phyllis Nielsen, Family Fun Day organizer, is bursting with pride as she announces that her 10th Annual Family Fun Day will take place on Sunday, July 29 at the Daniel Webster Estate from noon to 4pm.

The Daniel Webster Preservation Trust wishes to thank our very generous group of sponsors for helping us continue this Fun Marshfield Family Tradition. To learn more about each of our sponsors, simply click on their logo and visit their Facebook page



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Progressive Dinner: June 30 2018

Historical Triangle Marshfield

Please join us for our third Progressive Dinner.
Celebrated in the rooms and on the lawns of these local gems.

Progressive Dinner – June 30 2018 4:00 PM to 10:00 PM

  • Join the Historical Society for appetizers at the Marcia Thomas House.
  • Move next to the 1699 Winslow House for dinner.
  • Wind up the night with dessert at the Daniel Webster Estate.

Attendance is limited to 60 guests. Tickets are $25.00 per person. Advance reservations are required by Wednesday, June 27th. For further information call Barbara at (781) 834-9867 or, email:

Mail checks made out to DWPT at Box 238, Green Harbor, MA 02041

First come first served. Parking at the 1699 Winslow House.

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Taste the History: Mayflower Brewing Company

Join us for Taste the History: Mayflower Brewing Company at The Daniel Webster Estate!! May 5 2018


“Taste the History” with the Mayflower Brewing Company at the Daniel Webster Estate on Saturday May 5 from 3-6pm. 

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Snack and sip on a wide variety of beers as the history of the Mayflower voyage, the Mayflower Compact, and the Mayflower Brewing Company and beer making are explained.

Mayflower Brewing Company

Hear the differences in the ingredients used and the brewing of each individual beer tasted. May 5th is Cinco De Mayo day and Mayflower brews a Mexican lager called Jimador which will be one of the beers offered for tasting.

$20/person tickets at the door.  Call 781-834-7818

The Daniel Webster Estate is located at 238 Webster Street, Marshfield, MA  02050

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Spring Tea- Daniel Webster Estate

Please join us for our Spring Victorian Tea as members and volunteers of the Daniel Webster Preservation Trust welcome Spring.

Webster Estate Seasonal Teas 2018

Please join us for our Spring Victorian Tea as members and volunteers of the Daniel Webster Preservation Trust welcome Spring.

Our Spring Tea is being held on Sunday April 8th from 2-4pm (seating at 2pm) in the historic 1880 mansion at the Webster Estate. Tea is served all afternoon with scones and breads, assorted tea sandwiches and delicious desserts.

Tickets are $20 and include a tour of our historic 1880 Victorian Mansion. Reservations only– by calling Carol at 781-834-7818.

Don’t delay as these Victorian teas sell out quickly.

Don’t forget to mark your calendars for our other seasonal teas and family activities.


June 10 Summer Tea

October 14 Fall Tea

November 11 Winter Tea


Family Tea September 23

This is the newly named September Tea and it is hoped that indeed families with children might choose to attend and to “take tea”, an old time tradition when families would gather together on a Sunday afternoon for conversation and food and drink, with us in our beautiful and old and historic house on Sun Sept 23.  Tea ,or lemonade for the non- tea drinkers, will be served from 2-4pm.  

Encourage nana, grampy, aunts and uncles to join in with you and your children, 5 years and older, for this special tea. 

Please call 781-834-7818 for reservations. Reserve a table for your family or the friends you choose to call family.  

Tickets $20, $10 children 12 and under.  A tour of the mansion is included.

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“Joy to the World” -Daniel Webster Estate

Daniel Webster Estate 2018

This year’s Christmas theme at The Daniel Webster Estate, perfectly entitled, “Joy to the World” and our featured decorators have once again out done themselves! Please enjoy some of the photos below and if you have a chance, please stop by on Sunday, December 10th 2017 and take it all in for yourself.  A delightful local day trip right here in Marshfield, MA.  Bring your friends, bring your family or stop by alone.

Be sure to stop by the Museum room and bid on the array of local silent auction items.

Sunday is a final showing and the house can be viewed from 11AM through 5PM. Tickets are available at the door only.

Pricing is $15 General Admission and Senior pricing is $10.

One more acknowledgment to ALL of our decorators. Thank you to you all for your dedication, talent and generosity.  Lastly, thank you to all of our volunteers, with out you the spectacular events all year long at The Daniel Webster Estate would be impossible!


ENTRANCE–Gwen Frazier
PARLOR–Deb Dunphy and Jean Peck
DINING ROOM–Barry Arcangeli
BUTLER’S PANTRY–Nancy Christie
KITCHEN–Michele Campion, Stefani Shea, Meghan Stempel
STUDY–Lynn Habel Murphy
HALL BATH–Donna Fallon Cavanaugh
NURSERY–Y’ise Gardeners
CAROLINE’S DRESSING ROOM–Judy Timmins, Gail Connolly, Kate Pinkham, Michele Powers
CAROLINE’S BEDROOM–Lisa Wrin, Second 2 None Furniture Consignments
BOUDOIR–Seaside Gardeners
BLUE TOILE BEDROOM–Kim Andrew, Melanie Anderson, Realtors, William Raveis, Norwell and Lisa Plimton, Plimton Designs, Hull
MUSEUM–Karen Bowen, Webster Decorators



Poker, Pop Culture and Daniel Webster

Author Lecture, “The Families, the Voyage and the Founding of America” by Rebecca Fraser

This event is sponsored by the Marshfield Historical Triangle and will be hosted at The Daniel Webster Estate (238 Webster St, Marshfield). This lecture is free to the public.

“The Families, the Voyage and the Founding of America”

Thursday, November 9, 2017, 7 PM
This lecture is free and open to the public

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Rebecca Fraser sheds new light about the Mayflower and on a family caught up in all the perils of crossing the ocean and settling in the wilderness of a new land.

But the story did not end there. All settlers had to become linguists, traders, and explorers, and yet not forget their roots and customs from the old country. With the aid of exciting contemporary documents, Mrs. Fraser brings the Winslow Family to life, a family made less ordinary by their responses to the challenges of the New World.

Written with the pace of an epic, this is a story that is both national but intimate and human, as the Winslows made the painful decisions that ensured their survival in America.

This event is sponsored by the Marshfield Historical Triangle and will be hosted at The Daniel Webster Estate (238 Webster St, Marshfield). This lecture is free to the public.

REBECCA FRASER, a long-time Winslow Association Member, has worked as a researcher, an editor, and a journalist, and has written for many publications, including Tatler, Vogue, The Times, and The Spectator. She is the author of “The Brontës” and “The Story of Britain”.