Family Fun Day – Tenth Anniversary
HELD ON SUNDAY, JULY 29TH 2018
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.
Carol Kiburis, President DWPT
The Law Office Rededication at The Daniel Webster Estate
HELD ON SUNDAY, AUGUST 19TH 2018
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.
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.