Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Reaping the Benefits - Plimoth comes to Ipswich

The Alexander Knight House (AKH) team welcomes the Plimoth Plantation Interpretive Artisans to town this Friday, September 25. The collaborative group will harvest approximately one-acre of reed for thatching the Alexander Knight House. Plimoth Plantation harvests approximately 7 acres of reed and cattail to thatch roofs in the village. The harvesting will take place in both towns of Ipswich and Essex. The reed will be gathered by the traditional First Period method using a sickle. Once the reed is gathered, it will then be dried and overwintered in preparation for Spring 2010 roofing activities at the Alexander Knight House site. For more information on this weekend’s activities log on to: