Two recent lectures by Meg Black, sponsored by the Topsfield Town Library, highlighted the wealth of art in Topsfield. In the first, Meg discussed the Walker Hancock sculpture "Agony in the Garden of Gethsemane" located at Trinity Church and dedicated to Jonathan Daniels, a martyr of the civil rights movement. In the second, she examined the inspiration for Henry Field Kellogg's design of the Topsfield Town Library and some of the paintings in the collection.
For a small town, Topsfield is home to an impressive collection of art. Thanks to the Gould Fund, many exceptional pieces have been added to the holdings and the deCordova Museum shares pieces from its collection annually. Visitors are encouraged to take a self-guided tour of the sculpture and paintings at the Library. To learn more see Topsfield Town Library's art page.
For Love of Community!
Calling all Tri-Town Youth! Help the Topsfield Garden Club share the love for our Tri-Town Community by customizing a wooden heart. Draw a picture, write an encouraging message, show your gratitude ... let YOUR creativity shine! Use the red ribbon in your packet to hang your heart on the trees in front of Topsfield Town Hall or at your home. Be sure to send us a picture of your design.
Hearts can be picked up in the lobby of the Tri-Town Council office at 7 Grove St. in downtown Topsfield, behind the post office, beginning Wednesday, 1/27/21.
Assistance with Shared Streets grant
The Town needed sidewalk "extensions" to retain its Shared Streets grant. Members of the Topsfield Garden Club rose to the occasion and created within five days the hay bale arrangements along Main Street. Many thanks to the gathering team, the arrangement team and the installation team who were able to create such lovely arrangements throughout the downtown area.