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Addison Gallery Teams Up with AVIS, Andover Historical Society, West Parish Garden Cemetery for Trails & Sails

The Addison Gallery is proud to be a part of the Essex National Heritage Area’s Trails & Sails program this fall. Trails & Sails offers opportunities to explore Essex County's cultural, historic, and natural sites over two weekends in September. This year the Addison, Andover Village Improvement Society (AVIS), the Andover Historical Society, and West Parish Garden Cemetery are offering a series of events on Sunday, September 28 that make for a great day exploring Andover.

Starting at 10:00 a.m., West Parish Garden Cemetery is offering a tour of its historic and beautifully landscaped grounds and on-site chapel. At 12:00 p.m., AVIS will lead a hike through the meadows and woods of the Shawsheen River and Vale Reservations. From 2:00 to 3:00 p.m., the Addison Gallery will host a gallery talk and tour of the exhibition Dwight Tryon and American Tonalism with guest curator Keith Kauppila. And at 4:00 p.m. the Andover Historical Society will lead a costumed walking tour of 1820s Andover, highlighting the places where Andover’s prominent 19th-century citizens lived, worked, and played. All of the events are free and open to the public, and participants can choose to do any or all of the programs. For more details, visit

Image: Dwight Tryon, View of South Dartmouth, 1883, oil on canvas, Smith College Museum of Art, Northampton, Massachusetts, Gift of Rose K. Coen, on view in the exhibition Dwight Tryon and American Tonalism.