1736 Josiah Dennis Manse Museum

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About the Manse Museum

Welcome to the home of Reverend Josiah Dennis, the first minister of the Congregational Church of the East Precinct in Yarmouth. Josiah was hired in 1727 and served for 36 years. He married twice, had nine children and was survived by three daughters and his second wife when he died in 1763.

Thirty years later, the East Precinct was incorporated into a separate town from Yarmouth and named Dennis in Josiah’s honor. Reverend Dennis would meet with important people in what we call the East Parlor, and his wife probably served tea to visiting ladies here.

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