To continue getting breaking news and the full stories from The Boston Globe, subscribe today.
June 24, 2012
Lisa Poole for The Boston Globe
The 1657 Alexander Knight House was built on the grounds of the Ipswich Museum using traditional tools, materials, and methods.
Volunteers reconstructing the 1657 Alexander Knight House piqued the curiosity of passersby.
Justin Keegan used a replica period ax.
Volunteers devoted countless hours to everything from historic research to masonry to website design.
Mathew Cummings helped put together the thatched roof using traditional methods.