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Maritime and Irish Mossing Museum situated on Driftway in the former residence of Capt. Benjamin James is a popular local attraction. This modest museum is dedicated to the two most important things that the city has always been known for, Irish moss and shipbuilding industry. The history of Irish moss cultivation dates back to 1848 when Daniel Ward, an Irish fisherman first landed on the Scituate shore. The museum features interesting exhibits on Daniel Ward and the various tools that were used for cultivation of Irish moss until the industry died in 1990. Other major attractions at Maritime and Irish Mossing Museum are the artifacts from the wrecks of Forest Queen off Peggotty Beach that sank in 1853. An entire room called The Shipwreck Room is dedicated to Portland Gale, a deadly storm that struck the coast of New England in 1898, and its effect on the city. The exhibition at this museum changes regularly offering something new to the visitors.
Methuen Memorial Music Hall is located across Broadway Avenue. Formerly, known as the Serlo Organ Hall, it also featured in the U.S. National Register of Historic Places. This hall continues its musical endeavors and hosts concerts and other musical programs on a regular basis.
Essex Shipbuilding Museum is perhaps the only museum in Essex that focuses on the history of shipbuilding. Its collection comprises of more than 8000 different artifacts and tools that were found on various ships and vessels that were built during the early 19th-century till the later stages of the 20th-century, taking you on an evolutionary journey that will never forget. Community classes and other events are also hosted here.