HATHORNE — Superintendent Heidi Riccio announces that the Annual Larkin Homecoming Gala, which supports the Catherine Larkin Memorial Cottage Project, has been rescheduled to May.
The Gala will be held on Saturday, May 14, 2022, on the South Campus lawn of the school.
Built in 1950, the cottage once served as the hub for the Homemaking program at Essex Tech, then known as Essex County Agricultural School. The cottage is named for U.S. Army Lt. Catherine Larkin, a former student of the Homemaking program and World War II nurse who died in a plane crash in 1945.
Essex Tech students from various disciplines, including Construction Craft Laborers, Carpentry, Masonry, Electrical, Plumbing and Agriculture, have been working to rebuild the cottage, using historically significant or otherwise useful materials from the original cottage.
During the last year, the Local 22 Laborers’ Union completed the foundation in collaboration with Essex Tech’s Construction Craft Laborer and Masonry students and in partnership with S&F Concrete. The school also worked with ADD Griffin, Boston architectural firm designLAB, and Richard Griffin from Derby Square Architects.
This new building, located across Route 62 from the Farm Stand, will include an agricultural museum, learning center and community function space. The facility will feature historic artifacts from the school’s long history, and also will include a kitchen to support events.
Tickets for the gala are $150 per person, and $1,200 for a table of 10. Tickets can be purchased here.
Those looking for additional ways to support the Larkin Cottage project can learn more at essexnorthshore.org/larkin/.