On April 1, 1964, the Selectmen voted to enter the Eastern Essex District of Veterans Affairs. The member towns include Essex, Hamilton, Ipswich and Wenham. A Board consisting of the chairman of the Board of Selectmen in each member town appoints a director of veteran's services of the district and an assistant director, if necessary. Two main programs are provided: 1) to inform and assist veterans and their families of their rights and entitlements under the law; and 2) to render financial assistance in the time of need pursuant to Chapter 115 of the General Laws.

Contact the Eastern Essex District of Veterans Affairs Office:


Ipswich Town Hall
Ipswich, MA 01938
Phone: 978-356-3915
Toll Free: 1-866-347-8838
Fax: 978-356-6488

Contact the Wenham Selectmen's Office:

Wenham Town Hall
138 Main Street
Wenham, MA 01984
Phone: 978-468-5520 Ext. 2
Fax: 978-468-8014

Wenham Town Hall Hours:

9:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Monday, Wednesday, & Thursday
9:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m. Tuesday
9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. Friday