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Historic Display in Townsend

October 7, 2018

TOWNSEND -- The side yard of the Reed House will be filled with the activity of an encampment on Saturday, Oct. 13, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., at 72 Main St.

Two units of Minutemen, from Townsend and Stow, will pitch tents and display their expertise in the arts of everyday life in the 18th and 19th centuries.

Inside, there will be demonstrations of candle-making, cooking on a hearth, beehive-oven baking, feather-quill writing, and tours of the Reed House, an historic house museum.

Outside, there will be musket-firing and demonstrations of coopering, the barrel-crafting industry that played an important role in Townsend’s past.

The public is invited to participate in the Townsend Historical Society’s Fall Open House, all day or any part of it. It’s free.

For more information, call 978-597-2106.

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