Harvest weekend at Montpelier
Thomaston — The General Henry Knox Museum will host its Harvest Weekend and final tours of the season on Columbus Day weekend, Oct. 6, 7, and 8, at Montpelier, the big white house at the turn to Saint George in Thomaston. Hours are Saturday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Sunday 1 to 4 p.m.; and Monday, 1 to 4 p.m. Admission is $7 for adults, $6 for seniors and AAA members, and $4 for children ages 5 to 14. Family rates are $18, children younger than 5 are free, and on Harvest Weekend all active and veteran military personnel and their families are admitted free.
“It’s a wonderful time to tour the mansion,” said Ellen Dyer, executive director of General Henry Knox Museum. “The general’s bedroom was re-painted and wallpapered this summer, in an historically documented effort to approximate as closely as possible Henry’s and Lucy’s actual decor at Montpelier. And it’s the last chance this year to get a look at that special bed everyone’s been talking about.”
Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., representatives from the local Lady Knox Chapter of DAR will host a bake sale and information table about DAR membership opportunities. DAR and museum members Mary Kay Felton and Sally Ann Williamson are organizing volunteers from both organizations to provide baked goods. Proceeds from the sale will be used to purchase a reproduction of a 1776 wall map of Boston Harbor to hang in the museum.
Also on Saturday from 1 to 4 p.m., Sarah Akin and her 7-year-old daughter Elizabeth will set up their spinning wheel in the museum’s 1790s kitchen and demonstrate how wool was spun into thread in 18th-century America.
For more information contact the museum at email@example.com or 354-8062.