The General Henry Knox Museum will close its official season with three final days of festivities at Montpelier – the big white mansion at the turn to St. George in Thomaston – from 10 a.m. until 3:30 p.m. on Saturday through Monday, Oct. 8-10.

Regular museum tours will continue each day with admission being charged at $7 for adults; $6 for seniors, AAA members, and active military personnel; and $4 for children age 5 to 14. Children under 4 are admitted for free, family rates are capped at $18, and groups of 10 or more unrelated parties pay $5 apiece.

On Saturday, Oct 8, from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m., a workshop will be offered to teach children how to make pomanders – fragrant balls made from fruits and spices that can be tucked away in drawers or hung in closets or other rooms as old-fashioned sachets and room fresheners. In this case fruits from the one surviving Knox apple tree in Thomaston will be incorporated into Montpelier’s pomander balls. Colonial games will also be available to learn and play in conjunction with the pomander workshop. Admission for the workshop is free, but reservations are required and can be made by calling 354-8062 or e-mailing

On Monday, Oct. 10, from 1 until 3:30 p.m., one of Paul Revere’s direct descendants, Suzy Shaub, will be on-hand to answer questions about Montpelier’s bell crafted by Paul Revere that once hung in the old North Church just adjacent to The Henry Knox Museum and is now on display on the museum’s front lawn. Shaub has been collecting postcards and stories about other bells her forebear created, and will be sharing those stories along with additional information about the Daughters of the American Revolution, the local chapter of which she is a member.

The DAR will also be providing free refreshments for the three-day Harvest Weekend festivities. Colonial-recipe punch, pies, and pumpkin bread will be available to the public at their information table to be set up either inside or outside the museum, weather dependent. If interested in finding out whether one’s descendants may qualify one for membership in the DAR, or, if one already knows they qualify but just haven’t gotten around to pursuing membership, this is the time to stop by Montpelier and have those questions answered.

For further information or to reserve a spot for the pomander workshop, please call 354-8062 or email