Thomaston Historical Society's 2012 Home for the Holidays

Nov 15, 2012
The Captain Samuel Watts House, site of Thomaston Historical Society’s 6th Annual Home for the Holidays Reception & Open House event on Dec. 7 and 8.

Thomaston — The Captain Samuel Watts House, at 35 Knox St., Thomaston, will be the site of Thomaston Historical Society’s 6th Annual Home for the Holidays Reception and Open House fundraiser event on Friday and Saturday, Dec. 7 and 8.

Watts, a sea captain, world renowned shipbuilder and successful investor, built this wonderful home in 1873. Its magnificent structure and massive proportions were befitting of Watts’ status as a town father and one of the few American millionaires at that time.

The Watts House includes approximately 8,000 square feet of living space, many beautiful bay windows, parquet floors, and exquisite archways. It will provide the perfect backdrop for the festive decorations that are a warm and inviting feature of this annual holiday event.

The two-day Home for the Holidays event will include a preview reception on Friday evening, Dec. 7 from 5 to 7 p.m. with music, wine and hors d’oeuvres, and a live auction of donated items called by Auctioneer Bruce Gamage. An open house will be held on Saturday, Dec. 8 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. There will be a silent auction of items and gift certificates donated by local individuals and businesses running throughout the two days.

“We are very excited about welcoming the community to our home during the festive holiday season, and we are happy to support the Knox Farmhouse maintenance and acquisition efforts of the Thomaston Historical Society,” said homeowners Bill and Kay Master in a news release. THS President Mimi Zwick added, “No one should miss this opportunity to visit this beautiful and historic Thomaston home.”

Advance tickets for the preview reception and Saturday’s open house can be purchased by calling 354-7029 or by mailing a check to THS Holiday House, P.O. Box 384, Thomaston, ME 04861. Tickets for the preview reception, which must be purchased in advance, are $20 per person ($18 for THS members). Tickets for the Saturday open house are $10 each ($8 for THS members), and they can be ordered in advance or purchased at the door on the day of the event.

All proceeds from ticket sales and silent auction will go to Thomaston Historical Society’s acquisition and building maintenance funds.

Please call 354-4020 or 542-3148 for more details. Further information is also available at

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