Time: June 30, 2018 from 11am to 2:30pm
Location: Quaboag Historical Society
Street: 27 Front St.
City/Town: West Brookfield
Website or Map: http://quaboaghistoricalsocie…
Event Type: music, at, the, museum
Organized By: Ed Londergan
Latest Activity: Jun 12, 2018
A fun afternoon can be had by all at the Quaboag Historical Society Museum, 27 Front St. in West Brookfield on Saturday, June 30 from 11:00-2:30. The local band, the Outlanders, composed of Rick and Janet Baskowski with special guest Bob Zabielski on upright bass and flute. Rick and Janet will be picking and strumming away, Rick on his banjo and Janet on guitar.
“This is something we’ve been looking forward to for a long time. Not only do we want to provide good music but we want people to have a chance to see the museum and learn more about the Society, what we do and how we do it,” says Co-president Amy Dugas.
The museum has many wonderful exhibits and interesting artifacts from throughout the six Plantation towns from Native American items that are thousands of years old to those from business and industry and all things related to Lucy Stone, a pioneer in the struggle for women’s rights.
The Outlanders will play from 12:00-2:00 and food and refreshments will be served. There is no cost to attend.
“The six towns making up the Plantation area,” says Co-president Ed Londergan, “New Braintree, Warren, North Brookfield, Brookfield, West Brookfield and East Brookfield, have a long and fascinating history. The area was inhabited by Native Americans for thousands of years, settled by the English in 1665—353 years ago—and was a center for business, industry and recreation for many years.”
The Quaboag Historical Society was begun in 1895, by a group of residents of the original Quaboag area who saw the need for preservation of its history and artifacts. The Executive Board works to maintain interest in the Society and the Museum. Additionally, it promotes an interest in Quaboag Plantation's beginning and continuing existence.
The museum is open every other Saturday and by appointment. Reference materials are available, artifacts are on display, and attendance and participation are welcomed.