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Happy Birthday Simon!

NORTH GRAFTON – How many candles would there be on Simon Willard’s birthday cake?

Come to the Willard House and Clock Museum on Sunday, April 6, 2014 to find out as the museum honors Simon Willard, whose actual birthday would have been on April 3rd.  Open free of charge from 1:00 until 4:00, there will be a special tour and activities to commemorate Simon Willard and the legacy of his clocks. For all the fun and festivities, visitors should plan to arrive no later than 3:00 P.M, since the tour takes about an hour.

Located at 11 Willard Street in North Grafton, MA, the Willard House and Clock Museum offers a unique window into what life was like in the late 1700s in a small New England town, and is one of Grafton’s oldest houses. Museum galleries include the restored original farmhouse, which is also the birthplace of the Willard clockmakers. This unique museum contains period furniture, features and accessories, as well as more than 80 Willard clocks, the original workshop of the Willard clockmakers, family portraits, furnishings and other Willard family heirlooms.

For more information, please contact the Willard House and Clock Museum at (508) 839-3500.