North Grafton: The Willard House and Clock Museum is pleased to announce a new Sunday afternoon series, Sunday Tea/Tours. On the last Sunday of each month through May, the museum will highlight a specific aspect of the collection, in addition to the regular guided museum tour, and offer tea and refreshments to guests. Suggested time of arrival is no later than 2:30 PM and reservations are not required. Program is free with museum admission.
March 30th: Pottery and Porcelain. Museum collections include both domestic and imported pieces, some owned by members of the Willard family themselves.
April 27th: Frocks and Hats. See first-hand how Graftonites might have dressed in previous generations by examining parts of the museum’s costume collection. Many of these items are not on view to the general public.
May 25th: Museum History and Grounds (weather permitting). Members of the Willard family initially owned about 300 acres, although specific land-holdings changed through time. When the museum was founded, some of the land was included in the purchase. The presentation delves into the museum’s history, including rare photographs of the Willard House and information about the founding of the museum.