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  • Easter Great Gathering

    The “Easter Great Gathering”, a fun-filled family traditional event since 2011, will be held on Saturday, March 31, 2018 at Red Apple Farm, Phillipston, MA from 8 am to 1 pm, sponsored by the Phillipston Congregational Church of Phillipston, MA.

    The 7th Annual Brunch with the Easter Bunny will be held in the barn including Ham, Eggs, Pancakes, Sausage, Home Fries, Toast, Fruit and Beverages being served Cafeteria style. Tickets are $9 for adults, $5 for kid’s ages 3 to 10 and Seniors 65+. If you purchase your tickets in advance, you will save $1 each, for tickets call: (978) 939-8901.

    Free Egg Hunts will be held for the children at 9, 10 and 11 am (sponsored by the Phillipston Lion’s Club). There will be separate Toddler & Preschoolers’ Hunts. The Teen Egg Hunt with prizes will be held at 12:30 pm.
    At “High Noon”, an Adult Egg Hunt, with a limited number of tickets being sold, some of the incredible prizes will be Apple, a Fitbit and many more. For the Adult Egg Hunt you must be 18 years of age or over and be present to participate. For advance tickets call (978) 939-5608. There will be baby bunnies for the children to enjoy. Easter Vendor Fair (inside store and outside) including Sunday School/Youth Group (cotton candy, bunny ears), Easter Raffle Baskets (wide variety), Fresh Cider, Donuts & Coffee, 2017 Phillipston Church Cookbooks, Quilt Raffle “Log Cabin Delight”, Face Painting, Pictures with the Bunny and much more. Come one come all for a full day of family fun!
     
     
     
    Posted Mar 27, 2018, 12:13 PM by Karl Hakkarainen
  • Holly Berry Fair
    The Phillipston Congregational Church on the Common in Phillipston, MA is sponsoring the 4th Annual “Holly Berry Fair” and “Visiting with Santa” being held in the vestry of the church on Saturday, December 2nd from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Picture taking with Santa will be available.

    An assortment of items will be available for purchase. Among the vendors are Christmas Attic Treasures, Jewelry, Candles, Holiday Sweets, Ladies Benevolent Society Handmade Crafts, Fudge & Candy, and lots more.

    A fantastic luncheon is being prepared by the Phillipston Lion’s Club including a variety of Soups, Sandwiches, Loaded Baked Potatoes, Whoopie Pies, Apple Crisp and Drinks. Bring your friends or meet them there to begin and/or finish up your Holiday Shopping with local vendors.

    Come one, Come all to enjoy the holiday season and cheer!
    Posted Nov 21, 2017, 6:02 AM by Karl Hakkarainen
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Historical Society of Phillipston, Inc.

2015-2016 Directors, Officers, and Committees

Board of Directors (Officers + Directors)

President – Jane French

Vice President – Emelda Haughton

Treasurer – Gerry Gariepy

Asst. Treasurer - Leslie Dossett

Clerk – Patricia Hawkins

Historian – Terri Johnson

Curator – Jane French

Director (1 yr) – Brian Ward

Director (2 yrs) – Richard Hamel

Director (3 yrs) – Nancy MacEwen

Assistants

Correspondence Clerk - Carole Gariepy

Membership Clerk – Kay Deans

Asst. Curator - Terri Johnson

Building Committee

Chair: Linda Langevin

Gerry Gariepy

Gerhard Fandreyer

Russell Flagg

Leo Reponen

Peter Richard

Dave Bramhall

Jim Potter (Alternate)

Nominating Committee

Chair: Emelda Haughton

Sally Kastberg

Bea Erickson

Program Committee

Chair: Carole Gariepy

Stephanie Flynn

Publicity Committee

Claire Adomaitis

Kay Deans

Ryan Twohey

Karl Hakkarainen

Hospitality Committee

Chair: Marie Lalena

Marilyn Holway

Colleen Richard

Mary Polchlopek

Ways and Means Committee

Chair: Emelda Haughton

Nancy MacEwen

David Bramhall

Evelyn (Dee) North

Mission

The Society’s mission is to cultivate an interest in the history of Phillipston through research and education as well as to collect, preserve and exhibit its historical artifacts and documents.

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Museum 

The former Methodist church built c. 1849 and located on Rt. 2A has been converted into the Society’s 3-season museum.

Summer Hours

Wednesday and Sunday 1-3PM or by appointment.

The museum is dedicated to the people of town.

Volunteers

We are looking for volunteers who can welcome visitors during museum hours. Jane will train you on the exhibits and other features of the museum and help you with questions that visitors may bring. Society members and other townspeople who would like to help can call Jane at 978 249 4356.

Collections

The Society uses PastPerfect® museum software to catalog its collections.

Programs and Projects

Monthly Educational Programs

Topics are historical in nature and focus on some aspect of Phillipston's history. See our calendar for information about upcoming events. See the 2013-2014 program flyer (PDF) for additional information.

The Phillipston Tattler

The Society’s newsletter keeps members aware of programs, activities and resources of the Society.

The Spirit of Phillipston

A comprehensive history of the town written and illustrated by three members of the Society.  This book is available through the Society for $30.00 plus shipping and handling.