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Family Day at the Museum with Antique Tractors, Cars and Small Engines

posted Jul 16, 2014, 3:04 AM by Karl Hakkarainen

The Historical Society of Phillipston, Inc. is sponsoring its 3rd Annual Family Day at the Museum on Saturday July 19, 2014 from 9 A.M. to 4 P.M. (rain date on July 20th). Join them at their new location on 80 State Rd/Rt. 2A adjacent to the Phillipston fire station. Bring the children. They can sit on the tractors, and may even get a ride. The event is free and open to all the public.

Brian Langevin provided wagon rides at last year’s Family Day at the Museum hosted by the Historical Society of Phillipston. (Wagon, courtesy of the Red Apple Farm).
Carole Gariepy, Vice President and Program committee Chair said, “The day will be very educational and lots of fun. The collectors are an enthusiastic bunch and love to share their knowledge and experience with others. Some of them will demonstrate how their engines were used, including an engine that churns homemade ice cream.”

The Historical Society of Phillipston, Inc. was established in 2000 as a 501c(3) non-profit organization. The purpose of the Society is to cultivate and encourage an interest in the history of Phillipston and to establish and maintain a museum. The Society renovated the former Methodist Church on State Road as a museum and in 2013 moved it ¼ mile down the road to a new location with space for expansion. Also in 2013 the society acquired land at the Goulding Village site in east Phillipston and is developing the site to showcase the industrial past of the town. In 2007 the Society published The Spirit of Phillipston, a fascinating history of the town - 352 pages and over 700 photos. The book can be purchased from the Society (Tel: 978-939-5656 ). Throughout the year, the Society holds regular programs that are open to the public.