Family Day at the Museum to feature antique tractors, cars and small engines  

  • Brian Langevin provided free wagon rides at last year’s Family Day at the Museum. The wagon is courtesy of the Red Apple Farm. This year’s family Day will be held July 20 (rain date July 21) from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the museum’s location at 80 State Rd./Route 2A, next to the Phillipston Fire Station. The event is free.   Courtesy/Linda Langevin

  • —Courtesy/Linda LangevinAntique tractors are lined up at last year’s Family Day at the Museum in Phillipston are shown. The 2019 Family day will be held July 20 (rain date July 21st) from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the museum’s location at 80 State Rd. —Courtesy/Linda Langevin

  • Many antique cars shown lined up at last year’s Family Day at the Museum at 80 State Rd./Route 2A adjacent to the Phillipston Fire Station.   —Courtesy/Linda Langevin

  • This huge, antique egg incubator was operating in Phillipston in 1948 at the Elbridge Ward poultry farm. A six foot cube, the “Petersime Hatchibator” hatched about 1,000 eggs each week. It will be featured, along with antique tractors and cars at the 2019 Family Day on July 20 (rain date July 21) from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the museum’s location at 80 State Rd./Route 2A adjacent to the Phillipston Fire Station. The event is free and open to the public.  —Courtesy/Linda Langevin

Published: 7/7/2019 9:40:07 PM

PHILLIPSTON — The Historical Society of Phillipston, Inc. is sponsoring its 7th Annual Family Day at the Museum on Saturday, July 20, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. The rain date is July 21. 

The family-friendly event will be held at 80 State Rd., Route 2A, adjacent to the Phillipston Fire Station.

Children can sit on the tractors, and takea free wagon ride. The event is free and open to the public.

Linda Langevin, Committee Chair said, “The day will be very educational as well as lots of fun. The collectors are an enthusiastic bunch and love to share their knowledge and experience with others. Some will demonstrate how their tractors and engines were used ‘back in the day’, including an engine that churns homemade ice cream for us to share.”

 The Historical Society of Phillipston, Inc. was established in 2000 as a 501c(3) nonprofit. The purpose of the society is to encourage an interest in the history of Phillipston and to establish and maintain its museum. The Society renovated the former Methodist Church on State Road as a museum and in 2013 moved it a quarter mile up 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 which is used 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.

Throughout the year, the Society holds regular, almost monthly programs that are open to the public and everyone is encouraged to attend. For more information call 978-939-5656.


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