Thursday, October 10,
Tour of the Bithewold Mansion in Bristol, RI for MEMBERS ONLY. Meet at 9am at the
Briggs- McDermott House.
Carpool from the Briggs Campus to Blithewold Mansion, Gardens and Arboretum, Lunch not included at a local restaurant.
RESERVATIONS REQUIRED: $10 PER PERSON, CALL 508-563-10867
December 6, 7, and 8
Fri. 4-8pm; Sat. & Sun. 11am-3pm
CHRISTMAS IN OLD BOURNE VILLAGE
Visit the decorated Briggs-McDermott House, Carriage House, and Forge. Refreshments will be served on Friday evening. The Aptucxet Garden Club will sell greens and wreaths arranged for the holidays on
Friday evening and Saturday morning.
ADMISSION IS FREE.
The Briggs-McDermott House, the Alonzo Booth Blacksmith Shop, and the Alan Green Carriage House will be open to the public. The Forge will be operating, and a fine collection of vintage carriages will be on display in the carriage house. Occasionally, costumed docents will be found baking old-time recipes in the vintage wood stove. The Forge has a number of hand-made wrought iron items available for sale, such as mantle hooks, hinges, and triangles, and will be highlighted over the last two weekends of June.
Calendar of Events
Saturday, August 10, 5pm to 7pm
Lobster Roll Supper at the Briggs-McDermott House grounds
This year we are featuring the music of Andrew Prete. Andrew is well-known in the music world. It will be necessary to place your order for lobster or a chicken salad roll before this event.
DETAILS TO BE ANNOUNCED AT A LATER DATE- STAY TUNED
Saturday, June 8, 4pm - Annual Member Meeting
Members are invited to hear what's been happening and what's to come, and to elect the new board of directors. A pot luck supper will be held at the Forge after the meeting. Please join us, and if you can, bring a dish to share. Seating is limited. Please let us know if you will be at the supper with a phone call by June 3rd. Call 508-563-5786
July & August Exhibit
Vintage Postcards from the
Villages of Bourne
An extensive exhibit will be on display of vintage and antique postcards portraying life, scenery and people from all of the villages of "Old Bourne".
Saturday, April 13, 10:30am
Tour of Four Bourne Boatyards
Tour begins at 10:30am at Ballentine's Boatyard containing many classic restored vessels, 1104 Route 28A, Cataumet.
11:30am at Bucky Barlows Boartyard- on the Pocasset River to view an old-time yard.
12:00 noon will be a tour of Parker's Boatyard with complimentary chowder;
1:00pm at Kingman Yacht Center
RESERVATIONS: CALL 508-563-7888 OR 508-360-5459, $10 PER PERSON
OPEN FOR THE SEASON: Fridays and Saturdays, June 14th through August 24th, 1-4pm with guided tours. APPOINTMENTS MAY BE MADE FOR VISITS ON OTHER DAYS BY CALLING 508-563-1087
Bourne Society for Historic Preservation
September 28, 10am-4pm
An old time Harvest Festival at the Briggs-McDermott House, working Alonzo Booth Forge and Alan Green Carriage House
Food, crafts, games, live music, horse rides, miniature petting ponies, weaving, attic treasures, country store, ice cream churning, cider pressing, & puppet show!
ADULTS: $6, CHILDREN: 4-12 $4, FAMILY LIMIT: $20
The Bourne Society for Historic Preservation is proud to present the historical Briggs-McDermott House! The Society’s friends and members have generously donated many furnishings to the Briggs-McDermott family and also maintain a period garden and small granite walled barn.
June 15, 1pm- "Overview of Folk Art" Program
This program will be presented at the Bourne Public Library (directly across from the Briggs-McDermott House) by Beth Friend. Space is limited.
RESERVATIONS: CALL 508-563-1087, $5 DONATION
Saturday, April 6, 10am-4pm
Cape Cod Festival of Museums
We will be exhibiting at the 3rd annual Cape Cod Museum Trail Festival to be held at the Hyannis Youth & Community Center at 141 Bassett Lane, Hyannis, MA
Sunday, June 23, 11am to 1pm-
"Brunch at the Briggs-McDermott House"
Tickets will be sold as part of a raffle at the annual meeting and eight lucky winners will be invited to the
first Brunch at the Briggs.
DETAILS TO BE ANNOUNCED
AT A LATER DATE- STAY TUNED