Be sure to reserve your spot for this special costumed event. Its our fourth annual Tea at the Tavern. This year our hostess for a special Edwardian era tea will be Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy - reenacted by Janine Gauntt. Rose will be joined by her niece, Geraldine Hannon.
Special guest vocalist: Leslee
Date: Sunday, June 26th
Time: 2 seatings: 1:00 or 2:30
Location: Jones Tavern Parlor
Donations: gratefully accepted
Did you know?
Rose Kennedy’s mother, Josie Hannon Fitzgerald, grew up in Acton. The mid-19th century Hannon Farm was located near the Faulkner House, on the opposite side of High Street just above the Fitchburg Railroad. The stone abutments of the bridge to the farm, called Hannon’s Bridge, can still be seen at the edge of Fort Pond Brook just downstream from the first house on River Street.
You may have noticed some recent changes in the landscape at the Faulkner Homestead. IWF friends and neighbors, high school students, and even passersby have helped clear brush and overcrowded trees from the hillside west of the house.
This area is where the Faulkner family had a small apple orchard All the fruit trees are gone, but we hope to reinstate the apple-growing tradition on the old Faulkner farm. An added bonus should be a clearer view of the house from Main Street!
Our heartfelt thanks to all who helped out!
Iron Work Farm owns the 1707 Faulkner Homestead and 1732 Jones Tavern in South Acton. We serve as the stewards of these precious tangible assets to the historic past. Our mission is to protect, educate and promote historical preservation and the study of South Acton.