Date: Saturday, April 11th
Time: 12:00 pm
Site: Faulkner Homestead, 5 High St., Acton
Donations: $10.00 per child
Our annual Egg Hunt is a huge hit with kids and their parents.
Bring your own basket ready to fill.
Don't miss out - Registration is limited.
Register online today!
Parking is available on site or nearby.
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Date: Sunday, April 19th
Time: 1:00 - 4:00 pm
Robbins Ride: 5:30 pm
Location: Faulkner Homestead
Come travel back in time with us to learn why we celebrate Patriots Day in Acton as the start of both the Revolutionary and Civil Wars. What better place to do it than at the Faulkner Homestead, the home of Col. Francis Faulkner in 1775, and Col. Winthrop E. Faulkner in 1861!
The annual Patriots Day Spirit at the Faulkner Homestead, 5 High Street, shows why Patriots’ Day commemorates both events. We welcome all to this family-friendly event.
Costumed re-enactors from two different centuries will take part. On April 19, 1775, colonial families waited in the Faulkner dooryard for news of their militiamen. Today’s visitors will experience 18th-century home life with outdoor cooking, children’s games, crafts, etc., and get to meet the young Francis Faulkner, Jr. Indoors, members of the Nashoba Valley Weavers’ Guild will demonstrate the colonial art of spinning and weaving.
Advancing to 1861, to mark the start of the Civil War, reenactment groups from both the North and South will be encamped on the hillside. If weather permits, they will also stage a skirmish or two in the Faulkner Woods.
Don't miss the Acton Minutemen's Robbins Ride re-enactment - this year it's following Patriots Spirit at 5:30 pm. The horse and alarm rider bringing news of approaching war to Col. Francis Faulkner.
Patriots Day Spirit is open to the public for a modest donation—“Give What You Will.” Parking is available nearby.
IWF Historic Museum events and Open Houses 2020
Saturday, April 11 - Spring Egg Hunt at Faulkner Homestead
Sunday, April 19 - Patriots Day Spirit - Faulkner Homestead
Sunday, April 19 - Robbins Ride - Faulkner Homestead
May 31 – Suffragette Tea in the Tavern - Jones Tavern
June TBD - Brownie Bodge Remembrance - Faulkner Homestead
Sept - Oct - ArtOut Show & Sale - Jones Tavern
Saturday, Oct. 3 - Open Tap Room & Annual Meeting
Historic House Museum Tours - Both Houses (Fourth Sundays)
- May 24
- June 28
- July 26
- September 27
- October 25