2014 Spring & Summer Events
updated 3/27/2014


March 12th – May 31st Spring Exhibit
Made in the Gardner Area: Past & Present 

Made in Greater Gardner - Spring 2014 exhibit

March 12 - May 31
Wednesday - Sunday from 1 - 4 pm
Free for members; $3.00 for non-members

April 10 – The Old Clock Tower

Representing the Narragansett Historical Society of Templeton, Curator and Trustee Brian Tanguay,
will present a narrated slide show featuring the removal, restoration, and installation of the Edward Howard Tower Clock formerly housed in the steeple of the Baldwinville Baptist Church. Originally purchased by the townspeople of Baldwinville in 1872 from the Boston clock builder, this clock has been sitting with the birds for over 30 years. See how it went from a rusted box of wheels into one of the most beautiful time pieces you will ever see. The clock will be on permanent display for the public to see at the Narragansett Historical Society's second building on Hubbardston Rd., formerly called the Grange Hall.

Reception 6pm – 7pm Refreshments served
Program 7pm – 8 pm

Members FREE, Non-members $3.00

April 24th – The History of Broadcasting with Donna Halper

The Boston-based author, educator and media historian – will speak on local radio history.

Reception 6pm – 7pm Refreshments served
Program 7pm – 8 pm

Members FREE, Non-members $3.00

May 8th – The History of the Post Office

Presented by Pam Boudreau, Postmaster at the Gardner Post Office
    “The best way to understand where we are today is to venture into our past. I will briefly explain the history of the United States Postal Service and segue to where we are today at the Gardner Post Office.
    I will show you what the Gardner Post Office looked like in 1912 and share the building expansion from 1934. I will share some vintage photos and official postal documents from years gone by. Together we will take an adventure that will lead us to where we are today.”

Reception 6pm – 7pm Refreshments served
Program 7pm – 8 pm

Members FREE, Non-members $3.00

May 22nd – Old Sturbridge Village is coming to The Gardner Museum!!

Bring the children!!
Costumed Schoolmaster and Schoolmistress will present to students grades 1 – 6 and their parents “The District School” Students may participate and compare educational practices in 1820 and now.

Call for reservations due to limited seating. 978-632-3277.

Reception 6pm – 7pm Refreshments served
Program 7pm – 8 pm

FREE Program


June 11th – September 28th  Summer Exhibit
“Reflections of the Past”


Treasures from Local Historical Societies

Members FREE non-members $3.00
During regular Museum Hours

June 12th - The 8th Annual Hervey Bowden Essay Contest Awards for High School Students

Sponsored by Raymond Fredette
And Pizza party reception sponsored by Papa Gino’s Pizzeria

Reception 6pm – 7pm
Program 7pm – 8 pm

FREE Program 
June 26th - Summer Exhibit Opening Night Celebration 
Summer Exhibit  “Reflections of the Past” 
Treasures from Local Historical Societies 

Reception 6 pm – 8 pm Refreshments served 
Members FREE, non-members $3.00


July 12th - NEW DATE!!! Attic Treasures - Indoor Yard Sale

Uniques and antiques
Something for everyone! A Bargain Hunter’s Dream!!
9 am – Noon
Items for this sale may be donated during regular Museum hours. 


August 28th – Roger Tousignant narrated slide presentation of Homes of Gardner
Real Estate of the 1920-1990s


Reception from 6 pm – 7 pm
Program 7 pm – 8 pm
Members FREE non-members $3.00