2014 Fall & Winter Events
ALL dates & times subject to change!!


September 11th – An Evening with Mike Richard, local writer and historian.

You know him from The Gardner News or maybe he was your GHS English teacher. Come to hear him spin his tales of Gardner.


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

Members FREE non-members $3.00 


September 25th - Smith Country Cheese

Dave Smith and Ryan Randall. The cheese-maker himself will talk about the fine craft of making farmstead Gouda, Havarti and Cheddar cheese from the milk from their own dairy farm to the finished product.    A sample or two please……..This one is Gouda for you!

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

Members FREE non-members $3.00 

September 25th - DOLLHOUSE RAFFLE DRAWING!!!!
During Smith’s Country Cheese Evening
Tickets are 1 for $5.00 or 3 for $10.00
On Sale NOW!!
You could own an 8 room mansion!
Fully furnished and electrified!


September 27th - Smithsonian Magazine's Museum FREE Day
1 pm - 4 pm


October 9th – Moose on the Loose!!


Bill Fournier is back by popular demand, this time with a narrated slide program all about moose in the wild!! Bill is a well known nature photographer and artist. If you were here to hear Bill in March talk about black bear, you will want to be here for this one!!

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

Members FREE non-members $3.00 

Due to limited seating reservations are required, call the Museum 978-632-3277 today


October 16th – Eric Stanway, author of “The Victorian”.


History and mystery!
Just before Halloween, come to hear about what could be “The most haunted house in the Commonwealth”, the S.K. Pierce House built in 1875, now stands empty…or does it?

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

Members FREE non-members $3.00 


October 30th Veteran’s Round Table at the West Street VFW.

October 30th at 7pm

FREE Program

Bill Edson, Exec. Dir of MVOC, speaker


November 13 – December 6, 2014
10th Annual Festival of Trees at The Gardner Museum


This is an exhibit and RAFFLE of various sized decorated artificial Christmas trees, each one
with a special theme, along with wreaths, baskets and other items. A number of dollhouses
will be raffled.

RAFFLE tickets are $5 for a sheet of 25 and include admission for non-members.
Dollhouse raffle tickets are $1 each or 6 for $5.

Event sponsors are:
  • Carriage House Restaurant
  • Colonial Co-operative Bank
  • Heywood Hospital
  • Mack Family Funeral Homes
  • Mount Wachusett Community College People’s Fuel, Inc.
  • The Gardner News.

November 12 - Tree Kickoff is by invitation only

November 13 - Open to the Public
  • Wednesdays and Thursdays 1-4 pm
  • Fridays 1pm - 7 pm
  • Saturdays and Sundays 10 am - 4 pm
and special hours:
  • Wednesday, November 19th, Coffee Social, 10am - Noon
  • Thursday, November 27th, Closed for Thanksgiving
  • Saturday, November 29th, Santa 11am – 1pm
  • Saturday, December 6th, 10am – 1pm ONLY!
  • Saturday, December 6th, Raffle drawings at 2 pm
  • Tree pickup is on Dec 7th 10am – 4pm