2013 Fall & Winter Events

2013 Fall & Winter

Calendar of Events

June 5 – September 28 Exhibit: "The Gardner Music Scene."

The display includes photographs, musical instruments and memorabilia that brings Gardner’s musical heyday to life.

Exhibit hours 1-4 p.m., Wednesday – Sunday.

Members free, non-members $3.

September 5 - Silver Demonstration, "The Making of a Silver Spoon."Peter Erickson hand crafts a silver spoon in the Museum's replicated early 20th century silver shop. At the conclusion of the demonstration, a sterling silver ring will be auctioned off to a member of the audience. A similar ring is shown at right.

Wine and cheese reception from 6-7 p.m.

Demonstration from 7-8 p.m.

Members FREE, non-members $3.

September 9 - Annual Bridge Party

At 1 p.m. the card play will begin. Sumptuous desserts will be served at 3 p.m. To reserve your table, call Doris Forte at 978-632-3514.


September 19 - Narrated slide program on "Quabbin's Railroad: The Rabbit," with historian J.R. Greene.

For a look back, "railfans" will want to check out Athol writer J.R. Greene's two books on the Rabbit Run, the Swift River Valley railroad that once ran between Athol and Springfield.

Wine and cheese reception from 6-7 p.m.

Slide program from 7-8 p.m.

Members $3, non-members $5.

Saturday, September 28 - Free Admission to the Gardner Museum.

We are participating in Smithsonian Magazine's MUSEUM DAY LIVE!

October 2 - December 29 Exhibit: "Shopping in Yesteryear's Downtown Gardner."

It will remind people where they used to do their Christmas shopping. Items from Goodnow Pearson's, Roses, LeBlancs, Cohens, Garbose, Lakins and other specialty shops will be included.

Exhibit hours 1-4 p.m., Wednesday - Sunday.

Members free, non-members $3.

October 10 - Ethnic Night, hosted by Doris Forte.

From 6-8 p.m. guests will experience ethnic music and culinary treats that are representative of the Greater

Gardner Community.

Members $5, non-members $8.

October 24 - Twelfth Annual Veterans' Round Table at the Gardner VFW on West Street.

Alan Dernalowicz will again return as the moderator of this popular speaking program that connects military veterans from World War II with those who have served in Korea, Vietnam, the Persian Gulf, Iraq and Afghanistan.

Discussion from 7-8 p.m.

Free program.

Mark your calendar - the dates have been set!

November 14 - December 7, 2013, the Ninth Annual Festival of Trees will take place at The Gardner Museum, 28 Pearl Street, Gardner. The Wednesday, November 13 Tree Kickoff is by invitation only.

Event sponsors are Carriage House Restaurant, Colonial Co-operative Bank, Heywood Hospital, Mack Family Funeral Homes, Mount Wachusett Community College, People's Fuel, Inc. and The Gardner News. This is an ongoing exhibit of various sized decorated artificial Christmas trees, each one with a special theme, along with wreaths, baskets and other items. Also, for raffle will be 3 dollhouses. The exhibit opens to the public on November 14 and culminates with a raffle on December 7, at 2 p.m. There are limited hours on December 7, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. A Holiday Social will be held on November 20, with a visit November 30 from Santa Claus. Tree pickup is on December 8.

In addition to regular hours Wednesday and Thursday 1-4 p.m., the trees can be viewed during extended Museum hours on Friday from 1-7 p.m., and Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Raffle tickets are $5, and include Museum admission for non-members.

Attention: Membership

The “21 Club” has been active for the past 17 years. It is entering its 18th year. Membership involves donating $250.00 yearly for 10 years. The contribution is non-binding. Membership in the “21 Club” collectively averages $5,000.00 yearly. These dues, along with the dues in all other categories, help keep the Museum financially stable. Please consider joining the “21 Club.

Many thanks to all contributors in all categories.

Another Way to Help Increase Your Level of Giving

Annual Membership: Jan - Dec 31