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Gardner Museum

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26 Pearl St
Gardner, MA 01440 United States

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September 2017

Recent Memory: The Chair City Oral History Project

September 11 - December 31
Gardner Museum, 26 Pearl St
Gardner, MA 01440 United States
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A display of hand-crafted books from the ongoing Chair City Oral History Project (telling stories of people who worked at Nichols & Stone, the last large furniture factory to close in Gardner in 2008) and examples of the vintage printing tools and hand-binding techniques used. A panel discussion after the opening reception will explore what it means to be the "Chair City" after most furniture factories have closed.

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Annual Smithsonian Day

September 23 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Gardner Museum, 26 Pearl St
Gardner, MA 01440 United States
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Free

Annual Smithsonian Day at the Gardner Museum.   No reservation needed! Free admission!

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Good 41: Stories from the Studebaker and other cars we loved

September 28 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Gardner Museum, 26 Pearl St
Gardner, MA 01440 United States
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Remember the good old days with Storyteller Todd Goodwin as he shares stories of family cars when he and his brothers were growing up in the 1950s and '60s.

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October 2017

Silversmith Demonstration

October 12 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Gardner Museum, 26 Pearl St
Gardner, MA 01440 United States
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Take a walk down memory lane and revisit Gardner's silversmith tradition with local silversmith Peter Erickson, as he handcrafts a spoon in the museum's replica silver shop. A unique "Erickson Silver" ring will be auctioned off to the highest bidder.

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Veterans Roundtable

October 19 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Gardner Museum, 26 Pearl St
Gardner, MA 01440 United States
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Local Veterans share their experiences of the Vietnam War, the longest war in U.S. history until the Afghanistan War, and that became known as "the only war America ever lost" - Moderator Alan Dernalowicz

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Bats are Not Just Halloween Mascots!

October 26 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Gardner Museum, 26 Pearl St
Gardner, MA 01440 United States
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Thomas French, PhD, of the MA Division of Fisheries and Wildlife, gives a presentation and overview of the various bat species in Massachusetts and talks about the unexpected and sudden decline of our native bat populations.

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November 2017

Opening for the Festival of Trees in Gardner

November 9 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Gardner Museum, 26 Pearl St
Gardner, MA 01440 United States
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See dozens of Christmas trees decorated by local individuals, businesses, and organizations. The beloved event is open to the public. Hours: Wednesday/Thursday: 1pm-4pm Fridays: 1pm-7pm Saturday/Sunday: 10am-4pm.

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Holiday Coffee

November 15 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Gardner Museum, 26 Pearl St
Gardner, MA 01440 United States
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No reservation needed, come enjoy some coffee!

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Santa

November 25 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Gardner Museum, 26 Pearl St
Gardner, MA 01440 United States
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Santa is coming to the Gardner Museum! No reservation required.

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