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11 Willard Street
North Grafton MA 01536


The Willard House & Clock Museum is a historic place with festive roots, right in the heart of Massachusetts. Come visit us for a guided tour of our museum.

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"Dueling Banjos" a day of family fun!!

Banjo 1, Art Activity -  Join us today for this special parent/child workshop with artist Janet Scudder.  We will make replicas of classic banjos using simple materials.  The toy will make "music" and will be a terrific keepsake.  Time 11:00 AM - 1 PM.

Banjo 2, Tour in Simon Willard Gallery - Simon Willard invented the "Improved Timepiece", commonly known as a "Banjo Clock".  He received a patent for the design of the clock in 1802.  Join us for a short talk by our curator about the history of the clock and its unique features.  Time 1:15 - 1:30 PM

Banjo 3, Concert - We are proud to present, BLUE PARROT, a duo who plays a lively mix of Celtic, American, French and French Canadian tunes on banjos and guitar.  Featured players are Linda Swicker and Linda Abrams.  They have been performing together for 8 years.  This will be a perfect family friendly concert.  Time  2:00 - 3:00 PM

Free with Museum admission

Earlier Event: November 12
Theorem Painting Demonstration
Later Event: November 26
Teddy Bear Tea