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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.

Happy Birthday Simon!

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Happy Birthday Simon!

  • Willard House and Clock Museum 11 Willard Street North Grafton, MA, 01536 United States (map)

Celebrate Simon Willard’s Birthday at the Willard House & Clock Museum.

How many candles would there be on Simon Willard’s birthday cake?


Come to the Willard House & Clock Museum on Sunday, April 8, 2018 to find out as the museum honors Simon.  Open free of charge from 1:00 until 4:00 PM.  For all the fun and festivities, visitors should plan to arrive no later than 3:00 PM, since the tour takes about an hour. 

Understanding 8 day clocks                        Robert Cheney                                   1 – 1:30 pm

What’s in a name?  Grandfather Clock?  Tall Clock? Tall Case Clock?  Join Robert as he explains the name and the basic workings of the 8 day clock.

Understanding Patent Timepieces             Robert Cheney                                   2 – 2:30 pm

Commonly known as a banjo clock, join Robert as he explains the reasons Simon was awarded a patent for this groundbreaking invention.

Kid’s Activities – Clocks for Kids                Janet Scudder                                    1-3 pm

Join us for a series of hands on art workshops for parents and children and begin to explore the magic of keeping time.  The workshops are free with museum admission and the activities, are best for ages 5 - 10. There will be a special, kid friendly tour of the museum at the end of the workshop.

Earlier Event: March 25
How Clocks Work
Later Event: April 28
Simple Crochet Demonstration