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Sunset Drum Circle
Wed, Jun 27 | 7-8:15PM
Member: $9;
Nonmember: $15;

Join us on the hillside at sunset for a facilitated drum circle. Connect with the landscape, mother earth and the ancient wisdom of rhythm while building and celebrating community. Native American, African and assorted drums and percussion will be provided. You can bring your own instrument, too. No prior drumming experience needed.

Facilitated by Monique Morimoto and Stephen Whitney, cofounders of SoulWorks Rhythm® (www.soulworksrhythm.com), whose drumming events inspire joy, beat away stress and celebrate the freedom of self-expression.

This is a recurring event occurring monthly from May to September on Wednesdays, May 23, June 27, July 25, August 22, September 12. Please note that space is limited in this program. Please pre-register per session to reserve your spot. Interested in registering for the full 5-month series? Contact cshortliffe@thetrustees.org for series discount (5 sessions for the price of 4).

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Summer Concert Series
Thu, Jun 28 | 7:15-9PM
Member Carload: $15;
Nonmember Carload: $20;
Walk-ins, bicycles, and motorcycles: Member $5; Nonmember: $10

Gather on the lawn for our annual Summer Concert Series and listen to beautiful music performed on Fruitlands’ outdoor stage!

For six weeks in June and July we welcome back The Concord Band, a group of 65 musicians from 40 area towns who have been performing since 1959. The Concord Band will treat concert-goers to a fun roster of timeless music, including pieces memorializing historic events, show tunes, holiday favorites and more.

In August, the fun continues with another Fruitlands favorite, The Love Dogs on August 2nd and a final concert on August 9th with Bluegrass tunes from Damn Tall Buildings. 

Concerts begin at 7:15PM

Admission is $15/car for Museum Members, $20/car for Nonmembers

Walk-ins, bicycles, and motorcycles: $5 Member. $10 Nonmember.

Bring your blanket, lawn chairs and picnic basket, or purchase food from one of our food vendors

On July 12th, stop by our Picnic Pop-Up Tent, sponsored by Picnic Perfect, and learn some fun picnicking tips and tricks to amp up your picnicking style. Then on July 19th take part in our Picnic Contest. Katie Schur of Perfect Picnic will be back again as our expert contest judge and prize sponsor. Between 5-7pm, stop by the Art Gallery to see some examples of picnicking through the ages in our current exhibition “Leisure Pursuits: The Fashion and Culture of Recreation.”

While the remainder of the museum buildings close at 5pm, the Art Gallery will remain open until 7pm. Concert admission price includes entry to the Art Gallery after 5PM.

BYOB welcome on the lawn.

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Summer Concert Series
Thu, Jul 5 | 7:15-9PM
Member Carload: $15;
Nonmember Carload: $20;
Walk-ins, bicycles, and motorcycles: Member $5; Nonmember: $10

Gather on the lawn for our annual Summer Concert Series and listen to beautiful music performed on Fruitlands’ outdoor stage!

For six weeks in June and July we welcome back The Concord Band, a group of 65 musicians from 40 area towns who have been performing since 1959. The Concord Band will treat concert-goers to a fun roster of timeless music, including pieces memorializing historic events, show tunes, holiday favorites and more.

In August, the fun continues with another Fruitlands favorite, The Love Dogs on August 2nd and a final concert on August 9th with Bluegrass tunes from Damn Tall Buildings. 

Concerts begin at 7:15PM

Admission is $15/car for Museum Members, $20/car for Nonmembers

Walk-ins, bicycles, and motorcycles: $5 Member. $10 Nonmember.

Bring your blanket, lawn chairs and picnic basket, or purchase food from one of our food vendors

On July 12th, stop by our Picnic Pop-Up Tent, sponsored by Picnic Perfect, and learn some fun picnicking tips and tricks to amp up your picnicking style. Then on July 19th take part in our Picnic Contest. Katie Schur of Perfect Picnic will be back again as our expert contest judge and prize sponsor. Between 5-7pm, stop by the Art Gallery to see some examples of picnicking through the ages in our current exhibition “Leisure Pursuits: The Fashion and Culture of Recreation.”

While the remainder of the museum buildings close at 5pm, the Art Gallery will remain open until 7pm. Concert admission price includes entry to the Art Gallery after 5PM.

BYOB welcome on the lawn.

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Scavenger Hunt Challenge
Sat, Jul 7 | 10AM-4PM
Free with Museum Admission

Join us at Fruitlands Museum for a Scavenger Hunt Challenge. Adults and children work together to follow clues around the grounds and museum buildings. Learn fun facts while you hunt.  Then return to the check-in table at the Wayside Gallery to claim prizes!

Free with Museum Admission





Wednesday Wonderings
Wed, Jul 11 | 10:30-11:30AM
Member Adult: FREE;
Member Child: $5;
Nonmember Adult: FREE;
Nonmember Child: $10;

The Wednesdays July 11th-August 1st, join us on the hillside to hear a story, make a craft, and explore the museum and grounds with your pre-schooler. Each week we will read stories based on a new theme. Each story will be accompanied by a craft or exploration that will illuminate the wonders of the natural world and history of Fruitlands Museum.

July 11th- Rooting for Trees

July 18th- Baby Birds

July 25th- Then, Now, and Into the Future

August 1st- Charley Eliot and Forest Adventures

Please note that space is limited and pre-registration is encouraged

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Conservation in Action
Thu, Jul 12 | 12:30-3:30PM
Free with Museum Admission

Thursdays this season, come by the Art Gallery to see conservation in action while conservator, Susan Jackson and her associates work to conserve the gilded frames of our Landscape and Portrait collections. Go behind the scenes, ask questions, and see some of the work that keeps our collections looking great through the years.

Free with Museum Admission

Dates for Conservation Include:

Thursdays, May 3rd-June 21st

Thursdays, July 12th- August 16th

Thursdays, September 13th-October 25th

 





Summer Concert Series
Thu, Jul 12 | 7:15-9PM
Member Carload: $15;
Nonmember Carload: $20;
Walk-ins, bicycles, and motorcycles: Member $5; Nonmember: $10

Gather on the lawn for our annual Summer Concert Series and listen to beautiful music performed on Fruitlands’ outdoor stage!

For six weeks in June and July we welcome back The Concord Band, a group of 65 musicians from 40 area towns who have been performing since 1959. The Concord Band will treat concert-goers to a fun roster of timeless music, including pieces memorializing historic events, show tunes, holiday favorites and more.

In August, the fun continues with another Fruitlands favorite, The Love Dogs on August 2nd and a final concert on August 9th with Bluegrass tunes from Damn Tall Buildings. 

Concerts begin at 7:15PM

Admission is $15/car for Museum Members, $20/car for Nonmembers

Walk-ins, bicycles, and motorcycles: $5 Member. $10 Nonmember.

Bring your blanket, lawn chairs and picnic basket, or purchase food from one of our food vendors

On July 12th, stop by our Picnic Pop-Up Tent, sponsored by Picnic Perfect, and learn some fun picnicking tips and tricks to amp up your picnicking style. Then on July 19th take part in our Picnic Contest. Katie Schur of Perfect Picnic will be back again as our expert contest judge and prize sponsor. Between 5-7pm, stop by the Art Gallery to see some examples of picnicking through the ages in our current exhibition “Leisure Pursuits: The Fashion and Culture of Recreation.”

While the remainder of the museum buildings close at 5pm, the Art Gallery will remain open until 7pm. Concert admission price includes entry to the Art Gallery after 5PM.

BYOB welcome on the lawn.

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Cocktails with Clara
Fri, Jul 13 | 7-9PM
Member: $50;
Nonmember: $65;

Step back in time at Fruitlands Museum for an evening of endless vintage cocktails, delicious food, live music, and stunning sunset views from the Fruitlands hillside.

This event will bring you back through the decades when museum founder, Clara Endicott Sears, lived on the site; from the museum's founding in 1914 through the 1950s. Vintage attire from any of these decades encouraged!

Support Fruitlands and join us for this social evening of vintage fun. Admission includes open bar and period cocktails, a hearty buffet of sumptuous snacks, and passed hors’doeuvres.

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Curator Talk: Leisure Pursuits
Sat, Jul 14 | 2-3PM
Free with Museum Admission

Join Curator Christie Jackson as she shares an in depth look at the Leisure Pursuits exhibition in the Fruitlands Museum Art Gallery.

This exhibition looks at the way in which the people of Massachusetts have spent their leisure time interacting with Trustees properties over the last 125 years. Visitors will see original antique and vintage dresses and personal accessories that were integrated into activities such as gardening, entertaining, fitness, water activities, equestrian pursuits, and travel at and to various properties.

Since 1891, The Trustees has cared for properties of “exceptional scenic, historical, and ecological” value in Massachusetts. Today, over 26,000 acres are maintained by our organization, making us the largest landowner in the state besides the state itself. Within these special places, spread between 116 reservations, we care for 13 historic houses, 270 miles of trails, 72 archeological sites, 18 vernal pools, and protect 70 miles of coastline. Within this impressive backdrop, the stage is set for people to enjoy and explore these sites.

Through fashion, large-scale photographs, and other objects from our collection, this exhibit will take a fun look at recreation within Massachusetts. From exquisite Parisian couture to fishing waders to breezy linen suits, the way people dressed and the accessories they surrounded themselves with enabled and enhanced their ability to relax.

Please note that space in this program is limited. Please pre-register online to reserve your free spot.

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The Itinerant Painter: Multi-Site Plein Air Painting Workshop with Jill Pottle
Tue, Jul 17 | 9:30AM-4PM
Member: $200;
Nonmember: $250;

Explore differences of landscapes and capture a moment in time. In this three-day Plein Air workshop series, students will paint in three different Trustees locations, comparing the differences of New England landscapes.

Tuesday-Thursday, July 17-19th, 9:30am-4pm

The first day, the group will paint at Fruitlands Museum in Harvard, taking in the outstanding vista where one can see for miles. Day two brings us to Farandnear in Shirley, where the trees of the pinetum will be the feature point. Closing out the series on day three, the group will meet at the Doyle Center in Leominster to explore the waterway, bridge, and wonderful weeping willows. These three destinations will give you a variety and with guidance you will learn how to design, simplify forms, and get the landscape down quickly and effectively.

Inclement days we will work inside or under cover. Some drawing experience requested. Critiques and historical references will be part of the experience. Mature teens are welcome to participate in this adult program. Please note that space in this class series is limited and pre-registration is required.

Member $200. Nonmember $250 for full three-day workshop series.

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Astronomy Night
Wed, Jul 18 | 8:15-9:30PM
Member Adult: $5;
Member Child: FREE;
Nonmember Adult: $10;
Nonmember Child: FREE;

Join us and our local Astronomer for a Fruitlands Museum Star Party! From the Fruitlands hillside, gaze up at the open sky.  You will see and learn more about the stars, planets, and moon. Please check our Facebook page for weather updates.

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The Itinerant Painter: Multi-Site Plein Air Painting Workshop with Jill Pottle
Wed, Jul 18 | 9:30AM-4PM
Member: $200;
Nonmember: $250;

Explore differences of landscapes and capture a moment in time. In this three-day Plein Air workshop series, students will paint in three different Trustees locations, comparing the differences of New England landscapes.

Tuesday-Thursday, July 17-19th, 9:30am-4pm

The first day, the group will paint at Fruitlands Museum in Harvard, taking in the outstanding vista where one can see for miles. Day two brings us to Farandnear in Shirley, where the trees of the pinetum will be the feature point. Closing out the series on day three, the group will meet at the Doyle Center in Leominster to explore the waterway, bridge, and wonderful weeping willows. These three destinations will give you a variety and with guidance you will learn how to design, simplify forms, and get the landscape down quickly and effectively.

Inclement days we will work inside or under cover. Some drawing experience requested. Critiques and historical references will be part of the experience. Mature teens are welcome to participate in this adult program. Please note that space in this class series is limited and pre-registration is required.

Member $200. Nonmember $250 for full three-day workshop series.

Register Now



Wednesday Wonderings
Wed, Jul 18 | 10:30-11:30AM
Member Adult: FREE;
Member Child: $5;
Nonmember Adult: FREE;
Nonmember Child: $10;

The Wednesdays July 11th-August 1st, join us on the hillside to hear a story, make a craft, and explore the museum and grounds with your pre-schooler. Each week we will read stories based on a new theme. Each story will be accompanied by a craft or exploration that will illuminate the wonders of the natural world and history of Fruitlands Museum.

July 11th- Rooting for Trees

July 18th- Baby Birds

July 25th- Then, Now, and Into the Future

August 1st- Charley Eliot and Forest Adventures

Please note that space is limited and pre-registration is encouraged

Register Now



Summer Concert Series
Thu, Jul 19 | 7:15-9PM
Member Carload: $15;
Nonmember Carload: $20;
Walk-ins, bicycles, and motorcycles: Member $5; Nonmember: $10

Gather on the lawn for our annual Summer Concert Series and listen to beautiful music performed on Fruitlands’ outdoor stage!

For six weeks in June and July we welcome back The Concord Band, a group of 65 musicians from 40 area towns who have been performing since 1959. The Concord Band will treat concert-goers to a fun roster of timeless music, including pieces memorializing historic events, show tunes, holiday favorites and more.

In August, the fun continues with another Fruitlands favorite, The Love Dogs on August 2nd and a final concert on August 9th with Bluegrass tunes from Damn Tall Buildings. 

Concerts begin at 7:15PM

Admission is $15/car for Museum Members, $20/car for Nonmembers

Walk-ins, bicycles, and motorcycles: $5 Member. $10 Nonmember.

Bring your blanket, lawn chairs and picnic basket, or purchase food from one of our food vendors

On July 12th, stop by our Picnic Pop-Up Tent, sponsored by Picnic Perfect, and learn some fun picnicking tips and tricks to amp up your picnicking style. Then on July 19th take part in our Picnic Contest. Katie Schur of Perfect Picnic will be back again as our expert contest judge and prize sponsor. Between 5-7pm, stop by the Art Gallery to see some examples of picnicking through the ages in our current exhibition “Leisure Pursuits: The Fashion and Culture of Recreation.”

While the remainder of the museum buildings close at 5pm, the Art Gallery will remain open until 7pm. Concert admission price includes entry to the Art Gallery after 5PM.

BYOB welcome on the lawn.

Register Now



The Itinerant Painter: Multi-Site Plein Air Painting Workshop with Jill Pottle
Thu, Jul 19 | 9:30AM-4PM
Member: $200;
Nonmember: $250;

Explore differences of landscapes and capture a moment in time. In this three-day Plein Air workshop series, students will paint in three different Trustees locations, comparing the differences of New England landscapes.

Tuesday-Thursday, July 17-19th, 9:30am-4pm

The first day, the group will paint at Fruitlands Museum in Harvard, taking in the outstanding vista where one can see for miles. Day two brings us to Farandnear in Shirley, where the trees of the pinetum will be the feature point. Closing out the series on day three, the group will meet at the Doyle Center in Leominster to explore the waterway, bridge, and wonderful weeping willows. These three destinations will give you a variety and with guidance you will learn how to design, simplify forms, and get the landscape down quickly and effectively.

Inclement days we will work inside or under cover. Some drawing experience requested. Critiques and historical references will be part of the experience. Mature teens are welcome to participate in this adult program. Please note that space in this class series is limited and pre-registration is required.

Member $200. Nonmember $250 for full three-day workshop series.

Register Now



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