Love art? Antiques? Shopping? Why not combine all three passions by joining our Antiques and Museum-goers group. Since the 1970’s, hordes of AWC women have relished going on frequent trips to exhibits, historic homes, and antique shops. We usually sponsor 7-8 excursions each year, even continuing in the summer months. And we never forget lunch! From time to time we arrange a bus tour and invite the entire club. Check out our schedule below…maybe you would like to join us. We usually meet in the Fire House parking lot across the street from the clubhouse and carpool. Costs listed are for the museum only. Your lunch is on you.
ANTIQUES AND MUSEUM GOERS CALENDAR 2022-2023
Thursday, April 13, 2023, Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, Boston; Lunch TBD.
Our March trip was cancelled due to weather, so now we are signed up for April for a visit to a one-of-a-kind museum, the Isabella Stewart Gardner. It is a work from the mind of one woman, and it is fabulous. The new date is exciting as our visit is now in the height of the nasturtiums in the atrium, a gorgeous floral display.
In fact, check it out: https://www.gardnermuseum.org/experience/courtyard/nasturtiums
We will meet at the fire station across the street from the library and monument, at 10:00 to carpool. The tour is from 11:30-12:30. Admission $23 for Museum Group Tour. Since we are all paid up from our March registration, we are all set. $5 to driver for gas and parking. Lunch is on you.
ANTIQUES AND MUSEUM-GOERS CALENDAR 2019-2020
OCTOBER 3, 2019, THURSDAY
RHODE ISLAND SCHOOL OF DESIGN: EXHIBIT OF GORHAM SILVER: Meet at the fire station at 8:45 to car pool. Admission: $12 for museum, $10 paid to driver for gas and parking. Lunch at Danish restaurant is on you! Museum is handicapped accessible. Deadline to sign up: September 28.
NOVEMBER 7, 2019, THURSDAY
PEABODY-ESSEX MUSEUM: PETER AND CAROLINE LYNCH EXHIBIT AND NEW ADDITIONS TO MUSEUM. For those who haven’t seen the Chinese House and would like to add to their agenda, one car will be arranged to come home later.
NOVEMBER 23, 2019 SATURDAY: HOUSE TOUR IN GROTON being researched as a possibility
DECEMBER 12, 2019, THURSDAY: CONCORD MUSEUM: CONCORD COLLECTS and lunch at the Colonial Inn.
JANUARY 16, 2020, THURSDAY: NEW GREAT COURSES LECTURE ON GREAT ART OF THE WORLD: 1 pm upstairs at the clubhouse. Just come! No need to sign up.
FEBRUARY 20, 2020, THURSDAY: NEW GREAT COURSES LECTURE ON GREAT ART OF THE WORLD (CONTINUED): 1 pm upstairs at the clubhouse. Just come! No need to sign up.
MARCH 19, 2020, Thursday: Burkart Flute Factory in Shirley; Lunch at the Bull Run. Sign up at the March 11th Luncheon. “Burkart is part of a cluster of privately held companies outside Boston that have made Massachusetts a boutique center of high-end flute making.” Boston Globe.
APRIL, 2020: Concord Museum: “AFTER MIDNIGHT” the story of PAUL REVERE coming from the NYC Historical Society: Lunch locally
MAY, 2020: FULLER CRAFT MUSEUM IN BROCKTON
JUNE, 2020: BEAUPORT SLEEPER MCANN HOUSE IN GLOUSTER
ANTIQUES AND MUSEUM-GOERS CALENDAR 2018-2019
SEPTEMBER 20, 2018 THURSDAY
PEABODY-ESSEX MUSEUM: EMPRESSES OF CHINA’S FORBIDDEN CITY
LUNCH AT CAFE OR HAWTHORNE HOTEL
COST: $20 cash $5 for gas for driver.
OCTOBER 5, 2018, FRIDAY
WORLD WAR II MUSEUM IN FRAMINGHAM: WOMEN IN WWII
LUNCH – TBA
COST: $20 for seniors, no gas payment
NOVEMBER 8, 2018 THURSDAY
WORCESTER ART MUSEUM: HUDSON RIVER SCHOOL EXHIBIT
NYC HISTORICAL SOCIETY
LUNCH AT MUSEUM CAFE
COST: $14, if docent added may be more; $5 driver fee
DECEMBER 13, 2018 THURSDAY 2-4 PM
THE RETURN OF THE HOLIDAY HIGH TEA
AT FILHOS, RTE 2A, ACTON
SCONES, SANDWICHES, PETIT FOURS AND TEA!
SIGN UP – Oct. or Nov. meeting
JANUARY 24th AND 31st, 2019, THURSDAYS 1-3 PM AWC Clubhouse
Presenting several of the series, Great Courses — NY Met Museum; January 24th: European Art; January 31st: American Art
April 25th, 2019, Thursday 10:30-2:00 AWC Clubhouse – Upstairs Hall
Presenting three 30-minute courses from Great Courses – NY Met Museum, one on their European collection and two on their American Art collection, followed by lunch at Crossroads. All are welcome! Just show up. No sign up required.
May 10th, 2019 – Friday Time 9:30-noon American Heritage Museum, Hudson
Lunch at Nancy’s Airfield Restaurant in Stow. Sign up at the April Meeting.
More American Heritage Museum in the slideshow below.
June 27th, 2019, Thursday – Essex, MA
We will be visiting Cogswell’s Grant– home of famed antiques author and collector Nina Fletcher Little. It is on over 100 acres and is a gem. We will then be having lunch in Essex. We will assemble at the center Fire Station and leave at 9:15 am.
Well, the visit was quite wonderful. We loved Cogswell’s Grant. See the slideshow!