Antiques and Museum Goers

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.   There is an annual fee of $5.00.  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   2018-2019 

SEPTEMBER 20, 2018  THURSDAY

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PEABODY-ESSEX MUSEUM: EMPRESSES OF CHINA’S FORBIDDEN CITY
LUNCH AT CAFE OR HAWTHORNE HOTEL
COST:  $20 cash $5 for gas for driver.

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Here we are at the end of our tour.  The painting behind us of the Empress Dowager Cixi was a gift to the President…see it next!
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Empress Dowager Cixi by American artist Katharine Karl.
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Lunch at the nearby Hawthorne Hotel.

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.

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Eight of us visited the American Heritage Museum in Hudson which began in 2013 when the Collings Foundation was selected to receive the massive collection of tanks, armored vehicles and military artifacts from the family of Jacques M. Littlefield.

More American Heritage Museum in the slideshow below.

 

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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!

 

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ANTIQUES  AND MUSEUM-GOERS  CALENDAR   2017-2018

SEPTEMBER  19, 2017   TUESDAY
PEABODY-ESSEX MUSEUM  — OCEAN LINERS
LUNCH AT CAFE OR HAWTHORNE HOTEL
OCTOBER  6, 2017,   FRIDAY  
FRUITLANDS–  APPLETON AND  ART EXHIBITS
GOLF CARTS
LUNCH AT CAFE- RUN BY GIBBET HILL
NOVEMBER 16– THURSDAY
WORCESTER ART MUSEUM- EXHIBIT OF HOMER AND ENGLAND
LUNCH AT MUSEUM CAFE
DECEMBER:   TBA
JANUARY  18, 2018,   THURSDAY
CONCORD MUSEUM JOURNAL EXHIBIT from NY Morgan Museum
LUNCH AT COLONIAL INN
FEBRUARY, 2018,     NO MEETING
MARCH 22, 2018,   THURSDAY  Postponed til April due to bad weather
Concord Museum in Concord…..Fresh Goods Exhibit
AND  LUNCH
APRIL 5, 2018   THURSDAY
March  Event rescheduled:
Concord Museum in Concord…..Fresh Goods Exhibit
and lunch at Fiorellos
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Here we are, dutifully lining up for a photo before entering the exhibit.
MAY  10, 2018,      THURSDAY    All Invited!
LECTURE AT THE CLUBHOUSE on ANTIQUES AND LUNCH OUT
JUNE 7, 2018   Thursday
Visit Gropius House in Lincoln
Lunch at new Rapscallion Concord Kitchen after tour
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Fifteen of us had a fascinating visit to the house of the Walter Gropius family in Lincoln, MA.  Gropius was the founder of the Bauhaus architectural movement in Germany, but moved to the US just before WW II when the Nazi’s did not appreciate his modern style.  Check out Facebook for more photos!