Colonial Tools and Gadgets take center stage at Josiah Dennis Manse

Saturday, July 14th in Dennis...
Some of the colonial tools that will be on exhibit at the Josiah Dennis Manse (Dennis Historical Society photo)

Colonial Tools and Gadgets that would have been part of everyday life in the mid-Cape centuries ago will be featured in a special Saturday exhibition at Josiah Dennis Manse on July 14 from 1-4pm.

Eighteenth and 19th century household and farm implements—including tools, utensils, agrarian equipment, and handy and essential gadgets—will be on full display both inside and outside the Manse. Visitors will learn what these important time savers were called and be challenged to guess what they were used for. Costumed docents and members of the Dennis Historical Society will be available to answer questions concerning these once important and useful tools, then at the forefront of what would have been colonial and early American technology.

If the weather is inclement on July 14, the event will be indoors only. Josiah Dennis Manse is located at Nobscussett Road and Whig Street in Dennis Village. Admission is free, with donations gladly accepted. welcomes thoughtful comments and the varied opinions of our readers. We are in no way obligated to post or allow comments that our moderators deem inappropriate. We reserve the right to delete comments we perceive as profane, vulgar, threatening, offensive, racially-biased, homophobic, slanderous, hateful or just plain rude. Commenters may not attack or insult other commenters, readers or writers. Commenters who persist in posting inappropriate comments will be banned from commenting on