Go back in time for Colonial Day at Aptucxet

July 13th in Bourne
(Courtesy photo)

Bourne, MA: Join the Bourne Historical Society as history comes to life! The Annual Colonial Day at Aptucxet on Saturday, July 13th will feature Colonial encampments and Militia re-enactments, complete with the firing of militia muskets! There will be games, crafts and demonstrations; learn how these settlers lived, worked and had fun in the colonial days. 

All of the historic buildings on the site will be open including the Aptucxet Trading Post, the Grover Cleveland Train Station and the Joseph Jefferson Windmill. Inside the Windmill is this year’s special exhibit – the Windmill Carousel. Local artist Lance Shinkles’ hand-carved horses spin around, operated by a single person on a bicycle apparatus. Come and take a ride on this amazing work of art!

Cost: Free admission! Suggested donation to the Bourne Historical Society.

This event will be held on Saturday, July 13, 2019 from 11:00 AM to 3:00 PM at Museums at Aptucxet, 6 Aptucxet Rd., Bourne, MA 02532.

Join us the next day, Sunday, July 14th at 7:30 AM for a historical re-enactment of a 1627 Pilgrim church service. This early morning service performed by the Pilgrim Progress of Plymouth. The service will include psalm singing, a brief history and a “sermon” taken from the notes of John Robinson, pastor of the Pilgrims.

This event is free and open to the public. Donations to the Bourne Historical Society are welcome. This event will be held on Sunday, July 14, 2019 at 7:30 AM at Museums at Aptucxet, 6 Aptucxet Rd., Bourne, MA 02532.

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