Upcoming Events

Holiday Open
House & Festivities

December 17, 2023, 2-5pm
Heald House Museum

Come celebrate with us at our Holiday Open House! In addition to our Museum tour, visitors will have the chance to learn about traditional New England holiday celebrations, join in our holiday festivities, and sample sweet and savory holiday treats!

Children’s Open
House & Crafts

November 19, 2023, 2-5pm
Heald House Museum

Join us for a special children’s event at Heald House Museum! During our November 19th Open House (2-5pm), we invite children ages 5 and up to visit the Museum collections and participate in a variety of fun activities, celebrating Carlisle’s history. We will host an historical artifact “treasure hunt,” offer children a chance to complete a period craft, play dress up in colonial clothes, and enjoy an historically appropriate snack and other surprises! Registration is required, and a parent or guardian must remain in attendance.

The Bauhaus Movement
& Gropius House

October 11, 2023 at 7:00pm
Gleason Public Library, Hollis Room

Historic New England Site Manager, Wendy Hubbard, will discuss the origins of the Bauhaus architectural movement and the history and design of the modern, iconic Gropius House (Lincoln, MA, ca. 1938). Wendy will be joined by British architect and local resident, Debbie Bentley, who will discuss the influence of the Bauhaus movement on mid-century modern houses in Carlisle.

Perambulation of
Carlisle’s Boundaries

Spring 2024
Center Park, Carlisle, MA

Join us for a walk of Carlisle’s granite boundary markers. Perambulation is an old English custom that involves walking the geographic boundaries of a town to maintain a memory of the precise location of its boundary markers. It was once practiced by most New England states, including Massachusetts, in which it was a duty of civic leaders. Today, modern surveying techniques make perambulation unnecessary, but the walk remains a fun, ceremonial practice for town residents.

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