Upcoming Events

 

February Open House 

Sunday, February 14th from 1 - 3 p.m.

 

Second Sunday Open House Series continues

 

Following our first successful 'Second Sunday' open house, our next will be held on Sunday, February 14th.  Free and open to the public, our knowledgeable tour guides will be here to take you through the museum and answer your questions.  

Come along and learn more about our Revolutionary Era Tavern and home of six generations of the Jones family.

 

Biennial Symposium, May 9, 2016

 

This year's symposium, "The Challenges of Comfort and Style in Colonial America" will be held right here at the Golden Ball Tavern Museum on Monday, May 9th.  Details and ticket information will be posted soon!




Membership Drive


We are in the midst of our semi-annual membership drive.  Join or renew online, print off our membership form and mail it directly to the museum or give us a call.  You can also email us to learn more about membership and volunteer opportunities at gbtmuseum@gmail.com.


 

Guide opportunities 
 

New volunteer tour guides are always welcome!  

What better way to learn more about the museum than tour guide training and enjoying guiding a tour of your own according to your scheduled availability.   Call 781-894-1751 or contact the museum by email to learn more: gbtmuseum@gmail.com

Our Education Committee has ongoing events throughout the year including programs for Weston's 3rd, 5th and 11th graders, scout programs, tours for community groups and more.  Watch this space or follow us on Facebook and Twitter @gbtmuseum for more news of events as they happen.


 

 



Recent Events

 

Our Annual Outdoor Antiques Show was a great success!  

Mark your calendars for our next Show - September 24, 2016 and Barn Preview Party, Friday, September 23rd, 2016.

Our Tavern and Tombstones tour was very popular.  Many new faces took tours of the museum and enjoyed a lovely fall afternoon learning more about Weston's oldest cemeteries.


 

 

 




 


Built in 1768 on the Boston Post Road in Weston, the Golden Ball Tavern was established and operated by prominent Weston resident, Isaac Jones.  The tavern "at the sign of the Golden Ball" operated as an inn from 1770 to 1793 and played a pivotal role in the unfolding of the Revolutionary War when it served as a base for British spies. The house and Tavern were later occupied and carefully preserved for 200 years by six generations of the Jones family until it was acquired by the Golden Ball Tavern Trust in the 1960's.  

Here history still lives and breathes, telling the story of change through time. Come and explore this unique Revolutionary era tavern and learn of "the spies who went out in the cold", the "other" tea party, and the eventful visit of Paul Revere's men.

The Tavern is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and is entirely self-sustaining.  
 
Join now and support the on-going restoration and development of the Golden Ball Tavern as a museum and educational resource for schools and for students of the history of architecture and the decorative arts.  

Benefits of membership include:  Advance notice of Museum events and programs, invitations to Member-only events such as our Annual Wassail Party   and our bi-annual member publications – the Grapevine and Tidings

Click on the JOIN and CONTRIBUTE link above and select your membership level today!
 




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