Mega-Saturday Continues with JST Exhibit Open for Last Views

The final Community Open House for the Weston Historical Society’s exhibit “History Under One Roof” at the Josiah Smith Tavern will be Saturday, December 3 from 10 am to 4 pm. This aligns with all other planets events in downtown Weston including the Handmade Holiday Market at the AIC and then later with the Winter Festival on Town Green. There are some concerts and football games and more concerts and a musical on Saturday as well but this is not that post when I try to make sense of it all. Check out the Owl Calendar on the home page for more.

“History Under One Roof” tells the story of the JST as a tavern, a home for three generations of the Jones family, and a community building since the early 1950s. Jones objects on display — furniture, paintings, photos, decorative arts, household items, books, toys, documents, and memorabilia — help bring the family to life. One of the Owl’s favorite displays is about the seven taverns that used to exist in our fair town–imagine that pub crawl! Wonder if the horses took turns at the Intersection of Doom.

Pam Fox, president of the Weston Historical Society, will give a short introduction and gallery tour at 11 am and 1 pm.

Visitors will also have the opportunity to view the newly restored tavern and, I believe, be impressed by the amazing outdoor decorative skills of the Weston Garden Club. No word yet on the availability of cookies. One can hope.
The exhibit will also be open Wednesdays, November 30 (that’s today) and December 7 (Pearl Harbor Day) from 12 to 2 and will close for the final time on December 7.

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