North Reading Historical and Antiquarian Society

PO Box 354

North Reading, MA 01864 

(978) 664-1066


North Reading Historical and Antiquarian Society Upcoming Events



Tour of Historic Rev. Daniel Putnam House


Weekly June 18 thru through the Apple Festival


Wednesdays & Saturdays


1:00 PM - 3:00 PM


27 Bow Street

Damon Tavern Fundraiser


Paint Like Porter


by Suzanne C. Korn


Tuesday and Wednesday, August 14 and 15th


Rufus Porter Ballroom at the Damon Tavern

Do you like Rufus Porter? Do you love folk art?

Suzanne will be leading a hands-on workshop called “Paint Like Porter”, and we still have slots available! It’s a great opportunity for folks to actually paint in the ballroom surrounded by the historic landscape murals painted by Porter almost 200 years ago!

Participants will learn about the life and times of Rufus Porter and the basic methodologies and techniques required to create a folk art landscape. Plus, participants will also create and take home their own Rufus Porter-inspired landscape painting! It will be fun and informative and appropriate for all ability levels.

This workshop is a fundraiser and the class fee will go towards restoration of the Rufus Porter Ballroom.



24th Annual Apple Festival - Schedule of Events


Exhibition of Artwork


Tuesday, Aug. 15 thru Friday, Sept. 15


Flint Memorial Library, Main Floor



24th Annual Apple Festival


Saturday, Sept. 15, 2018


10:00 AM - 3:00 PM


Grounds of the Reverend Putnam House


27 Bow Street


Rain date: Sept. 16, 2018


The Festival will include local vendors, an apple pie contest, Historical Society merchandise, local entertainment, original artwork, children's games and pony rides. Historical buildings will be open to the Public. The Sidney bicycle will be on display at the farm museum.