Busy June at Mattapoisett Museum

Jun 7, 2022

MATTAPOISETT — A series of events is scheduled in June at the Mattapoisett Museum, 5 Church St. 

At 11 a.m. Saturday, June 11, Lori Richard from the Fairhaven Village Militia will be demonstrating how clothes were made during the colonial era with skills such as carding, spinning, knitting, and weaving. 

The program will also explore everyday life for children, with Richard bringing along a few Colonial-era toys for the children to explore. The Fairhaven Village Militia is a group of historical re-enactors, including men, women, and children, who portray 18th century life at Fort Phoenix in Fairhaven and in the surrounding area. 

At 7 p.m Wednesday, June 15, “Early American Baseball’’ with John Horrigan, an Emmy Award-winning folklorist, will explore the origins of baseball and present a Boston-themed chronology of the greatest teams of the 19th and early 20th centuries. The event is virtual; registration is required to obtain the Zoom link. The program is free, with support from a grant from the Bridge Street Fund, a special initiative of Mass Humanities.

At 6 p.m. Friday, June 17, the first anniversary of Open Mic Night, sponsored by Southcoast Lessons, will be celebrated. Light refreshments will be available. All ages, abilities, and genres are welcome.

At 1 p.m. Sunday, June 26, an Old Time Fiddle Session will take place. The free session features a gathering of traditional string band musicians and music lovers.