Thursday, May 30, 2013

A Step Back in Time

My friend, Teague and I were looking for something to do. We decided to visit a place in our own back yard we had never been to, The Willard House and Clock Museum. The museum is located in the quaint town of Grafton, Massachusetts.

The colonial, saltbox house and workshop has the largest collection of Willard clocks, family memorabilia, antique furniture and knick knacks. There were also needlework samplers, hand-written documents, and letters.

We got to the museum an hour before it closed. There was no one there so we had a private tour. Our docent, Sarah, was fabulous. She knew so many interesting facts and tidbits about the Willard family, and she didn't seem to mind our endless questions.

Besides all the tall case clocks, wall clocks, and mantle clocks, there were also a couple of huge, clock tower works. I found watching the movements and the ticking meditative. Sarah described the sound like rain.

So, if you're in the area, like clocks, history, antiques, or genealogy, take a step back in time and visit The Willard House and Clock Museum.

1 comment:

  1. I LOVE the workings of a watch or clock! It’s art to me. I could watch the movement for hours!