Hearthside House hosts tour Sunday

Hearthside House hosts tour Sunday

LINCOLN – Lincoln’s stone mansion Hearthside House kicks off the 2018 season, “A Year of Romance,” with guided tours of the historic home on Sunday, March 11, between 1 and 4 p.m. Tours begin every hour on the hour with the last one given at 3 p.m. Tours are lead by interpreters in period attire.

Featured will be the introduction of the topic of romance during the 19th century, the theme for the year, which will include background on courting customs, love letters, language of the fan, love poems, dating etiquette, and the engagement, which will be presented as visitors tour through the house. Guided tours at the house take just over one hour.

Also opening on March 11 is the one-room schoolhouse that has been relocated and recently restored at neighboring Chase Farm Park. The 1850 Pullen Corner Schoolhouse, originally located on Angell Road in Lincoln, has been relocated and recently restored. Visitors to the schoolhouse will be the first to see the newly completed restoration and learn about the history of this remnant of the town’s early education from a costumed teacher and children portraying the classroom setting from the late 19th century.

General admission is $10; $5 for ages 10-17; members and ages 9 and under are admitted free. Admission includes the tour at the schoolhouse.

For more information, visit www.hearthsidehouse.org , call 401-726-0597 or email info@hearthsidehouse.org.