Upcoming Events

Celebrating the Golden Ball
Tavern Museum in 2018!


250 Years of History
50 Years of Education

 


Second Sunday Open House


Tory Ties and British Spies
at the sign of the Golden Ball




August 12th, 2018 1-3 p.m. 
 

Visit the Golden Ball Tavern Museum on August 12th, 2018 from 1-3 p.m. for our next Second Sunday Open House Event. The event is free, family friendly and open to the public.  Our guides will lead tours through the museum, telling the stories of six generations of the Jones family, the Weston Tea Party and the 'spies who went out in the cold'.  

Learn more about our museum, rich in history and full of original artifacts kept by the Jones family throughout the nearly 200 years that they were in the house.

 

50th / 250th Anniversary Celebration Dinner

Friday, September 28th, 2018

 

The date is set for our 50th / 250th Anniversary Celebration Dinner - celebrating 50 years as a museum and 250 years of the tavern.  Invitations go out this month to all our members, volunteers, friends and more.  Would you like to receive an invite?  Call or email the museum today to get further information about becoming a member (only $35 for a single membership and $50 for a family membership).

Don's miss this wonderful celebration of our Weston treasure.

 

Barn SALE! Saturday, September 29th, 2018.  

The Golden Ball Tavern Museum's 50th Annual Outdoor Antiques Show was our last.  This year we will hold our always popular Barn Sale on Saturday, 29th  from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. in our Barn.  Parking available on the grounds and there will be no admission charge. There will be no Barn Preview Party this year.  See above info for our Celebration Dinner.   

Proceeds from our Barn Sale are the primary source of funds for the on-going restoration and development of the Golden Ball Tavern as a museum and educational resource for schools and for students of the history of architecture and the decorative arts.

The Barn of Donations features items given by Friends of the Golden Ball Tavern and others - this treasure trove of furniture, glassware, paintings and more offers a great opportunity to find a bargain and support the museum!   Every dollar goes to support the museum - the sale is entirely managed by our incredible volunteers! 

You can support the museum by shopping at our Barn Sale or by donating items for us to sell.  Contact the museum at 781-894-1751, gbtmuseum@gmail.com for more information.

 

What's been happening.....

 

10th Biennial Symposium


"In the Latest Fashion"
High Style in Colonial and Early Federal America

Our tenth biennial symposium "In the Latest Fashion": High Style in Colonial and Early Federal America, held on May 21st, was a wonderful opportunity to immerse yourself with the experts in our 18th century house museum and learn about 18th and early 19th century decorative arts, furnishings and clothing. A big thank you to our speakers and all the attendees for making this a special event. 

 

Treasures

 

Have a look at the Treasures of the Golden Ball Tavern Museum videos produced by Weston Media Inc. Click on the link: Golden Ball Tavern Treasures

 

 

Coming in 2018!

 

During our celebration of multiple anniversaries this year - 50 years of education and 250 years of history - we plan to have more talks and events.  Watch for details here and on our Facebook and Twitter pages!
 

Annual Holiday Open House and Member's Wassail

Annual Holiday Open House and our Member's Wassail will be both be held on Sunday, December 2nd, 2018 - details to be annouced. 

 


 

 


 


 

 

 




 


Built in 1768 on the Boston Post Road in Weston, the Golden Ball Tavern was established and operated by prominent Weston resident, Isaac Jones.  The tavern "at the sign of the Golden Ball" operated as an inn from 1770 to 1793 and played a pivotal role in the unfolding of the Revolutionary War when it served as a base for British spies. The house and Tavern were later occupied and carefully preserved for 200 years by six generations of the Jones family until it was acquired by the Golden Ball Tavern Trust in the 1960's.  

Here history still lives and breathes, telling the story of change through time. Come and explore this unique Revolutionary era tavern and learn of "the spies who went out in the cold", the "other" tea party, and the eventful visit of Paul Revere's men.

The Tavern is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and is entirely self-sustaining.  We are located at 662 Boston Post Road, Weston, Massachusetts - at the sign of the Golden Ball!
 
Join now and support the on-going restoration and development of the Golden Ball Tavern as a museum and educational resource for schools and for students of the history of architecture and the decorative arts.  

Benefits of membership include:  Advance notice of all Museum events and programs, invitations to Member-only events such as our Annual Wassail Party and our bi-annual member publications – the Grapevine and Tidings

Click on the JOIN and CONTRIBUTE link above and select your membership level today!
 



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