On Saturday June 11th, Historic New England and Rocks Village Memorial Association lead two tours through the Rocks Village Neighborhood.
What’s a Hand Tub House?
a) A bath house for sailors coming up the river delivering goods from Europe and the West Indies.
b) A building to house the Fire Fighting Apparatus called a Hand Tub.
c) A place where neighbors of Rocks Village gather for celebrations and to resolve community issues.
Answer: b and c.
Although the hand tub itself no longer is housed here, the building continues to be a place for neighbors to gather to discuss issues and enjoy celebrating.