Consider volunteering: It is a wonderful way to take part in the holiday season and preserving history.
The proceeds from the Festival of Trees provide funding to preserve the heritage and the monuments that make Methuen and the communities of the Merrimack Valley unique. We have been lucky to receive several grants towards preserving the Hand Tub House:
Foundation Repair, Trim Restoration, Window Restoration, and Plastering
Thank you Vallant Plastering and Festival of Trees
The Rocks Village historians are looking for descendants of families who lived here in earlier times. We would like to borrow any old photos, maps, deeds, stories, newspaper articles, or other documents that you might have in your family archives and that you would be willing to share with us. In addition, with your permission, a local photographer would like to capture your portrait for inclusion in an artist book to be published at a later date.
Discover the riverfront neighborhood of Rocks Village, once a bustling community of stores, taverns, and wharfs, settled in the late seventeenth century. Hear tales of merchants, shipbuilders, a purported witch, and more.
Explore local landmarks such as the Rocks Village Bridge and 1840 Hand Tub House (fire station), and learn the stories of those who lived, loved, and worked here.
Presented in partnership Historic New England is the oldest, largest, and most comprehensive regional heritage organization in the nation. HNE shares the region’s history through vast collections, publications, programs, historic proper- ties, archives, and family stories that document more than 400 years of life in New England.
Registration recommended. Please call 617-994-5970 for more information or register online. Two times to chose from: 10:30 -11:30am or 1:00 – 2:00pm
The RVMA donated a tree to the Methuen Festival of Trees this year with the team of Through the Ages. The tree included original art from Susan Bailey, Wimberley Burton, and Bill King. Dee Rowlands, Jennifer Rowland Clapp, Dee’s daughter, and Lydia Harris contributed decorations to the tree.
We would like to thank Home Depot for the donation of the tree and Historic New England for the beautiful books they donated to go along with the tree raffle.