The Gardeners’ Guild of Braintree will be featuring one of the oldest historical homes in Braintree on its Holiday House Tour this year: The Jechonias Thayer House at 216 Elm Street. This will be the Gardeners’
Guild 37th Annual Holiday House Tour and will be held on Sunday, December 2, 2012, from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. at the home of Barry and Debbie Culkin.
This Braintree landmark was designed in the Greek Revival style and constructed around 1815 by Jechonias Thayer, a wealthy Boston shipping merchant born in Braintree. Mr. Thayer was a direct descendent of John Alden and Pricilla Mullins of the Mayflower, and, was also related to General Sylvanus Thayer for whom Thayer Academy is named.
In addition, the Gardeners’ Guild will also be holding its Holiday Boutique at the Braintree Town Hall on December 2, from 10 am to 4:00 pm. Advance tickets
for the House Tour and Boutique are now available for purchase at Braintree Town Hall, Braintree Co-operative Bank, Braintree Gardens Florist, Caruso Jewelers, Kim’s Salon, The Potting Bench and the Braintree Department of Elder Affairs at a cost of $15. Tickets can also be purchased at the door on the day of the Tour for a cost of $20. Admission to the Boutique only is $2.
Don’t miss this wonderful opportunity to see this beautiful home in all of its holiday splendor, learn some Braintree history, visit the Boutique for distinctive and beautiful holiday gifts, and enjoy the festivities of the day!
Please visit The Gardeners’ Guild of Braintree at http://www.gardenersguildofbraintree.com for more information on our endeavors to make a better Braintree for all of its residents.