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'Hop Into History' in Braintree Saturday

The event will be hosted by the Braintree Historical Society.

Courtesy photo.
Courtesy photo.
The following is from the Braintree Historical Society:

On Saturday, April 12th, from 1pm until 5pm, Braintree Historical will be offering "Hop Into History." This event will feature the famous children's entertainer and magician, Mike Bent, who has won numerous titles, awards and performed at the White House.

Local 4-H clubs will be bringing chicks, rabbits and more! Children will love participating in our own White House style Egg Roll , planting seeds and enjoying ice cream from South Shore Ben & Jerry's.

Come learn about Braintree's own Benjamin Vinton French who retired to become a farmer, helped create Mass Horticulture, and is one of the founders of the Norfolk County Agricultural Society and the Massachusetts Board of Agriculture. B.V. French has been referred to as 'America's first scientific farmer'. 

In the Barn, at the Gilbert Bean Museum, see "Fresh History," an exhibit highlighting agriculture in South Braintree and beyond by Keith Clougherty of Boston School of Fine Arts at Tufts University. Keith will be graduating in May and studies social sculpture in relation to economics, global warming, and socio-political histories of late 20th century US culture.

Keith's story explores his Furlong family history, including his relationship with his great aunt, Mary B. Furlong. 

"Hop Into History" will be held on the grounds of the Historic Thayer House, 786 Washington St., and the Gilbert Bean Museum, 31 Tenney Rd. Visit the Thayer House and our archives at the Bean while enjoying the day!

Tickets for this event are $5 for members and $10 for non-members and can be purchased at The Enchanted Gift Basket (781-848-3188), 826 Washington Street in South Braintree Square, Wednesdays through Saturdays from 11am-5pm, or contact Chris McIntyre at crsmcintyre@gmail.com. Become a member today and qualify for the member price! Proceeds benefit Braintree Historical Society.

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