2021 Harvest Dinner & Reception

It is that time of year where we look to the passing year, celebrate another “season” well done, and begin plans for the new year!

Saturday, November 20th
4:30 PM Reception and Buildings Tour
6:00 PM Dinner Seating

Celebrate with us on Saturday, November 20th!  Begin the festivities at 5:00 PM with our reception in Stevens House (for this evening the buildings will be known at “Stevens’ Tavern”).  While waiting for dinner seating, visit select museum buildings and chat with interpreters about the season past, their area of specialization, and the displays on hand.

Our year-end Harvest Dinner and Reception is an important fundraiser for the museum.  Your involvement helps to maintain the museum during the off season and helps with preparations for the upcoming year!

Let the Masquerade Begin!

Masked Ball
Saturday, October 23rd
7:00 PM $25/Single $40/Couple

A sprightly fox danced the evening away during our 2019 Masked Ball

Join us on Saturday, October 23rd for our Masked Ball! What better way for to celebrate the season (All Hallows Eve is right around the corner!!).

The dance begins at 7:00 PM and will take place in the museum’s Great Hall. Dance Mistress Madam Bourdon will take all dancers through the dance steps before calling the dance.  Once the dance begins Toby and Prudence (fine musicians that they are) will keep the tempo lively!

!8th Century Tarot Trumps
Trumps from the Tarot de Marseilles. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tarot

When you need to take a break from dancing, warm yourself by the fire in our reception room while you enjoy some light refreshments in our reception area.

Or perhaps, you would like to indulge in an 18th century pastime (ok, maybe not here in New England, but still…) with the reading of the tarot cards!  

Wear garb from your favorite decade or century (up to 1950 is great!), steampunk (think Jules Vern), or cosplay.  Dressing in layers for your comfort is recommended.  You may wish to wear sensible shoes walking to the dance; you will be crossing uneven ground and we never know if there will be rain (or snow…), then put on your dancing slippers once inside.

A Mask in the style of a masquerade (around the eyes and nose) is optional.  We do suggest that you have a mouth and nose covering mask and a pair of cotton gloves on standby should those become a necessity: if this happens, we will let all dance goers know by email, on FB, and herein.

Our Masked Ball is geared toward a mature audience; we suggest no one younger than aged 16 years of age. 

If you have questions please contact the museum at 603.826.5700, or info@fortat4.com

Ball Tickets



Militia Pay Record Under Stevens 1747-1748

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