(Buckland) Fundraiser for Mary Lyon Church

  • 14 Jun 2014
  • 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM
  • Buckland, MA
Visit the Summer Kitchen in the Major Joseph Griswold House

[This house is better known in our community as the Mary Lyon house. Between 1824 and 1829, Griswold allowed Mary Lyon to establish a school for women in his home. When demand exceeded the space, she sought larger facilities, which led to Mount Holyoke Female Seminary in 1837.]

8 Old Upper Street, Buckland MA 01338

Saturday, June 14
3-6 pm

This is a fundraiser to benefit the
Steeple Fund of the Mary Lyon Church
in memory of friend and neighbor Edie Gerry.
Donations are greatly appreciated.

Our summer kitchen has been a storage room for the past decade and has now been transformed into a fanciful, eclectic reminder of bygone days. Please join us for refreshments and an afternoon of fun. See the beautiful, handcrafted model of the Mary Lyon Church created by Arnold Purinton and donated to the church in memory of Edie. The miniature church is replete with replicas of the stained glass windows, granite steps fashioned from Ashfield Stone and even a tiny bell in the belfry that can be rung by pulling a rope in the entryway. Win a prize if your name is drawn and you have correctly identified "the man in the portrait"!

Please RSVP booklady2@hotmail.com
Your hosts, Sue and Hank Samoriski (the current owners of the Mary Lyon house)

A summer kitchen is a small outbuilding or shed that is usually built next to a house or sometimes attached to the main house. It is used as a kitchen in warm weather and is thought to have been first used in 1874.

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