The Middleborough Historical Association will be celebrating the birth date of Mercy Lavinia Bump, better known as Mrs. Tom Thumb on Saturday, October 31 at their museum on Jackson Street (behind the local police & fire stations). On her 74th birthday, Lavinia unveiled a plaque honoring her Mayflower ancestry. Since this year is the 100th anniversary of that event, there will be a special re-dedication of the plaque at 3 p.m. at the museum. Included will be a small display, a brief “Warren” ancestral history, and a short re-dedication ceremony.
Then from 3:30-4:30p.m. children ages 12 years and under in costumes are invited to follow the specially marked paths and knock on the doors of the seven museum buildings to receive a Halloween treat from costumed museum volunteers.
This celebration will end the regular scheduled hours for the museum season. However, watch the media or check this website for other upcoming happenings.
On Sept. 26 the Middleborough Historical Association will be sponsoring a Flea Market on the Museum grounds. The cost will be $10 for a 10’ space. You will supply your own table. Set up will be at 7:30am with sales to begin at 9:00am. Please call Doug Vantran at 508-946-1017 for a reservation.
There will also be a bake sale table.
We will be selling ticket for our “Made in Middleborough” raffle. The drawing will be held at our annual meeting in Nov. These are all items made by Artists and Craftsmen from Middleborough. You will be seeing more about the items soon. Think Christmas gifts!