Colonial Day at the Aptucxet Trading Post Museum in Bourne will take place on July 13.

Features include a Colonial encampments and militia re-enactments, complete with the firing of militia muskets.

All of the historic buildings on the site will be open, including the Aptucxet Trading Post, the Grover Cleveland Train Station and the Joseph Jefferson Windmill. Inside the windmill is this year’s special exhibit—the Windmill Carousel. Local artist Lance Shinkles’ hand-carved horses spin around, operated by a single person on a bicycle apparatus.

There also will be games, crafts and demonstrations; learn how these settlers lived, worked and had fun in the colonial days.

Colonial Day on July 13 will be from 11 AM to 3 PM. On July 14 at 7:30 AM there will be a historical re-enactment of a 1627 Pilgrim church service performed by the Pilgrim Progress of Plymouth. The service will include psalm singing, a brief history and a “sermon” taken from the notes of John Robinson, pastor of the Pilgrims.

Admission to both events is free, although donations to the Bourne Historical Society are welcome.

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