Upcoming Events

The West Brookfield Historical Commission

Members of our Community

with the support of The Trustees


Proudly Present


A Bicentennial

Birthday Celebration


Lucy Stone

Six events to celebrate her

200th Birthday

Saturday, August 11 and Sunday August 12, 2018

Lucy Stone, born August 13, 1818




Saturday, August 11, 2018

The cost for each ticket for each Saturday event is $5.00 – Students 8-14 half-price


8:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m

Quaboag Historical Society Museum

Train Depot, Central and Front Streets

Begin with a tour of the Quaboag Historical Society Museum. Then travel by bus to Lucy’s birthplace and to the Rock House Reservation, one of her favorite wandering spots. The Lucy Stone Home Site and the Rock House Reservation are two of the many special places cared for by The Trustees. Narration by renowned Stone biographer Joelle Million. There will be an additional stop at the Lucy Stone Park in Warren, Massachusetts, with the option to leave the bus tour, visit the Park,  and be picked up by another bus approximately forty-five minutes later. Parking is available across the street from the Museum. The bus tour is not suitable for wheelchair access and will involve outdoor walking, up to a quarter mile, on a slight incline. Capacity: 80

Links:  The Trustees  Quaboag Historical Society   The Rock House   Lucy Stone Park on Facebook


2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Great Hall in the Town Hall

2 East Main Street

A Birthday Celebration Suffragist Tea with a selection of refreshments, a one-of-a kind cake by June’s Bakeshop, costumed hostesses, and a display of the highlights of the women’s rights movement, and artistic contributions by the elementary school children. Guest speakers will include Honorable State Senator Anne M. Gobi, State Senator Stephen M. Brewer, and keynote speaker, Regina M. Edmonds, Ph.D., Professor Emerita of Psychology and former Director of Women’s Studies at Assumption College. With live period music by strolling master musician Rob Lyon, the afternoon will be full of energy from the townspeople honoring Lucy Stone. Bus shuttle service will be available from the Museum parking area. Capacity: 152

Links:          Senator Anne M. Gobi          June’s Bakeshop


7:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

First Congregational Church

36 N. Main Street

Concert of period songs featuring the well-known Old Sturbridge Village Singers. The Stone family attended services in an earlier building here. Capacity: 138

Links:       First Congregational Church of West Brookfield on Facebook           Old Sturbridge Village


Sunday, August 12, 2018

The cost for the Sunday afternoon event is $10.00 The Sunday evening event is $5.00

Students 8-14 half-price at both events

2:00 p.m. to 4:15 p.m.




First Congregational Church on the Common

36 N. Main Street

I Now Pronounce You Lucy Stone, a powerful one-woman show featuring Judith Kalaora of New England’s HISTORY AT PLAY.

Followed by a concert of period instrumental music with violinist Samantha Gillogly and pianist Virginia Bailey. Capacity: 138

Links: History at Play        Samantha Gillogly

7:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.


Great Hall at the Town Hall

2 East Main Street

A round table discussion titled Lucy Stone, Where Do We Go from Here? will be moderated by Deborah Becker, WBUR Radio Host and Senior Correspondent, and feature Senator Anne M. Gobi, Dr. Regina M. Edmonds, Author Joelle Million, Dr. R. Vivian Acosta, Dr. Linda Jean Carpenter, and Samantha Gillogly, along with other guests and audience participation. This event will be videotaped for future use. Capacity: 250

Links: Deborah Becker     Senator Anne M. Gobi

Please note:

Due to different venue capacities, each event will have differing, and limited audience, and therefore must be reserved and ticketed separately.

There is no minimum purchase required, any or all events are available, subject to capacity limits and the following terms: Attendance will be by advance reservation only.

Reservations will be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis, except for special invitations to Stone and Blackwell family descendants, those women across the United States named Lucy Stone, and our Commission guests.

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Don’t delay! Space is limited.

Reservations accepted by mail only.

Do not send your check now.

The Commission will notify you by email or phone  as to the status of your reservations, and the amount due.


Payment is by check only, no credit cards accepted.


Please make the check out to:

“Town of West Brookfield”

With a memo note “Lucy Stone”


Mail your payment to:

West Brookfield Historical Commission P.O. Box 372

West Brookfield, MA 01585


Your tickets will then be mailed to you.


There are no refunds for accepted reservations. We expect tickets to sell out quickly and therefore it is unlikely that tickets will be available at the door of the different events. Visit our website to find out which events may have at-the-door tickets.

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For more information contact:

Dan Hamilton 508 637-1329, or email: lucy@westbrookfield.org

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