18th Century Laudress

Lafayette-Durfee House 94 Cherry St, Fall River, MA

Many women in the 18th Century really supported the army one way was to be a laundress. Come by the House and meet a historical interpreter as she talks and demonstrates how she kept the soldiers clean. You truly will not believe some of the things they did!

Free

Creepy Craft Fair

Lafayette-Durfee House 94 Cherry St, Fall River, MA

Join us as we get ready for the SPOOKY season, and support some of our local crafters!

Lafayette Durfee House – 18th Century Candle Making

Lafayette-Durfee House 94 Cherry St, Fall River, MA

Come into our house as J Dummitt turns the house in to a 18th Century Candle maker home and shop. The Chandler will be selling 100% beeswax candles made in the 18th Century manner and explain the process of candle making in the 18th Century. Great time to get a jump on Holiday shopping for […]

Colonial Hearth Cooking Demonstration

Lafayette-Durfee House 94 Cherry St, Fall River, MA

Join us in one of our "Time Machine to the 18th Century" events, as Stacy Booth demonstrates open hearth cooking!    

Free

Marching Through Time

Lafayette-Durfee House 94 Cherry St, Fall River, MA

Join us at the Lafayette Durfee House, 94 Cherry Street in Fall River, for a display of soldiers' equipment, weapon, and accouterments from the King Phillips War to the modern day. See guns from times past and what men carried. All to honor our Veterans. Hosted by Dave Jennings  

Free

Pewter Buttons & Balls with Gary Franklin

Lafayette-Durfee House 94 Cherry St, Fall River, MA

Imagine if you will, the year is 1777! The British have just occupied Newport on December 1776, and Washington's Army had surprise victories at Trenton and Princeton. The folks in town's and villages up and down the Taunton River (then called the Pocasset River) were on edge and preparing to war with the mother country. […]

Free

The Art of Historic Intaglio/Engraving Printmaking

Lafayette-Durfee House 94 Cherry St, Fall River, MA

This event will be in the Green Room on the first floor. Andy Volpe will be demonstrating the art of Intaglio/Engraving Printmaking as practiced in Massachusetts ca 1690 - 1790 at the Lafayette-Durfee house on Sunday,December 4 from 1-4PM. He recently completed a full-sized hand-engraved replica engraving of Paul Revere’s “Boston Massacre”, and recently printed […]

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Christmas Ornaments with John the Tinner

Lafayette-Durfee House 94 Cherry St, Fall River, MA

This is our annual "Make a Tin Christmas Ornament" with John the Tinner from Fairhaven Village Militia. In past years families of kids of ALL ages made handsome ornaments for their tree to take home and decorate or give as gifts! Make sure you join us this year! A small donation to the house is […]

Holiday Wassail Event at the Lafayette Durfee House!

Lafayette-Durfee House 94 Cherry St, Fall River, MA

Come to the House and enjoy the sights, smells, and sounds of the Holiday Season! It is that time of year to celebrate with loved ones and friends, and we at the House are no different - we want to celebrate with you! Come by for a cup of Hot Wassil (alcohol-free) and share the […]

Free

Twelfth Night at the Lafayette Durfee House!

Lafayette-Durfee House 94 Cherry St, Fall River, MA

It is HERE!!! Twelfth Night Celebrations! Come to the House this SATURDAY from 1-4 pm. Come learn about the Colonial traditions of the season! Jennifer Emerson, aka Naomi Wade, is returning for more Twelfth Night fun. Twelfth Night used to be a grand affair, and she will tell you about it as she cooks. The […]

Free

Tea & Spices at the Lafayette Durfee House

Lafayette-Durfee House 94 Cherry St, Fall River, MA

The Rhode Island Ladies visit with trade goods of tea and spice. Learn how these goods changed cooking and etiquette, ushering in an age of elegance in the 18th century.

Free

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