Arts & Culture

A Revolutionary-era white house with a center chimney. The main house is set on a hill and an ell on the left side has a small door that opens at a lower level.

1770s South Acton houses open on Sunday

May 24, 2024
On Sunday, May 26, the Iron Work Farm begins the 2024 season of regular open houses at their two South Acton house museums. The open houses comprise the first installment of the Acton 250th celebration of homes of the 1770s entitled, “Still Here: Houses of Our Patriots.” The homes of both Colonel Francis Faulkner and innkeeper Samuel Jones played important roles at the start of the Revolutionary War. On view there is a Freedom’s Way “Hidden Treasure ”— a new wall display funded by the Mass. Cultural Council through the Acton-Boxborough Cultural Council about the Jones and Faulkner mills that…
A poster wtih a drawing from the book Click, Clack, Moo: Cows that Type.In the poster, two cows, two chickens, and a duck are staring at an old-fashioned manual typewriter.

More cows come to Acton–to Theatre III

June 14, 2024
The animals on Farmer Brown’s farm in Click, Clack, Moo: Cows That Type at Theatre III in West Acton, have been trying to convince Farmer Brown to do something to fix up his drafty barn. He doesn’t take them seriously, so after some debate they form a union…
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Household Goods hosts bed frame party

May 16, 2024
The email read, “Greetings hard working Volunteers, Bed Frame Party Next Week!” The list of recipients was limited to a select group of workers experienced in bed frame construction, and refreshments were promised. It was an offer too good to refuse. Household Goods is one of Acton’s most…
A group of adults stand on a church dias, looking like they are ready to burst into song.

Acton Community Chorus celebrates 40 years

May 7, 2024
“I always come away from rehearsal feeling centered and connected. It’s a much needed joy!” — Stacey Charbonneau “I sing to connect with all family and friends, past and present, with whom I have raised my voice in joy, protest, sadness and hope.” — Diana Wasserman “When we…
A woman with black hair, big pink glasses, and wearing a purple dress holds an award (the Black Excellence on the Hill Award).

Julie Pierce promotes a vibrant Acton

April 30, 2024
Julie Pierce, Acton’s Economic and Community Development Director, was completely surprised and honored when she recently won a “Black Excellence on the Hill” award from the Massachusetts Black and Latino Legislative Caucus. Unbeknownst to her, State Representative Simon Cataldo, who represents parts of Acton, had nominated her for…
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