Summer exhibit explores Art of Knots

Jun 26, 2013

Mattapoisett — Mattapoisett Historical Society opens for the season with a summer exhibit featuring The Art of Knots

The society will open for the season on July 5 at 1 p.m.  The exhibit explores nautical knot work inspired by Clifford Ashley’s “The Ashley Book of Knots.”

The exhibit will also explore the “feminine” side of knots with beautiful examples of lace, crochet work, and bead work. The permanent exhibits feature artifacts from Mattapoisett’s whaling days, fine furniture, antique toys, and artifacts from Mattapoisett’s agricultural past.

The museum is open Wednesday through Saturday from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Admission is free for members and guests.  All others are $3 for adults and $1 for children ages 3 to 12.

New this summer, the Historical Society will offer a walking tour of the waterfront every first and third Saturday of the month.

The tour leaves at 2 p.m. from the Mattapoisett Historical Society and will explore the town and its role in building the whalers for Nantucket and New Bedford.

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