The Townsend Historical Society will be presenting "A Harbor that Serves No Ship: A Walking Tour of Townsend Harbor," on Saturday, Aug, 10, 10:30 a.m. to noon in Townsend Harbor.

The tour will start at the Reed Homestead at 72 Main St.

Join us to explore the birthplace of Townsend's history.

Architectural historian Ryan Hayward of The Preservation Collaborative, Inc. of Medford, Massachusetts, will lead a 90-minute in-depth tour through Townsend Harbor, visiting the four buildings now owned by the Townsend Historical Society.

Guests will be in for a treat, enjoying a leisurely, in-depth tour of the historic buildings, while learning of the important figures that helped forge the town's destiny as a leader in major industry.

All welcome! The cost is $12/adult nonmembers, and THS members are free! Dress casually with comfortable shoes for walking up into buildings and along the abandon B&M Railroad right-of-way. Space is limited, so please plan to come early!

For information, contact the Townsend Historical Society at 978-597-2106, or go online to

This program is sponsored in part by a grant from the Townsend Cultural Council, a local agency upported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency.