TOWNSEND -- The side yard of the Reed House will be filled with the activity of an encampment on Saturday, Oct. 13, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Units of Minutemen from Townsend and Stow will be pitching their tents and displaying their expertise in the arts of everyday life in the 18th and 19th centuries.

Inside there will be demonstrations of candle making, hearth cooking, beehive oven baking, feather quill writing, and tours of the Reed House, an historic house museum.

Outdoors there will be musket firing and demonstrations of coopering, the barrel-crafting industry that played an important role in Townsend's past.

The public is invited to participate in the Townsend Historical Society's Fall Open House, all day or any part thereof. Come see the parlor that has just recently been given its rightful place in the house with its newly uncovered murals!

Open to the public with free admission. Reed House is at 72 Main St. in Townsend Harbor. Parking is available at the Cooperage and at the Harbor Church.

Any questions, please call 978-597-2106.