The Carlisle Mosquito Online

Friday, September 27, 2002


Friends of COA hold annual meeting at the Captain Samuel Heald Homestead

Inga Macrae, left, who lived in the Heald Homestead as a child in 1917, is shown with Judi Pettit Vose, the most recent inhabitant.

The Friends of the Carlisle Council on Aging held its annual meeting at the Captain Samuel Heald Homestead on Concord Street on Thursday, September 19. Approximately 45 residents and friends of Carlisle were able to view the collection of over 2,400 artifacts of the Carlisle Historical Society and the Town Historical Collection displayed both downstairs and upstairs in the Heald Homestead. Larry Sorli and Charlie Forsberg from the Historical Society were available to answer questions about the interesting displays of the dental tools of Dr. Austin Marsh who practiced in town and the Native American stone tools found in Carlisle. There are relics from the Civil War collected by W. Irving Heald. Also on view is the melodeon originally purchased by the First Religious Society in 1854. It was kept in the home of Timothy Wilkins who brought it to church each Sunday. Cooking implements from the 19th century, samplers and portraits are all part of this very interesting display of Carlisle history.

Many thanks

Thanks go to the Carlisle Historical Society for making the displays available to the Friends of the Council on Aging, to the Carlisle Police who made the visit safe for everyone and the Carlisle Department of Public Works who helped move tables and chairs.
Following the tour, architectural historian Larry Sorli gave a brief history of the Homestead to those enjoying the annual Friends of the Council on Aging luncheon.

(Photo by Mike Quayle)

2002 The Carlisle Mosquito