Labor Day festivities Monday

Labor Day will be celebrated at the Old Meeting House on Monday with a variety of activities.

Dressed in colonial garb, R. P. Hale — recognized by the Smithsonian Institution as one of the top musical instrument makers in the U.S. — will perform a free concert starting at 11 a.m. In addition, he will demonstrate traditional engraving and printing techniques from the 18th century.

Free tours of the 1801 meeting house, which is listed on the National Register of Historic Places, will take place at 11 a.m., noon and 1 p.m.

An ice cream social, with all the fixin’s, will be held from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. The cost is $4 for a sundae.

At 7 p.m., Vespers will be held, creating a peaceful pause to the day’s events. In addition to community singing and favorite readings, the bell will ring, celebrating those who were born this year in Francestown, while remembering those who have passed on.

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