SOUTHINGTON – This Saturday, Bradley Mountain Farm will host a presentation of "A Christmas Carol."
The event, presented by The Barnes Museum, will be held starting at 4 p.m. at the farm at 537 Shuttle Meadow Road. Holiday crafts including ornament making and refreshments, including hot chocolate, will be offered at 4 p.m.
Visitors will also be able to visit with and feed the goats and Bradley Mountain Farm soaps will also be available for purchase.
Then, at 6 p.m., Dick Terhune will begin his one-man performance of the classic Charles Dickens story. The show will be held inside the tavern of the historic Bradley House.
Christina Volpe, curator of The Barnes Museum, said that she is “really excited” to put on such a “cool program.” Terhune, she said, is a professional voiceover actor. His unique, one-man performance of A Christmas Carol was beginning to get national recognition prior to the pandemic.
“He just did a couple of weeks performing at a theater in Boston,” said Volpe. “He dresses in a historical costume. This show coupled with the goats and set in the historic tavern should make for a really fun show.”
Volpe added that The Barnes Museum has been trying or organize more events to connect the two homesteads. Amon Bradley, who lived from 1812 to 1906, spent his childhood growing up on the farm. He was the grandfather of Bradley Barnes and willed the home that would become The Barnes Museum to him upon his death.
Bradley Barnes willed his home to the Town of Southington upon his death in 1973. The historic home and its collection of antiques has been preserved by the town ever since.
Amon Bradley’s home, which is on the land of Bradley Mountain Farm, was renovated in 2017 and restored to its 1812 aesthetic for all but electricity.
Tickets are $25 or free for children ages 6 and under. Tickets will be available at the door.
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