Our community is very important to us. We try to take part in community activities such as the recent Shrewsbury Fall Fest. We like to give back to the community, show our community the same support as community members show us, and to get involved by enjoying all our community has to offer. We suggest that you do the same. Taking part in your community has numerous benefits, so if you’re looking for something to do in Shrewsbury, we have a suggestion: the Artemas Ward House and Museum.
Who was Artemas Ward?
Artemas Ward was a Major General who took the oath as commander-in-chief of the patriot army around Boston on May 20, 1775, during the American Revolution. Although short lived (he relinquished command to General George Washington July 7, 1775), Ward was actively involved in the major military decisions of the siege of Boston and served directly below Washington. Eventually, he resigned that command, as well, due to a chronic ailment that made it painful to perform his duties.
The Artemas Ward House and Museum
This became the home of General Artemas Ward and his family in 1763, and features multiple exhibits about daily life during the American Revolution, and the military hero. The museum is open from April 15th to November 30th Wednesdays through Saturdays 10am to Noon and 1pm to 4pm. Staff is on site year-round if an appointment is more convenient.
The American Revolution
The American Revolution took place between 1765 and 1783 when the thirteen American colonies fought to overthrow the authority of the British monarchy and founded the United States.