Reading Antiquarian Society Visits Reading Rotary

Reading Antiquarian Society member Everett Blodgett – Photos from Reading Rotary Facebook Page

Reading, MA — Reading Rotary had a very spirited and informative presentation by Everett Blodgett at their lunch meeting this week. Everett spoke about the Parker Tavern and its history in Reading. The Parker Tavern was built only 50 years after the Town was incorporated. It is maintained and operated by the Reading Antiquarian Society. It is open for tours on Sundays 2-5, from May-October. It’s website is

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