Make a Port side Fairy House For the Attleboro Land Trust Big Read Fairy House Exhibit
Saturday, October 5
Deborah and Roger Richardson Nature Preserve
577B Wilmarth Street
In keeping with this year’s Big Read selection, In the Heart of the Sea by Nathaniel Philbrick, you are invited to create and exhibit a “portside” fairy house. The whalers visited many island ports on their whaling expeditions out of New Bedford and Nantucket, Massachusetts. They found colorful houses with ﬂat grass and bamboo roofs. Your fairy house may need a ﬁshing dock with bright ﬂags and of course shells! Whatever you can you gather at the beach will be great materials for your house. It’s up to you to add an island ﬂair!
Create a fairy house on your own and bring it to the Preserve for set up and display at 9:00 am. Or come and enjoy the one day exhibit from 10:00 am through 12:00 noon. Either way you will have a chance to make and take a fairy garden at the event.
Fairy houses will be exhibited at the creator’s own risk and be removed at the end of the 1 day, 2 hour exhibit or left in the woods for the fairies and removed when needed by the land trust.
Register at attleborolibrary.org
You may want to make and bring a stand for your house so it isn’t sitting on the ground and hard for viewers to see.