CHATHAM – A free “virtual” historic bus tour of the town will be held online Saturday, June 13 to mark History Weekend.
The tour, sponsored by Historic Chatham, will run at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m., and reservations are required as virtual seats are limited.
Last year’s bus tour guide and history buff Ron Clark will return to provide commentary at key historic points in Chatham and discuss the fascinating history of the town. Chronicle editor Tim Wood will also talk about a couple of historic Main Street locations that are part of his “Chatham Walks” walking tours during the summer.
The virtual tour will depart from Depot Road next to the Chatham Railroad Museum and will make an approximately 90-minute circuit around historic Chatham, with stops several locations, where a local guide from the museum or site will join the tour for a brief introduction to each site, with visuals. Schedules stops are the Eldredge Public Library, the Chatham Conservation Foundation's Mayo House, the Godfrey Windmill, the Atwood Museum, the Monomoy National Wildlife Refuge, Chatham Lighthouse, the Marconi-RCA Wireless Museum, the Nickerson Family Association's Caleb Nickerson House, and the Chatham Railroad Museum.
In addition, the tour route will pass by other historic sites, including the Atwood School, the Champlain Monument, and a variety of less-well-known historic locations in the town.
The virtual bus tour will be conducted using Zoom technology. Participants can use a desktop or laptop computer or an iPad or other tablet. A smartphone can be used but is not recommended due to the small screen size. The tour will feature plenty of pictures and videos.
To reserve a seat for the virtual bus tour, visit www.eventbrite.com/e/virtual-bus-tour-of-chatham-tickets-104435828374. For more detail about the bus tour, visit www.historic-chatham.org/bus-tour.html. To learn more about Historic Chatham, visit www.historic-chatham.org.