Gardner Museum Shares the Chair

We have virtually remodeled the Gardner Museum to showcase its chair facade. You can view a complete image of the Gardner Museum below.

The Gardner Museum located on Pearl Street in Gardner MA (directions). On a recent visit, I had the most fun for 3 dollars, the price of admission if you’re not a member.

I was able to ride the quaint, vintage elevator 3 times going from the first floor to the lower chair room, than up to the second floor where they also have History lectures, and finally at the end back down again.   On the first floor I encountered what is reported to be the oldest chair made in Gardner.  Eager to get to the second floor, I bypassed the most excellent selections in the Gift Shop for my next visit.  As no lecture was going on at the time on floor 2, I was able to grab some cool photos and video of the chairs arranged on the wall of the room, and ponder just how many people have played Gardneropoly. 

    The Gardner Museum used to be Gardner’s library many years ago, and in the tradition of the Chair City, has a façade featuring the shape of a chair.   The Gardner Museum is a worthy non-profit to be sure, tasked with helping to preserve just a part of Gardner’s rich heritage.  There are literally hundreds of historical items to see!  For more information please visit the Gardner Museum on the web. Hours at the time of this writing September 2021 are March to December, open Wednesday to Sunday from 1PM to 4PM. Admission is $3 for adult non-members, children and members are FREE. For membership information visit the Gardner Museum membership page.

The High Definition Video below showcases just a small part of the historical collections offered by the Gardner Museum. We focused on chairs. When you visit, you can see everything!

Gardner Museum Gardner MA
Gardneropoly at the Gardner Museum
More chairs at the Gardner Museum
Oldest chair made in Gardner circa 1800 by James Comee
Reportedly the Oldest Chair made in Gardner over 200 years ago. See this chair at the Gardner Museum in Gardner MA

Chairs at the Gardner Museum
Chair at the Gardner Museum

We’re so happy Gardner Museum can Share the Chair. Gardner is a truly remarkable small New England city with a rich heritage. When you have a moment, please visit one of Gardner’s treasures, the Gardner Museum!

Share the Chair logo Gardner MA

We focused on just a few of the chairs during our visit. There are many more chairs for those of you who want to see the chairs. However, the Gardner Museum has hundreds of items in its collection showcasing the history of Gardner. And, best of all, there’s even a Gift Shop where you can buy small pieces of history and support the museum at the same time.

Gardner Museum website