The Reed Homestead is a standing testament to two centuries of Townsend’s heritage.
But the modest frame exterior conceals an unexpected treasure:
an interior on which murals were painted by the extraordinary
Rufus Porter — a prolific pioneer of ideas who left his
mark in art, technology, and journalism, and is best known for
Scientific American magazine.
On Saturday, September 10,
the Townsend Republican Town Committee
invites friends and residents of Townsend to
to participate in a wine demonstration and tasting,
followed by a tour of the Reed Homestead, led by guides who
will link the house’s history to the varied adventures
of the artist whose work still graces the walls.