For the first time, portions of the Patton Family Archives will soon be opened to the public,
the town announced in a press release on its site. Archivist Carol Mori offers tours of the homestead’s military and family memorabilia four Wednesdays in July, by appointment. The tours give a glimpse into the military and family life of the Patton’s.
Participants see the library and office constructed by Gen. George S. Patton and his wife Beatrice Ayer Patton, for their retirement; Viet Nam era memorabilia collected by Maj. Gen. George S. Patton; family equestrian photographs and other items. The Archives are administered by Gordon College’s Institute for Public History, its Archivist and Gordon College student interns.
Tour dates include July 9, 16, 23 and 30.