December 2, 2023

Virtual MA Museum Tour: Hammond Castle

Thursday, October 26 at 1 PM


Seekonk, MA – Did you know there are castles in Massachusetts? Join us to explore a local castle from the comfort of your own home in the program Virtual MA Museum Tour: Hammond Castle on Thursday, October 26 at 1 PM. This program is presented online using Zoom. Go to the Events Calendar at  for registration information.

In this presentation, John Leysath, curator at Hammond Castle Museum, will be your guide to the unique, medieval-style home and museum of noted scientist John Hays Hammond Jr., his collection of artifacts, and his remarkable life. Mr. Hammond was one of the most prolific inventors in U.S. history, and registered over 500 patents throughout his career. Known as "the father of radio control," Hammond was a pioneer in many technologies, including television and sound recording. He counted among his friends and mentors Thomas Edison, Nikola Tesla, and Alexander Graham Bell. He was also a collector of ancient, medieval, and Renaissance artifacts, and built his castle-like home in Gloucester, Massachusetts in the late 1920s. Learn more about this renown scientist through the unique collection in this castle museum.

For information, email  or call Adult Services at 508-336-8230.


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