Friends of the Asa Waters Mansion

"Watch an old building with an anxious care; guard it as best you may, and at any cost, from every influence of dilapidation. Count its stones as you would jewels of a crown; set watches about it as if at the gates of a besieged city; bind it together with iron where it loosens; stay it with timber where it declines... do this tenderly, and reverently, and continually, and many a generation will still be born and pass away beneath its shadow."

~John Ruskin, The Lamp of Memory


Friends Appreciation Night, 2017

A Gathering of Friends

The Friends of the Asa Waters Mansion are a group of caring volunteers, dedicated to the restoration and preservation of the Asa Waters Mansion. Working closely with AWM Executive Director John K. McElroy and the Town of Millbury, the Friends organize and host fundraisers, oversee the historic decor and furnishings, and assist in all manners of  AWM outreach. 

Folks interested in contributing their time and talents to the Friends of the Asa Waters Mansion, can use the contact form on this page to say hello!

If you are not able to donate your time but would still like to support the Friends with a monetary donation, checks made out to the "Friends of the Asa Waters Mansion" can be mailed to the Friends of the AWM, PO Box 248, Millbury, MA 01527. All donations are tax deductible.

Friends Events

From hosting seasonal fundraisers like the annual Christmas tea to holding craft workshops, the Friends of the Asa Waters Mansion organize a variety of family-friendly events for the Millbury community and beyond.

You can stay up to date on all the latest Friends events, as well as a slew of town-sponsored offerings, by following the Asa Waters Mansion on Facebook and by checking out our Happenings page!

Join us on Thursday December 12th as the Friends of Asa Waters Mansion host their annual Home for the Holidays Tea. Book early for this event!

We could always use another FRIEND!

For information about joining the Friends of the Asa Waters Mansion, meeting times, and more, please use the contact form below. The Friends of the Asa Waters Mansion respect your privacy and do not tolerate spam and will never sell, rent, lease or give away your information (name, address, email, etc.) to any third party.

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