The Haverhill Firefighting Museum will unveil its new Children’s Corner during an opening day celebration on Saturday. The event is from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
The Children’s Corner is equipped with a fire engine children can play in, fire reels and hoses children can pull, and a dress-up area.
Children are invited to meet and have pictures taken with museum mascot Dottie the Dalmatian.
A working fire truck from the Haverhill Fire Department will be on site. The department’s fire safety smoke tunnel will be there to teach children how to crawl to safety beneath smoke should a fire occur. Children can participate in a bucket brigade and experience what it was like to put out fires during early times.
The museum gift shop will be open and refreshment will be available for purchase.
Admission is $5 for adults, $2 for children under 12, and $10 for families. Admission is free for service men and women. All children must be accompanied by an adult.
Annual memberships offer unlimited admission plus 10 percent off in the museum gift shop. Membership rates are $15 for individuals, $25 for families, $10 for students, and $100 for a benefactor membership, which includes two free tickets to the museum’s annual chili cook-off in the fall.
The Haverhill Firefighting Museum, located in the historic Armory Building at 75 Kenoza Ave., is home to one of the largest collections of New England Firefighting History in New England. For more information, visit online at www.haverhillfirefightingmuseum.org or call 978-372-4061.
Authors to speak at the Buttonwoods
The Buttonwoods Museum’s Authors Lecture Series continues on Friday with animal books and animal stories authors Ellen Feld, June Greig, Ed Kellner, Maureen Ross and Maureen Ross, who will be discussing their books from 6 to 8 p.m. Memoirs, family tree and family history authors Eileen Doyon, Gunti Goncarovs, Terry Crawford Palardy, Nancy Crochiere and Lucinda Marcoux will be discussing their books on May 16 from 6 to 8 p.m.