Bourne Historical Center
30 Keene Street
The Bourne Stone seems to have first been used as a doorstep at the Indian Mission (or a Meeting House) situated near Herring Pond and established by Captain Thomas Tupper of Sandwich. When native people stopped using the church, the stone was moved to the dooryard of a native named Andrew Jackson who lived nearby. The place was also known as the Katherine Parker Homestead, and the stone remained there until her descendants sold the property. The stone was first given to a Miss Fisher, and later sold to Percival H. Lombard. The Bourne Stone Lecture will discuss attempts to reveal the origin of the stone's carver, meanings behind the stone's carvings, and more developing information on this piece of Bourne's history that has yet to be completely discovered. Admission: $5.