The Boston Showroom of Thos. Moser, handcrafted furniture from Maine, will hold its inaugural Rock-a-Thon June 14-16 to benefit Boston Children’s Hospital. The event kicks off with a reception from 5:30-9 pm Friday, June 14 featuring a silent auction and woodworking demonstration and continues throughout the weekend in their Showroom at 19 Arlington St.
Beginning with Friday’s opening reception and continuing throughout the weekend, Warren Shaw, a Thos. Moser craftsman for more than 20 years, will demonstrate the fine art of building one of the company’s signature pieces, the New Gloucester Rocker, which will be donated to the Devon Nicole House at Boston Children’s Hospital following the three-day event.
Warren is one of countless BCH success stories. As a six-year-old boy, Warren had a hole in his heart repaired by surgeons at BCH. In 1968, this was considered a pioneering pediatric surgery. Now, 45 years later, Warren is thrilled to be giving back to the hospital that saved his life.
“We are proud to have partnered with so many generous community organizations and businesses to raise funds for Boston Children’s Hospital,” said Chris Eramo, Boston showroom manager. “And to have master craftsman Warren Shaw here – who is alive today because of life-saving pediatric heart surgery – is icing on the cake.”
Throughout the weekend individuals who donate to BCH will have the opportunity to sign the underside of the New Gloucester Rocker seat, where traditionally the Thos. Moser craftsman applies his/her signature. The completed rocker will be returned temporarily to the Maine workshop for final finishing before being donated to the Devon Nicole House at Boston Children’s Hospital.
If you’re in the Boston area, this sounds like it will be a fun way to get to know the gorgeousness that is Thos. Moser furniture as well as doing good for our community!