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Check out our Program Line-up for 2017 under Coming Events
Coming Events for February and March
Tuesday, February 28th at 7:00 PM: Marshfield’s Coastal Changes in the Last 6,000 Years presented by Bob Jackman, scientist (second of a series of four). Sound scientific data presented in this program will amaze guests and transform their perception of Marshfield’s shoreline. Compelling evidence will be presented of this shore since the rising ocean arrived here about 6,000 years ago. Evidence will be presented of “Marshfield” cliffs that washed into the Atlantic before European settlers arrived, and a peninsula below Bluefish Rock that extended five-eighths of a mile to the south and to the east of Duxbury Beach within the last several hundred years. We will also view some images of the current dire situation developing around the mouth of the North River mouth and Trouant’s Island. If the coast is your thing, this presentation will delight you. Venue: Marcia Thomas House lecture room. Suggested donation $5 per person
Sunday, March 26th at 1:00 PM: Marshfield Historical Society’s Annual Meeting and Dinner. Lecture is Marshfield’s Lifesaving Station presented by Victoria Stevens, Curator & Acting Director Hull Lifesaving Museum. Victoria will speak on how the Marshfield Lifesaving Station fit into a New England lifesaving system during the time of square-rigged sailing vessels.; Venue: Haddad’s Ocean Café second floor function room. Incudes dinner and cash bar. Suggested donation $25.00 for members and $29 for non-members.
Tuesday, March 28th at 7:00 PM: Packet Boats Conducting Trade on the North River presented by Bob Jackman, local historian (third of a series of four); Venue: Marcia Thomas House lecture room. Suggested donation $5 per person.
* Suggested donations for the Pro-Am lectures is $10 for non-members and for $5 members. Pro-Am lectures are preceded by free snacks and beverages starting at 1:30 PM through 2:00 PM when the speaker starts. Questions and answers follow. The Marcia Thomas House is located at 65 Webster Street, Marshfield, MA near the Historic Winslow House. It is the Headquarters of the Marshfield Historical Society and houses its museum and archives. Click here for directions to the Marcia Thomas House.
Check out Robin Mitchell’s wonderful book “Yesterday’s Marshfield”, a pictorial journey as viewed through the photographers’ lens. Click here to visit Store.
Hours of Operation for 2017
The museum and archives are open the first Sunday of the month from 1pm-4pm and by appointment. For 2017 the dates are Jan 1st, Feb 5th, Mar 5th, Apr 2nd, May 7th, Jun 4th, Jul 2nd, Aug 6th, Sept 3rd, Oct 1st, Nov 5th, Dec 2nd and Jan 7th 2018. meow
Membership Renewal: Send your 2017 membership check dues to: MHS, PO Box 1244, Marshfield, MA 02050. There is a Membership Application under the Home/Become a Member tab at the top of the page. For more information contact membership chairman Jane Davidson. 781-801-0392; firstname.lastname@example.org
We need volunteers for garden and field maintenance, for museum docents, for cataloging of artifacts and for simple house maintenance. Volunteer for one-time or longer term projects. The Board cannot do it all themselves. Please call Tim Davidson at 781-801-8267; email@example.com for more information.
Meetings of the Board of Directors are generally held the 2nd Tuesday of each month at 7:00PM, at the Marcia Thomas House. For 2017 the dates are Jan 10th, Feb 14th, Mar 14th, Apr 11th, May 9th, Jun 13th….
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