Welcome to the
Marshfield Historical Society.
Our 100th Anniversary
Thank you Marshfield
for making our fourth bus tour a success!
On Saturday, October 24th, fifty-one railroad buffs boarded our bus at the Winslow House and were treated to a journey back in time when the railroad played a major role in the life of Marshfield residents. Conductor Bill Frugoli and Tour Guide Cindy Castro guided us through a tour of the six station locations with a running commentary sprinkled with a number of anecdotal observations. We stopped at the site of the Seaview Station where Judi Freden spoke to us about the history of her residence that had been built with salvaged materials from the original station. She had also prepared some hot cider and cookies for our group which was greatly appreciated by all. Thanks Judi! WATD’s Ed Perry told us a number of his railroad adventures which were very informative and in some cases, very amusing. A good time was had by all!
Next Pro-Am talk: Sunday, December 13, 1:30pm at the Marcia Thomas House: This is our annual Member Appreciation Event. This year we are fortunate to have Donna Curtin, PhD, from the Plymouth Antiquarian Society who will speak about Plymouth’s plans for the celebration of the 400th Anniversary.
Please click on the Coming Events tab above to see what’s on tap for the rest of 2015.
Also, please check out the Back Roads of the South Shore website under Other Historical Groups (above).
The second annual History Award was presented to Megan Masterson, This cash award and plaque was sponsored jointly by the Society and the Social Studies department of the high school.
New Marcia Thomas biography/genealogy
We have just added an extensive biography/genealogy of the family of Marcia Thomas that was researched and compiled by Janet E. Peterson. We extend our thanks for her research. It is under the About tab, Marcia Thomas House (above).
Hours of Operation for 2015
The museum is open the first Sunday of the month from 1pm-4pm and by appointment. For 2015 the dates are Jan 4th, Feb 1st, Mar 1st, Apr 5th, May 3rd, Jun 7th, Jul 5th, Aug 2nd, Sept 6th, Oct 4th, Nov 5th, Dec 6th and Jan 3rd, 2016.
Membership Renewal: Send your 2015 membership check dues to: MHS, PO Box 1244, Marshfield, MA 02050. 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 for more information.
Board Meetings are generally the 2nd Tuesday of each month at 7:00PM, at the Marcia Thomas House.
Marcia Thomas House Museum and archives are open from 1PM to 4PMon the first Sunday of each month, except holidays.