Welcome to the
Marshfield Historical Society
2013, Our 100th Anniversary
Save the Date:
Sunday: October 16, 2016, 1:00pm: The Old Winslow School House has undergone a major restoration thanks to a generous CPC grant from the citizens of Marshfield. The $38,000 project was led by MHS Board of Director, Tim Davidson. About $16,000 went toward structural repairs while the remainder of the funds were used to making the building historically accurate to the 19th century. The schoolhouse was built in 1857 and covered grades one through eight and is is one of the few schoolhouses of its period that is still set up to look like what its original function was.
At the end of the school year every third grade class in Marshfield visits the school. Volunteers act as the schoolmistress and conduct a class to give the students a sense of what is was like to attend school in the mid 19th century
The goal of the Historical Society is to get the School on the National Register. There will be a rededication ceremony at the Schoolhouse at 1pm.
Hours of Operation for 2016
The museum is open the first Sunday of the month from 1pm-4pm and by appointment. For 2016 the dates are Jan 3rd, Feb 7th, Mar 6th, Apr 3rd, May 1st, Jun 5th, Jul 3rd, Aug 7th, Sept 4th, Oct 2nd, Nov 6th and Dec 4th.
Membership Renewal: Send your 2016 membership check dues to: MHS, PO Box 1244, Marshfield, MA 02050. There is a Membership Application under the Contact tab at the top of the page. For more information contact membership chairman Jane Davidson. 781-801-0392; email@example.com
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.
Meetings are generally held the 2nd Tuesday of each month at 7:00PM, at the Marcia Thomas House.
The Museum and archives are open from 1PM to 4PM on the first Sunday of each month, except holidays.
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