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Marshfield Historical Society

    2013, Our 100th Anniversary              

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On Friday, April 29 at 7:00pm, a program commemorating the 75th Anniversary of the Brant Rock Fire by John Horrigan and Cindy Castro at the Brant Rock Union Chapel. Click here for details.

Historical Society Annual Meeting

On March 13th the Marshfield Historical Society held its Annual Meeting at Haddad’s Ocean Café in Brant Rock. IMG_1769After a delicious meal and a short business meeting where the new officers of the Society were elected, 55 members of the MHS were treated to an informative presentation by Barry Cornwall and Bill Powell, members of the Board of the Hatch Mill Restoration and Preservation Committee, describing the work that has been done on the mill over the past twelve years. They gave a comprehensive overview of this preservation effort. They showed us how preservation differed from a reproduction and how this approach increases the complexity  and cost of bringing the building back to working order. They also highlighted the work done by the Marshfield Historical Society from 1968 to 2004 prior to their purchasing the property in 2004. The mill, along with the Red House are two of the most important historical structures in Marshfield and both properties are located in a National Historical District. We urge you to look at the Hatch Mill website (hatchmill.com) for more information on what has been done.

CHHA surprise guest at the meeting was Christopher H. Hatch who made a special trip from Toronto to attend the meeting. He is the oldest direct descendent of the Hatch family and talked about his early years in Marshfield. He thanked both the Hatch group and the Society for their efforts in preserving the Hatch Mill. His attendance was a bonus and gave us an additional historical perspective.                                         

A small raffle was conducted with the willing tickets AM1being drawn by “Vanna” Peterson and  “Vanna” Melcher under the expert guidance of President Dave Welch.

 

Click here to see a video of a working model of the mill.

 

 

 

 

News Items

 After many months of planning, designing and  submitting bids  we finally have two new signs! One at    the Marcia Thomas House and one at the  Old Winslow Schoolhouse. 

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;   janedavidson02050@gmail.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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