Welcome to the
Marshfield Historical Society

    Check out our  Program Line-up for 2016-2017 under Coming Events

 In keeping with the Mission of the Marshfield Historical Society to educate the public and Society members about local history, the Board has approved the following events through the spring of 2017.

We have two interesting events planned for this month, as well as our usual first Sunday opening (January 8th due to the holiday) of the Marcia Thomas House Museum.

 On Sunday, January 15th at 1:30pm at the Marcia Thomas House lecture room our curator Dottie Melcher will give a Pro-Am lecture titled “What the Society’s Ford Collection Means to Local Historians.”

 On Tuesday, January 24th at 7pm at the Marcia Thomas House lecture room local historian Bob Jackman presents the first of his series of four lectures “The Ten Most Significant Maps of Colonial New England.” A suggested donation of $5 for this event would be greatly appreciated!

* 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.

Check out Robin Mitchell’s wonderful book “Yesterday’s Marshfield”, a pictorial journey as viewed through the photographers’ lens. Click here to visit Store.


 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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