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Marshfield Historical Society.

2013,

   Our 100th Anniversary

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Our Annual Member Appreciation Party 

Come and Jingle as the Members Mingle

Marshfield Historical Society

Sunday, December 7, 2014 from 1-4 pm

at the Marcia Thomas House

Meet new Members!

Live Seasonal Music played on Marshfield’s own antique Randall Organ

See Festive holiday Decoration

Refreshments Served

with Special Guests:

Milton Bacheller, Expert Craftsman, Restorer of the Randall Organ

Thomas Bunting, renowned professional Church Organist

Come bid a very special “Bon Voyage” to the antique Estey Organ as it leaves for its “Internal Restoration”

 

Marshfield Historical Society Annual Meeting  

On Sunday, March 9th, the Marshfield Historical Society held its annual meeting at Haddad’s restaurant in Brant Rock. With an attendance of over 60 people, we had the best attendance in recent years. Thanks to all who were there! 

After the election and instillation of our new officers and Board of Directors, our guest speakers, archeologists Brian Jones, PhD, Ross Harper, PhD and Mary Harper, spoke about what they had found at the current airport excavation site relating to a previously unknown European/Pilgrim home site and archeological evidence of years of Native American activities. The fact that they were peppered with questions at the end of their presentations indicated the great interest to those present. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

Robin Mitchell and his wife Kathleen presented a restored chair with a caned seat to the Society in honor of Gil.  Caning was one of Gil’s interests after he retired and he was most generous in teaching others the craft, including Kathleen.

 

 

 

Throughout the program we were entertained by ’The Harper       and the Minstrel’, with Jay and Abby Michaels. Their music   features Celtic, Folk and Early Music dating back to the 12th century with period appropriate instruments. They were simply marvelous. 

 

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Collectable, limited-edition 100th anniversary ceramic Marshfield history mugs

MHS Mugs at $20 can be purchased by contacting Cindy Castro at cincastr@comcast.net

 

 

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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. 

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Our monthly Pro-Am lecture series will continue from October 2013 to May 2014. See our next newsletter for details. Our October topic will be archeology in concert with the Massachusetts Historical Society.

-       The first annual History Award was presented to Chelsea Crabbe, a Marshfield High graduating senior who plans to study history in college. This cash award and plaque was sponsored jointly by the Society and the Social Studies department of the high school.

-       The Board has unanimously approved the acceptance of a donation from Jennifer and Peter Angus of an estate-built octagonal gazebo.  During this summer this antique structure will to be relocated from theirMarshfield property to the rear of the parking area at the Marcia Thomas House on an existing concrete pad.

-       Contact Virginia Stewart at 781 834 4136 if you would permit the Society to copy old tape recordings in your possession which include coverage of local historical events.  She will also be happy to arrange for an oral history recording to document your recollection of your family history inMarshfield.

Hours of Operation

The museum is open the first Sunday of the month from 1-4 and by appointment. For the Spring/Summer/Fall, 2013 the dates are Jan 6,  Feb 3, Mar 3, Apr 7, May 5, June 2, July 7, Aug 4, Sept 1, Oct 5, Nov 3 and Dec 1.

 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 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.