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Marshfield Historical Society’s Annual Meeting 

Save the Date, March 11, 2018

Marshfield Historical Society to Hold Its Annual Meeting at Haddad’s with John Galluzzo
This year’s Annual Meeting of Members of the Marshfield Historical Society will be held at Haddad’s Ocean Café in Brant Rock on Sunday, March 11, 2018 at 1pm. For a donation to cover costs ($25/member, $29/non-member), there will be a buffet dinner and lecture (featuring noted author and local historian John Galluzzo) following the meeting. Attendance at the dinner and lecture is optional.
We are nearing the 100th anniversary of the First World War. John Galluzzo will speak about this relatively short 1 ½-year war almost lost to history, but which clearly affected the people of Marshfield and the South Shore. This European conflict brought hardship and rationing to New England beyond demanding thousands of young men to risk death in the trenches. Poor communication from across the Atlantic resulted in late notification of the status of local soldiers. To make this period even worse 1917-1918 had one of the most severe winters recorded to date in the region.
Contact Gloria for more information and to make reservations 781 837 3066. Make out your check to the “Marshfield Historical Society – Annual Meeting” and mail it to P.O. Box 1244, Marshfield, MA 02050 to arrive before Wednesday, March 7th. Those with reservations can also pay for membership dues and dinner tickets at the door.

Altogether, you’ll find John Galluzzo’ s name on more than forty-five books, mostly on the local history of the towns south of Boston, Massachusetts. For ten years John designed and led nature tours for Mass Audubon, both locally in Marshfield and to various destinations in the northeast and as far afield as Colorado and Montana. He now works at the South Shore YMCA Association and contributes regularly to South Shore Living and other magazines and has kept a weekly column in his hometown newspaper for nineteen years.

He is also the former Executive Director of the United States Life-Saving Service Heritage Association and editor of their magazine, Wreck & Rescue Journal, serves as the Secretary for the Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuary Advisory Council, and as the Awards Committee Chairman for the Foundation for Coast Guard History. John lives in Hanover, Massachusetts with his wife Michelle and their sons, Anthony and Benjamin.

   Financial help is needed in securing Marshfield-related artifacts as they become available. Please check out our Collections Acquisitions Fund under Collections above.

* 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 archivesClick here for directions to the Marcia Thomas House.

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 2018

The museum and archives are open the first Sunday of the month from 1pm-4pm and by appointment. For 2017 the date is Dec 3rd,  for 2018 the dates are: Jan 7th, Feb 4th, Mar 4th, Apr 1st, May 6th, Jun 3rd, Jul 1st, Aug 5th, Sept 2nd, Oct 7th, Nov 4th, Dec 2nd.  

Membership Renewal:  Send your 2018 membership check dues to: MHS, PO Box 1244, Marshfield, MA 02050. There is a Membership Application under the Home/Become a Member 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; tdavidson02050@gmail.com for more information.                                          

Meetings of the Board of Directors are generally held the 2nd Tuesday of each month at 7:00PM, at the Marcia Thomas House. For 2018 the dates are Jan 9th,  Feb 13th, Mar 13th, Apr 10th, May 8th, Jun 12th……


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