Marshfield Historical Society –2017 Line-up of 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.

Sunday, November 20th at 1:30 PM Radio Pioneer Reginald Fessenden’s Breakthrough in Marshfield Pro-Am lecture* presented by Ed Perry, Owner WATD Radio; Venue: Marcia Thomas House lecture room.

Sunday December 11th at 1:30 PM Members Appreciation Holiday Party including wine and cheese, snacks and beverages; Venue: Marcia Thomas House lecture room and museum. No charge for members.

Sunday, January 15th 2017 at 1:30 PM What the Ford Collection Means to Local Historians Pro-Am lecture* presented by Dottie Melcher, Curator MHS; Venue: Marcia Thomas House lecture room and museum.

Tuesday, January 24th at 7:00 PM The Ten Most Significant Maps of Colonial New England presented by Bob Jackman, local historian (first of a series of four); Venue: Marcia Thomas House lecture room. Suggested donation $5 per person.

Sunday, February 19th at 1:30 PM  A Lecture on Pilgrim Edward Winslow, Separatist and Entrepreneur, given by Regina Porter and Tim Davidson. Click here for more details.

Tuesday, February 28th at 7:00 PM Marshfield’s Coastal Changes in the Last 6,000 Years presented by Bob Jackman, local historian (second of a series of four); Venue: Marcia Thomas House lecture room. Suggested donation $5 per person.

Sunday, March 26th at 1:00 PM Annual Meeting and Dinner. Lecture is Marshfield’s Lifesaving Station presented by Victoria Stevens, Curator & Acting Director Hull Lifesaving Museum; Venue: Haddad’s Ocean Café second floor function room. Suggested donation TBD.

Tuesday, March 28th at 7:00 PM Packet Boats Conducting Trade on the North River presented by Bob Jackman, local historian (third of a series of four); Venue: Marcia Thomas House lecture room. Suggested donation $5 per person.

Sunday, April 16th at 1:30 PM Pro-Am lecture* To Be Determined (TBD)

Wednesday, April 26th at 7:00 PM Harvesting Flax and Processing It into Linen garments in Colonial Marshfield presented by Bob Jackman, local historian (last of a series of four); Venue: Marcia Thomas House lecture room. Suggested donation $5 per person.

Sunday, May 25th at 1:30 Pro Am lecture* TBD

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* 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.

 

Now Remember to Re-up your membership to enjoy lower fees and to support the mission of the Marshfield Historical Society.  Call Jane Davidson (781-801-0392) for information.