Braintree Historical Society

Braintree Historical Society We hold and preserve Braintree's continuing heritage. The Historical Soceity and Mary Bean Cunningham Rescource Center is open: Thursdays 9:30am to 12:30pm and Saturdays 12:00pm to 4:00pm.
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Also available by appointment!

Operating as usual

Exploring the Barn's loft.  Not a ride for those afraid of heights!🚲
10/17/2020

Exploring the Barn's loft. Not a ride for those afraid of heights!🚲

Tour the areas cemeteries in our library!
10/17/2020

Tour the areas cemeteries in our library!

All aboard for some railroad history! 🚂
10/10/2020

All aboard for some railroad history! 🚂

Today we opened up the business and industry files for a look back. 😊
10/03/2020

Today we opened up the business and industry files for a look back. 😊

Beautiful day outside and the Braintree Beer Garden is open!  We are here too, so stop by and visit our library and exhi...
10/03/2020

Beautiful day outside and the Braintree Beer Garden is open! We are here too, so stop by and visit our library and exhibits. 😊

https://www.facebook.com/289275698328794/posts/720594828530210/

Gorgeous fall day for sweatshirts, friends, great brews and a tasty menu from The Chubby Chickpea Truck. See you soon?

Today's dive into the file cabinets...Braintree History.  There are several files of major weather events including phot...
09/26/2020

Today's dive into the file cabinets...Braintree History. There are several files of major weather events including photos from the Blizzard of 1978.

Another beautiful day for a beer garden!  🌞  We are here too, so stop by and check out our exhibits or do some research....
09/26/2020

Another beautiful day for a beer garden! 🌞
We are here too, so stop by and check out our exhibits or do some research. 📖🗞📄

Ever wonder what your neighborhood used to look like? Here's a peek at the Liberty St. file.
09/12/2020

Ever wonder what your neighborhood used to look like? Here's a peek at the Liberty St. file.

Our dolls are enjoying the views of the Beer Garden.  😊
09/12/2020

Our dolls are enjoying the views of the Beer Garden. 😊

Check out today's menu at the Braintree Beer Garden!
09/12/2020

Check out today's menu at the Braintree Beer Garden!

Beautiful day for a Beer Garden.  :)Historical Society is open, so come and browse our exhibits or stop by to do some re...
09/12/2020

Beautiful day for a Beer Garden. :)

Historical Society is open, so come and browse our exhibits or stop by to do some research.

The Barn doors are open to the Beer Garden.  🍻🎶
09/05/2020

The Barn doors are open to the Beer Garden. 🍻🎶

09/05/2020

Hours Update for Phase 3

Due to volunteer staffing constraints, we will only be open on:

Thursdays: 9:30am - 12:30pm

Saturdays: Noon - 4pm

We hope to resume Wednesday hours in phase 4.

Local honey available! 🍯😄🍯
09/05/2020

Local honey available! 🍯😄🍯

We are open for limited visitors during the Beer Garden.  Come stop in for a visit to see our exhibits!  We have a copy ...
09/05/2020

We are open for limited visitors during the Beer Garden. Come stop in for a visit to see our exhibits! We have a copy of working draft of the Declaration of Independence.

09/05/2020
Braintree Beer Garden

The Braintree Beer Garden is a go for today from Noon-5pm!

Check out their menu for today as well as their safety requirements on their page:

https://m.facebook.com/BraintreeBeerGarden/

Every Saturday from 12-5pm, beginning August 22nd and running through October 31st, we are delighted to bring to you the Braintree Beer Garden!

08/29/2020

Due to rain, the beer garden is cancelled today. ☔

08/26/2020

The Society will be closed today. We apologize for the short notice.

08/22/2020
Braintree Beer Garden

The Braintree Beer Garden is set up and open for guests!

Noon - 5pm every Saturday through October on the Braintree Historical Society grounds.

Please see https://www.facebook.com/BraintreeBeerGarden/ for regulations and more information on food and drinks.

Every Saturday from 12-5pm, beginning August 22nd and running through October 31st, we are delighted to bring to you the Braintree Beer Garden!

08/19/2020

The Society will be closed today. We apologize for the short notice.

Check out our exhibit to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the 19th amendment.
08/15/2020

Check out our exhibit to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the 19th amendment.

Preview of our next exhibit.
08/08/2020

Preview of our next exhibit.

Check out our hours:
08/01/2020

Check out our hours:

Step back in time.
08/01/2020

Step back in time.

This 1886 cookbook has some great salad recipes...perfect for planning your menu during a heat wave.  Stay cool everyone...
07/25/2020

This 1886 cookbook has some great salad recipes...perfect for planning your menu during a heat wave. Stay cool everyone!

We are happy to announce that we will be adding more open hours to our schedule:Saturday: Noon-4pmWednesday: 9:30am-12:3...
07/25/2020

We are happy to announce that we will be adding more open hours to our schedule:

Saturday: Noon-4pm
Wednesday: 9:30am-12:30

And starting this week:

Thursday: 9:30am-12:30

Check out our exhibit honoring Gail M. O'Sullivan Dwyer...first female cadet from Braintree to graduate from West Point.
07/18/2020

Check out our exhibit honoring Gail M. O'Sullivan Dwyer...first female cadet from Braintree to graduate from West Point.

We are pleased to announce that we have reopened.  We can accommodate a maximum of eight visitors and have reorganized o...
07/15/2020

We are pleased to announce that we have reopened. We can accommodate a maximum of eight visitors and have reorganized our seating to allow for social distancing.

Please visit our website https://www.braintree-historical.org/
for full information including hours and guidelines.

Due to an abundance of caution, the Braintree Historical Society will be closed to visitors and volunteers this week and...
03/17/2020

Due to an abundance of caution, the Braintree Historical Society will be closed to visitors and volunteers this week and the next week. As a non-essential business, it is important for the Society to do its part in limiting opportunities for the spread of the coronavirus.

The Society will evaluate the status of the pandemic and state and Federal guidelines at the end of this two-week period and remain closed or open accordingly.

The Braintree Historical Society thanks you for your support and understanding.

Check out the great online resources available through the Thayer Public Library website!  😊http://www.thayerpubliclibra...
03/14/2020
Databases Alphabetical

Check out the great online resources available through the Thayer Public Library website! 😊

http://www.thayerpubliclibrary.org/Databases-alphabetical/

Alphabetical list of Databases Academic OneFile From Home or the Library This comprehensive periodical resource contains full-text peer-reviewed content for over 10,000 manually indexed journals and reference works covering all subjects, including the full-text of The New York Times back to 1995 and...

As of now, the Braintree Historical Society will be open regular business hours.  😊  Any changes will be posted on our w...
03/14/2020
Braintree Historical Society - Home

As of now, the Braintree Historical Society will be open regular business hours. 😊 Any changes will be posted on our website and our social media sites.

https://www.braintree-historical.org/

As we indicated in the Society’s June Newsletter, the Gallivan House, the brick NeoGeorgian home directly across the street from the Town Green, was purchased by Braintree Historical Society in 2005 to join the General Sylvanus Thayer Birthplace, the Asa French House and the Barn and Resource Cent...

03/10/2020

Tomorrow's membership meeting has been cancelled.

The Historical Society takes a leap into the 21st century with a new Epson All-in-One Printer, a donation from The Dhimi...
03/07/2020

The Historical Society takes a leap into the 21st century with a new Epson All-in-One Printer, a donation from The Dhimitri family.

Please join us at our March 11th Membership Meeting!
03/03/2020

Please join us at our March 11th Membership Meeting!

Address

31 Tenney Rd
Braintree, MA
02184

MBTA Red Line to Braintree Station MBTA Commuter Rail (Old Colony Line) to Braintree Station MBTA Bus #230 to Washington Street and Central Avenue

Opening Hours

Thursday 09:30 - 12:30
Saturday 12:00 - 16:00

Telephone

(781) 848-1640

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I have just come across some "scribblings" by my mother who sadly died 27 years ago, but she mentions being evacuated from London to Braintree, near Witham, Essex and staying with Mr and Mrs Edwards and their daughter Betty who was a similar age to her. Mum was born in 1925 and her name was Irene Thorn. She stayed in the area for 18 months and returned to London when she was 14 1/2. She mentions that the family were very kind to her and particularly remembers Mrs Edwards beautifully light apple sponge pudding! Does anyone know who this family is?
Hello Braintree residents! I am looking for some help. I have dated my ancestors to Braintree.. Captain Richard Brackett. Lived in Braintree from about 1642 until his death in 1690. I know he was ordained Deacon of the church in Braintree. Any historical info, pictures, comments welcomed. Feel free to send me a message privately! Anything helps! Thank you very much
Hi. This group was recently set up to share stories, histories and photos of Braintree, UK and Braintree, US. We've since grown in membership. It would be great to see more members from the US. Feel free to join
Collecting bodies for our clothing collection @ Sears in Hanover !
Greetings from the Jewelry City Steampunk Festival in Attleboro, MA. Our festival is a day-long celebration of the industrial history of our city with a little steampunk flair! This year we have partnered with Nancy Young's The Women At Work Museum and we are seeking woman to speak to our guests about the unique contribution to industrialization in our past, present, and speak on themes to inspire the leaders of tomorrow. Do you have a story to tell? We want to hear from you! Please contact us via Facebook, or email: [email protected] We look forward to hearing from you!
🌸 MARTIN HOUSE FARM OPENS IN ONE MONTH 🎼 Case High School drama department will be performing 3 short shows on the hour, starting at 1:30. 🎭 Historic house tours will be Sundays 1-4 pm. July 7 through September. 🥁 New this year, many craft workshops and demonstrations. Schedule to follow! Woo hoo! Hope to see you soon!
Want to experience the real meaning of Memorial Day in the oldest church building in Braintree? Join us this Sunday.
This is your personal invitation to join us this Sunday at 10:30 AM for Congregational Worship as we celebrate our 189th Palm Sunday worship service here at South Cong. You don't have to travel far to get Old Time Religion!
At the Braintree Community Arts Center this Tuesday 3:30-5:00PM for Kids in Grades K-3rd is a workshop presented by Historic New England, an educational and fun after-school program. Kids will discover history through fun, games, and crafts related to life in New England over the past 350 years, The cost is $10 per. Advance registration required you can do so online at https://unipaygold.unibank.com/transactioninfo.aspx… or by emailing center directly at [email protected]
Looking for that Christmas Spirit? Join us in the oldest continuously used religious edifice in Braintree on December 2nd at 2:30 PM!
Here is the picture I spoke to Bob Harris about on the phone on Nov. 20th. This is a tin type picture from the late 1800's or early 1900's. Looks like it was cut from a larger picture or just from a piece of tin. Can anyone put a value on this picture.