Charlestown Historical Society

Charlestown Historical Society The object of the organization is the gathering and recording of the history of Charlestown and of individuals and families associated with the town...
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The Charlestown Historical Society is located at 43 Monument Sq in the top floor of the BunkerHill Museum. The society promotes the history of Charlestown with programs and exhibits. A variety of programs and projects are available for all ages.

Mission: The object of the organization shall be the gathering and recording of the history of Charlestown and of individuals and families associated with the town; to collect and preserve historical artifacts and relics; and to found and maintain a museum where such collection shall be maintained and exhibited.

09/07/2020
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Found in Charlestown: a "spike shot" cannonball. It's small but powerful – believed to have taken part in some serious damage during the Battle of Bunker Hill.

City of Boston Archaeology Program | #BostonUncovered | Boston.gov/boston-uncovered

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Here’s a great opportunity to learn about Boston as depicted in Hollywood—next Thursday, July 9th. Included is Chuck Hog...
06/30/2020
Welcome! You are invited to join a webinar: Boston in Film: From Eddie Coyle to Manchester by the Sea. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email about joining the webinar.

Here’s a great opportunity to learn about Boston as depicted in Hollywood—next Thursday, July 9th. Included is Chuck Hogan, author of Prince I’d Thieves, the book on which Ben Affleck’s The Town is based.
Registration info is below. ⬇️⬇️

https://masshist.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_cfVStNsSSoi0eKNQAG94qg

The 1973 film The Friends of Eddie Coyle was not a box office smash but it became a cult classic and was particularly popular among film makers and film critics. The movie may have been the first to depict Boston as a working class and violent city but it certainly was not the last. With Academy awa...

06/21/2020

Happy Fathers Day Townie Dads!
Share a Charlestown Fathers Day memory or (even better) photo of you and your Dad on Fathers Day!

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06/17/2020

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Since 1786...Happy “Parade” Day!🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸
06/14/2020

Since 1786...
Happy “Parade” Day!
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06/13/2020
Going live in a few minutes with Nancy to read the final chapter! Tune in!
06/13/2020

Going live in a few minutes with Nancy to read the final chapter! Tune in!

06/12/2020
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Rain rain go away! We need to do our Annual Meeting and Dr. Warren birthday toast today! 🇺🇸
06/11/2020

Rain rain go away! We need to do our Annual Meeting and Dr. Warren birthday toast today! 🇺🇸

06/11/2020
Annual Meeting and 279th birthday toast to Dr. Joseph Warren at our Annual Meeting tonight at 6 pm via Zoom! Join us:Joi...
06/11/2020

Annual Meeting and 279th birthday toast to Dr. Joseph Warren at our Annual Meeting tonight at 6 pm via Zoom!

Join us:
Join Zoom Meeting
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/5266616180

Meeting ID: 526 661 6180
Password:1775

We will also be joined by author of Founding Martyr: The Life and Death of Dr. Joseph Warren, the American Revolution’s Lost Hero—Christian Di Spigna!

Charlestown Historical Society's cover photo
06/11/2020

Charlestown Historical Society's cover photo

06/10/2020
Five minutes to Robert Powers LIVE right here! Chapter 10 of Bunker Hill! 🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸
06/10/2020

Five minutes to Robert Powers LIVE right here! Chapter 10 of Bunker Hill! 🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸

06/09/2020
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Robert Powers will read chapter 8 of Bunker Hill LIVE at 6 pm right here! 🇺🇸
Edward Callahan will read chapter 9 tomorrow night at 6 pm! 🇺🇸

Don’t forget—our Annual Meeting is Thursday, June 11th at 6 pm on Zoom!
It’s Dr. Joseph Warren’s birthday—279th—and we will be joined by Christian DiSpigna, author of Founding Martyr.

This flag was flown at the dedication of our Bunker Hill Monument in June 17, 1843. It was acquired by our friends at th...
06/08/2020

This flag was flown at the dedication of our Bunker Hill Monument in June 17, 1843. It was acquired by our friends at the @charlestownpreservationsociety and has been lovingly cared for by our friends at the @tcb_boston for decades. It will be back at the Monument this Bunker Hill Day and hopefully 🤞🏻🤞🏻housed at the Bunker Hill Lodge if the @nationalparkservice is open. We are really excited to bring this flag home to the Monument! 🇺🇸 #bunkerhillmonument #bunkerhill #americanrevolution #patriots

06/07/2020
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06/04/2020
Thank you to CHS Board Member Nancy Johnsen for reading Chapter Three of Bunker Hill last night. Join us for Chapter Fou...
06/04/2020

Thank you to CHS Board Member Nancy Johnsen for reading Chapter Three of Bunker Hill last night. Join us for Chapter Four with Julie Hall at 6 pm tonight and Friday at 6 pm with Board Member Bobby Powers—you don’t want to miss that!

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43 Monument Sq
Charlestown, MA
02129

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Where are you when Charleston needs you to help save our statues and history?
Hi, who is the chairman of the society please ?
Early post card of the Charlestown Bridge. Circa 1901
Easter 1946 from a Kodachrome Slide Taken at the top of Albion Pl.a dead-end St. It' s me, Jack King in the rear my Aunt Dorothy Rogers in the front left to right Marie Dowd Armory St. the rest Albion Pl. Ann Cahill, Ruthie King, Ruthie Hurley, and Shirley McManus.
I wonder if there are any photos of the interior of the Thompson Square Theatre, the "Hippy"? I have a couple of exterior photos, but nothing inside.
I am trying to find photographs of the long gone Boston and Maine Railroad Potato House that was located between Austin and Mason Streets. Myemail to [email protected] bounced. I have checked with the B&M Historical Society. It does not have any ground views. Thank you. Jack Dziadul, Sanford, NC
Three buildings later and the marker still remains at 44 High Street.
Here is a list of some of the many watering holes that once dotted our square mile. Most were gone before my time. However I imbibed in the Horseshoe Tavern and the Front Page before it was purchased by the 99.
How do we join?
My dad, John Oliver Herman, was born at 60 Soley Street on July 20, 1920, "in the shadow of the Bunker Hill Monument," as he always said. He died in 1970, but I am looking forward to celebrating his centennial next year, so will be checking in to add to the fun.
Looking for ancestors and wanted to visit, but couldn't find out when you were open?