Cohasset Historical Society

Cohasset Historical Society The Cohasset Historical Society
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Incorporated originally as an outgrowth of the Committee On Town History, the Cohasset Historical Society has been collecting, safeguarding and exhibiting artifacts relating to Cohasset's historic past since 1928. Headquartered at 106 S. Main St. in the town's original 1903 library, the Society operates two additional seasonal museums in the center of town. The ca. 1760 Bates Ship Chandlery houses our Maritime Museum and the 1810 Captain John Wilson House interprets life in Cohasset during the 1800s. Our society has a significant collection of clothing and textiles dating from the 1700’s throughout the mid 1900’s. The Society’s Helen Howes Vosoff collection of theatrical artifacts records the history of summer performing arts in Cohasset from its start in the 1800’s to its present day South Shore Music Circus.

Mission: The Cohasset Historical Society's mission is to collect, preserve, and present the history of Cohasset through acquisitions, exhibitions, research, events and programs on local and regional history.

Loved all the guesses! This is a motoring or driving hood used by women in the early 20th century. The use of automobile...
02/05/2020

Loved all the guesses!

This is a motoring or driving hood used by women in the early 20th century. The use of automobiles proliferated after the Ford Model T was introduced in 1908. It was the first car to be mass produced and made automobiles more affordable. A motoring hood was used to protect the wearer from dirt and debris while driving. This version of the motoring hood was made with silk and lace and featured isinglass to provide vision. It has two snaps in the back and long tails to wrap around the neck.

Curiosities From the Collection:Recognize this? Leave your best guess in the comments below and checkin tomorrow to disc...
02/04/2020

Curiosities From the Collection:

Recognize this? Leave your best guess in the comments below and checkin tomorrow to discover the answer!

Cohasset Historical Society
02/03/2020

Cohasset Historical Society

Cohasset Historical Society Celebrates Cohasset 250

Citizen Profile: Thomas Loney

In celebration of Black History Month the Cohasset Historical Society recognizes Thomas Loney. Mr. Loney was born a slave on a plantation in Virginia in 1833. With the outbreak of the Civil War in 1861 he ran away and joined the navy in the North. He served nearly 4 years in the navy where his integrity and truthfulness was so highly valued that "his sole testimony in court saved 12 colored men from hanging."

After the war he was brought to Cohasset by Loring Bates, a well known ship owner in town. He worked in Bates' stables for 8 years until he started his own pig farming business. Thomas Loney was known as a "substantial and respected citizen" of Cohasset and held minor town offices. He lived on Pleasant street with his wife Marion and owned a pew in one of the town churches.

In the photo below Mr. Loney sits in his "swill cart" that he used to pick up food scraps to feed to his pigs.

Cohasset Historical Society Celebrates Cohasset 250Citizen Profile: Thomas LoneyIn celebration of Black History Month th...
02/03/2020

Cohasset Historical Society Celebrates Cohasset 250

Citizen Profile: Thomas Loney

In celebration of Black History Month the Cohasset Historical Society recognizes Thomas Loney. Mr. Loney was born a slave on a plantation in Virginia in 1833. With the outbreak of the Civil War in 1861 he ran away and joined the navy in the North. He served nearly 4 years in the navy where his integrity and truthfulness was so highly valued that "his sole testimony in court saved 12 colored men from hanging."

After the war he was brought to Cohasset by Loring Bates, a well known ship owner in town. He worked in Bates' stables for 8 years until he started his own pig farming business. Thomas Loney was known as a "substantial and respected citizen" of Cohasset and held minor town offices. He lived on Pleasant street with his wife Marion and owned a pew in one of the town churches.

In the photo below Mr. Loney sits in his "swill cart" that he used to pick up food scraps to feed to his pigs.

The Cohasset Historical Society Celebrates Cohasset 250Does the Maritime Museum have a ghost? The Maritime Museum was or...
01/28/2020

The Cohasset Historical Society Celebrates Cohasset 250

Does the Maritime Museum have a ghost?

The Maritime Museum was originally a ship chandlery owned by the Bates family. Many visitors claim to have had paranormal experiences. It is thought that the last owner of the Bates Fishing business, John Bates, still resides in the building. Hans Holzer, a famous paranormal investigator, visited the building in 1964. Holzer would have been 100 years old yesterday.

The Cohasset Historical Society Celebrates Cohasset 250 Martin Luther King Jr. Day  Martin Luther King Jr. Day was first...
01/20/2020

The Cohasset Historical Society Celebrates Cohasset 250

Martin Luther King Jr. Day

Martin Luther King Jr. Day was first officially observed in 1986 with the purpose of honoring the life and work of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Born in Atlanta, Georgia on January 15, 1929, he became one of the most influential voices to speak out for nonviolent activism in the Civil Rights Movement.
He won many awards including a Nobel Peace Prize in 1964 and a Grammy in 1971 for his speech, " Why I Oppose The War In Vietnam".

This pamphlet is from an Interfaith Memorial Service held in Cohasset on April 7, 1968 when the town came together to celebrate and mourn Dr. King. Over 200 people attended the memorial where Reverend Roscoe E. Trueblood of First Parish Unitarian Church read excerpts from King's letter written from Birmingham jail.

Cohasset Historical Society Celebrates Cohasset 250Citizen Profile: Deacon Isaac Lincoln III Born on August 6, 1717 to I...
01/13/2020

Cohasset Historical Society Celebrates Cohasset 250

Citizen Profile: Deacon Isaac Lincoln III

Born on August 6, 1717 to Isaac Lincoln II and Sarah Cummings, Isaac Lincoln III would grow up to be called "Father of the Town". Lincoln was a major advocate for the separation of Cohasset from Hingham, petitioning for town rights for twenty years. Lincoln was also a devoted patriot. He acted as a representative for the town in the Correspondence Committee in 1774 and 1775. Upon his death on March 1, 1776 he had been a farmer, a Constable, a Selectman, a Town Clerk, a Deacon, and the First Moderator of Cohasset.

The image shows the Lincoln Homestead, originally built by Isaac Lincoln's grandfather, Mordecai Lincoln.
#cohasset #townhistory #localhistory #250

Sources:
The Genealogies of the Families of Cohasset Massachusetts by George Lyman Davenport and Elizabeth Osgood Davenport
The Narrative History of Cohasset by E. Victory Bigelow

Cohasset Historical Society Celebrates Cohasset 250When was the First Town Meeting?The first town meeting of the newly f...
01/06/2020

Cohasset Historical Society Celebrates Cohasset 250

When was the First Town Meeting?

The first town meeting of the newly formed Cohasset took place May 7, 1770. Deacon Isaac Lincoln was chosen to be the moderator.

A town meeting is a form of direct democracy where members of the community come together to legislate policy and budgets for local government. It is a popular form of government still used today, especially in New England. The moderator is an elected official and presides over meetings.

The photograph below was taken March 4, 1889 and shows Cohasset residents gathering in front of Town Hall in preparation for a meeting. #cohasset #history #townmeeting #localhistory #Cohasset250

The Cohasset Historical Society celebrates Cohasset 250Why is Cohasset so young?Cohasset is only 250 years old because i...
12/31/2019

The Cohasset Historical Society celebrates Cohasset 250

Why is Cohasset so young?

Cohasset is only 250 years old because it was originally part of Hingham.

This changed on January 17, 1770 at a Hingham Town Meeting when citizens voted to divide the town's Common Land in Conahasset, laying out shares of the uplands for qualified landowners.

The 2nd Precinct of Hingham was officially incorporated into a separate district by the name of Cohasset on
April 26, 1770 by the Act of the Great & General Court.

The map below shows "the manner of dividing the Common land January 17, 1769-70."

Please join the Cohasset Historical Society in celebrating the season at the Holiday Stroll December 7 from 5 p.m. - 8 p...
12/04/2019

Please join the Cohasset Historical Society in celebrating the season at the Holiday Stroll December 7 from 5 p.m. - 8 p.m. The 1810 Captain John Wilson House and the ca. 1754 Maritime Museum will be open and visitors are welcome to warm up and learn a bit about Cohasset history. Selections from our gift shop along with a variety of beautifully decorated tabletop trees will be for sale.

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Happening now until 4:00 — come see what your family treasures are worth!  Beechwood Meetinghouse! 51 Church Street — Co...
10/19/2019

Happening now until 4:00 — come see what your family treasures are worth! Beechwood Meetinghouse! 51 Church Street — Cohasset

Join the Cohasset Historical Society to discover what your vintage items and collectibles are worth at our Antiques Appr...
10/02/2019

Join the Cohasset Historical Society to discover what your vintage items and collectibles are worth at our Antiques Appraisal Weekend October 19-20.

We are getting ready!   Come by the Maritime building in the Village for craft beer and oysters!!  We will start pouring...
09/13/2019

We are getting ready! Come by the Maritime building in the Village for craft beer and oysters!! We will start pouring and shucking tomorrow at 4:00 — Make this the first stop of the evening!!

#untoldbrewery, #islandcreekoysters, #everybodywater, #cohassethistoricalsociety

Don't miss out!  Craft Beer and Oysters at our Maritime Museum in the Village 4:00 pm this Saturday!  $100 donation per ...
09/09/2019

Don't miss out! Craft Beer and Oysters at our Maritime Museum in the Village 4:00 pm this Saturday! $100 donation per person.

Reservations: 781-383-1434 or www.CohassetHistoricalSociety.org

In addition to entry to this unique fundraiser, your ticket entitles you to one free dessert at the Red Lion Inn or Atla...
08/13/2019

In addition to entry to this unique fundraiser, your ticket entitles you to one free dessert at the Red Lion Inn or Atlantica on the day of the event.

"When the Witches Came to Town" rescheduled.  Reminder:  admission is cash only, and reservations recommended: 781-383-1...
08/05/2019

"When the Witches Came to Town" rescheduled.

Reminder: admission is cash only, and reservations recommended: 781-383-1434

07/19/2019

**EVENT NOTICE**

Due to the broiling temperatures predicted for the weekend, we are cancelling the Eastwick Walk and we will reschedule for another day in August or September. Stay tuned!

07/17/2019

Limited Spots Available! RSVP today!

Join David Fresina and the Cohasset Historical Society on a walking tour this Sunday!
Award-winning documentarian David Fresina will guide a group, stopping at each filming location of the 1987 movie The Witches of Eastwick in downtown Cohasset. Fresina wrote and directed When the Witches Came to Town, a retrospective that details the experiences and memories Cohasset residents during the filming.

Admission is $10, cash only . There are only 40 spots available on the tour so please make reservations soon by calling the Cohasset Historical Society at 781-383-1434. Admission can be paid at the door or in advance at the Cohasset Historical Society at 106 South Main Street.

Please be mindful that this is a walking tour so seating will not be available. Sneakers or other appropriate footwear are suggested.

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The Cohasset 250th Anniversary Committee and the Cohasset Historical Society are happy to announce a forthcoming publica...
05/22/2019

The Cohasset 250th Anniversary Committee and the Cohasset Historical Society are happy to announce a forthcoming publication highlighting houses and structures in town dating from 1695 to 1870. Do you live in or own one of these gems? We are looking for early photographs, architectural records or other interesting information about these properties and their earlier owners. If you have something to share with us, please contact Lynne DeGiacomo at 781-383-1434 or [email protected].

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New Exhibit:  "Signs, Signs, everywhere a sign..."*The new exhibit at the Pratt Building includes 35 signs from the Soci...
04/22/2019

New Exhibit: "Signs, Signs, everywhere a sign..."*

The new exhibit at the Pratt Building includes 35 signs from the Society's collection, augmented by a few special signs graciously loaned solely for the exhibit. Many of the signs have been in the collection for decades, others are more recent acquisitions.

For many of us, the signs evoke memories of the Cohasset of our youth. For others, they represent places only known from stories or photographs.

Here are a few examples of what you’ll see when you visit the Pratt Building.

*From the song, Signs by Les Emmerson

04/18/2019

Upcoming Lecture
By William L. McKeen
April 24, 2019
Outlaw Journalist: The Life and Times of Hunter S. Thompson

Thompson was best known for his Rolling Stone articles in the 1970s, covering the campaigns of Nixon and McGovern, and his books, Hell's Angels and Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas.

Chair of the Department of Journalism, Boston University, McKeen also has written books about American popular culture that include Key West, Highway 61, California music of the 1960's and biographies of the Beatles, Bob Dylan and Tom Wolfe.

7:00 PM Light Refreshments
7:30 PM Lecture

Beechwood Meetinghouse and Museum
51 Church Street
Suggested Donation: $5.00

Upcoming events at the Cohasset Historical Society:
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Upcoming events at the Cohasset Historical Society:

The sweetest kind of sea glass for your sweetheart!  Sea glass candy is an old Cohasset tradition and sure to please the...
02/11/2019

The sweetest kind of sea glass for your sweetheart! Sea glass candy is an old Cohasset tradition and sure to please the pickiest of Valentines!

Come see all of our gift offerings at the Historical Society Headquarters: The Pratt Building, 106 South Main Street

(7810)383-1434

More Valentine gifts at the Historical Society!!   Come in and browse our selection of surprises for your Cohasset Sweet...
02/09/2019

More Valentine gifts at the Historical Society!! Come in and browse our selection of surprises for your Cohasset Sweetie. These cute assorted succulents in heart and wine containers are just some of what we have in store.

The Pratt Building, 106 South Main Street
(718)383-1434

Look no further!  We have the perfect gift for your Cohasset Valentine.  You know he or she would love a Minot Light mug...
02/06/2019

Look no further! We have the perfect gift for your Cohasset Valentine. You know he or she would love a Minot Light mug full of chocolates. Get some sweets for your sweetie in a mug adorned with the 143 "I love you" lighthouse. Come browse our gift shop for these and other heart warming gifts!

The Pratt Building, 106 South Main Street

Need a special surprise or a  housewarming gift for that Cohasset-lover on your list?  Come see us at our Pratt Building...
12/10/2018

Need a special surprise or a housewarming gift for that Cohasset-lover on your list?

Come see us at our Pratt Building Headquarters (106 South Main Street) We are open weekdays from 10:00 to 4:00!!

A collection of Cohasset's fire trucks, from oldest to newest, will be on display today at our Beechwood Meetinghouse an...
12/02/2018

A collection of Cohasset's fire trucks, from oldest to newest, will be on display today at our Beechwood Meetinghouse and Museum Open House from 1:00 to 4:00. There will be treats for young and old!!

On this "Giving Tuesday," please consider a donation to the Society. This year is our 90th Anniversary.  Since 1928 the ...
11/27/2018

On this "Giving Tuesday," please consider a donation to the Society. This year is our 90th Anniversary. Since 1928 the Cohasset Historical Society has gathered, restored, protected and shared a vast collection from Cohasset's past, including four historical buildings. We rely on the generosity of our members and friends to continue this work.

Follow the link below. Thank you.

http://www.cohassethistoricalsociety.org/donation-

Come visit the new Beechwood Meetinghouse and Museum during our Holiday Open House! We will have our gorgeously resorted...
11/26/2018

Come visit the new Beechwood Meetinghouse and Museum during our Holiday Open House! We will have our gorgeously resorted hand tub fire pumpers on display, as well as a 1950's Cohasset fire truck and the town's brand new engine. There will also be treats and give-aways for the kids!

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11/11/2018

Cohasset Master Plan

Get to Know Cohasset!

Happy Veterans Day to everyone!

At the intersection of Beechwood Street and Norman Todd Road, there is a very special park honoring part of Cohasset's history: Norman Todd Park. The people of Cohasset donated it in honor of Norman (Mac) MacIntosh Todd of Jerusalem Road in 1948. Mac was a Marine Lieutenant in World War II. He was among the first United States Marine units to enter the Japanese city of Nagasaki after the atomic bomb was dropped on August 9, 1945. Unfortunately for him and many others there was no curing the radiation poisoning that amassed from the exposure, and Mac passed away two years later from complications of his mission. His park still sits in the same place to this day (it turned 70 this year).

Thank you to all of Cohasset's Veterans!

Story and Photo of Norman Todd Park are from the Cohasset Veterans Memorial Committee's website: http://www.cohassetveteransmemorial.com/heros/21.html. Feel free to explore their hero page to learn more about the brave men and women that have sacrificed so much so that we all may enjoy the freedoms we do today.

At long-last, our hand tub pumpers have come home!  We unveiled them at our Annual Meeting, which we held at our new Bee...
10/30/2018

At long-last, our hand tub pumpers have come home! We unveiled them at our Annual Meeting, which we held at our new Beechwood Meetinghouse & Museum. It was a great night. We are hosting an open house on December 2 at the Beechwood Meetinghouse and everyone is welcome to come and see these beauties first hand. (Details to follow)

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10/12/2018

Cohasset Master Plan

Get To Know Cohasset:

The mackerel fishing fleet in Cohasset grew from six vessels in 1819 to almost forty vessels in 1836. As a result, Cohasset’s annual catch increased from 2,000 barrels to over 10,000 barrels by the 1840s to a peak of slightly over 22,000 barrels in 1851. Within the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, Cohasset was a mackerel powerhouse. By 1845 Cohasset was the fourth largest producer of mackerel surpassing Nantucket, Martha’s Vineyard, Duxbury, Scituate, and Hingham. In year 1851, there forty four vessels and over 550 men and boys employed in Cohasset’s mackerel business. Many of Cohasset’s famous historic families made their fortunes in the mackerel industry including: Bates (owners of the wharf and Salt House, plus second largest fleet), Stockbridge (largest fleet), and Tower, Lothrop, and Hall.

During the summer many of the residents of the town would take to their schooners, many of which were built in Cohasset, and sail “down east” to the Canadian Maritime Provinces. The mackerel industry was closely tied with the salt production industry. One of the largest reasons Cohasset needed to produce salt was for the storage of the immense amount of mackerel that needed to be salted on the vessels sailing from Cohasset Harbor.

The Olde Salt House, building and namesake, are actually relics of this era. Both it and the wharf it is constructed on were built by built by the Bates Family for the explicit purpose of supporting the mackerel industry. The Olde Salt House was originally a cooper’s shop where they built and stored barrels to hold the mackerel in brine. It got its name the Salt House during Cohasset salt production era when it was used to store and sell the salt from the Sandy Cove and Beach Island Salt works for the commercial mackerel fleet.

Source: Cohasset Historical Society and Narrative History of Cohasset by David Bigelow.
Please go visit the Historic Society on South Main Street for further information.

Mark your Calendars!
10/09/2018

Mark your Calendars!

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08/29/2018

Cohasset Master Plan

Get to know Coho!

~ Clarence Barron, the owner of Dow Jones & Company, owned a dairy farm in Cohasset in the 1890s. It was called Oaks Farm and Creamery. This 450 acre property on Sohier street encompassed the land where the current Deer Hill School, Joseph Osgood School, South Shore Music Circus, Turkey Hill Reservation, and much more are now located.

Mr. Barron was concerned with the state of public health in America, especially with children, and he believed that that milk from cows would help improve public health. Mr. Barron wanted his farm to have pristine barns, well-maintained cattle, and high quality milk. Mr. Barron hired Walter Kerr, one of the country's leading cattle farmers, to accomplish his goals. He maintained a herd of 200 heritage Jersey cows imported from the Isle of Jersey and 20 Ayrshire cows imported from Scotland. He specifically picked Jersey cows because of the high fat content, and superior quality of their milk. Mr. Barron is one of the major factors why so many children today drink milk.

If you want to know more about Mr. Barron go to the Cohasset Historical Society or check out there website.

Address

106 S Main St
Cohasset, MA
02025

Opening Hours

Monday 10:00 - 16:00
Tuesday 10:00 - 16:00
Wednesday 10:00 - 16:00
Thursday 10:00 - 16:00
Friday 10:00 - 16:00

Telephone

(781) 383-1434

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Join us today @1pm at the church on the common as we take you on a walking tour of the Cohasset locations used in the film The Witches Of Eastwick. https://www.facebook.com/events/555407394997388/?ti=icl
Join us for a WALKING TOUR of The Witches Of Eastwick film location sites in Cohasset. https://www.facebook.com/events/555407394997388/?ti=icl
Attention Property Owners ! ~ Long time Metal Detectorist looking for yards, old houses, farms, and other historically inhabited areas to check out with the metal detector, looking for old coins, relics, etc. Have you previously lost jewelry in your yard and you're certain its somewhere on the property ?, I can search for and possibly find it while there !, I collect and primarily seek out old US coins. I'll search out the area, fill in any holes, and lay out and present all of the finds once done for the property owner to check out, and we can determine what we/they want to do with the items, I'll buy out any coins that I happen to be interested in !. I drive through Cohasset, Norwell and back and forth end to end down 228 on a daily basis, and am constantly wondering what might be buried in the yards surrounding all those houses that are mostly all from the early 1700's to early 1900's, So lets find out ! Shoot me an email at [email protected] ~ For those concerned about the condition of the lawn, we can wait until the fall to come check the area as well, so that by the time the grass begins to come back up, there will be no signs of any previous digging !
Fun adventure.
**Help Support the Sailors' Snug Harbor Cemetery Memorial Campaign** @SSHMarinersGenealogy The Descendants of Sailors’ Snug Harbor Mariners have been reaching out to Historical and Genealogical Societies, Museums, Military Veterans Groups, and Concerned Citizens, to invite them to join a Letters of Support Campaign to support their efforts to gain access to the old Sailors’ Snug Harbor Cemetery on Staten Island, in New York City, to honor their Ancestors and all of the 6,500 Merchant and Naval Mariners interred there (1834-1976), by installing a Memorial Monument (Obelisk) and holding an annual Memorial Service. Some of the Mariners were famous Sea Captains and some sailed on famous Merchant and Naval ships dating back to the American Revolution. Many were just average seamen whom sailed and endured for many years on the sea under arduous conditions. The Mariners were from many areas of the United States, Canada, and foreign countries. https://www.findagrave.com/cemetery/2244490/sailors-snug-harbor-cemetery Sadly, the Sailors' Snug Harbor Cemetery is devoid of gravestones or markers, except for 15 remaining gravestones. The Cemetery is closed and not open to the public. The Board of Trustees of Sailors' Snug Harbor have rejected the Descendants' requests to access the SSH Cemetery to honor their Ancestors. https://nypost.com/2018/12/29/caretakers-shoot-down-plans-for-monument-for-fallen-sailors/ The Descendants are collecting Letters of Support to persuade the Trustees of Sailors’ Snug Harbor to change their decision. You can help support the Descendants by writing a Letter of Support using the Support Letter Writing Instructions at the following link: https://drive.google.com/open?id=1sZv5VFLNWw0HA-pW2i33RhbgVFQ6oExx Sailors’ Snug Harbor has a very interesting history. It was one of the first large scale retirement facilities in the United States and the first established for Merchant Mariners. It was founded by the Randall family whom were New York City Merchant Sea Captains and Privateers during the French Indian War and Patriots during the Revolutionary War. Alexander Hamilton was a friend of the Randall family and their Attorney. He helped draft the Robert Richard Randall Will in 1801 to create the SSH Trust which funded the SSH Retirement Home. During its 140+ years of operation (1833-1976) approximately 16,000 Mariners resided there. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sailors%27_Snug_Harbor
Upcoming Lecture By William L. McKeen April 24, 2019 Outlaw Journalist: The Life and Times of Hunter S. Thompson Thompson was best known for his Rolling Stone articles in the 1970s, covering the campaigns of Nixon and McGovern, and his books, Hell's Angels and Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas. Chair of the Department of Journalism, Boston University, McKeen also has written books about American popular culture that include Key West, Highway 61, California music of the 1960's and biographies of the Beatles, Bob Dylan and Tom Wolfe. 7:00 PM Light Refreshments 7:30 PM Lecture Beechwood Meetinghouse and Museum 51 Church Street Suggested Donation: $5.00
Please head over to the official Cohasset 250 page to view over one hundred vintage photos from the 1970 Cohasset Bicentennial Parade!! We are more than halfway to our initial goal of 1000 likes for the page, so please "like" us if you have not done so already. Thanks! https://www.facebook.com/Cohasset250/
The Cohasset Chamber of Commerce is Proud to Present; The Cohasset Village Holiday Stroll! Saturday, December 8th 4-7pm Join us for an evening of merriment! Watch Santa arrive on a firetruck and take a holiday Hayride through Cohasset Village! Featuring extended hours ,merchant open houses, sips and savers, carolers , live music and more surprises!
The Cohasset Historical Society recently acquired the Beechwood Congregational Church, which has been renamed The Beechwood Meetinghouse and Museum, which will serve as a multi-purpose facility. In addition to its availability as a rental venue for lectures, concerts, weddings and group functions, the facility will also have space dedicated to the permanent display of two antique fire fighting handtub pumpers, a collection of fire and police artifacts and memorabilia, as well as exhibits chronicling the rich history of the Beechwood community. The Historical Society also has a collection of various old tools, farming equipment, desks, and other furniture, much of which the they would like to display, yet much of it is in need of repair/restoration. Does anyone know of a person that performs restoration services to old furniture and related items like this? The Society is looking for someone to help restore these items so that they are display-worthy to the public. With Cohasset’s 250th birthday celebration quickly approaching in 2020, and with the Museum expected to be a main attraction during this celebration, the goal is to find someone to begin this project as soon as possible. Please contact me if you happen to know of someone that might be able to perform these services for the Cohasset Historical Society. Thank you very much for your time. Steve Sinopoli [email protected]
Hingham House Tour video. For our neighbors from Cohasset who love historical home tour days https://www.facebook.com/HinghamHistoricalSociety/