Pembroke Historical Society

Pembroke Historical Society Volunteers who have a shared interest in the rich history of Pembroke MA. We work to maintain the 4 historic sites to share with the public.

Pembroke Historical Society
07/08/2019

Pembroke Historical Society

Amazing day lillies at ADAH HALL HOUSE 🌞 photo credit to Kyle Harney
07/07/2019

Amazing day lillies at ADAH HALL HOUSE 🌞 photo credit to Kyle Harney

Just saw this gem from yesterday Boston Globe
06/07/2019

Just saw this gem from yesterday Boston Globe

This is always a great breakfast πŸ˜€ East PEMBROKE on Taylor street
06/04/2019

This is always a great breakfast πŸ˜€ East PEMBROKE on Taylor street

PHS welcomed it's newly restored shave horse back to the museum. Huge thanks to PHS BOD member, Lee McColgan for restori...
06/04/2019

PHS welcomed it's newly restored shave horse back to the museum. Huge thanks to PHS BOD member, Lee McColgan for restoring it after many years in storage. Lee then built an exact replica for display usage. We cannot wait to share at our next gathering πŸ˜€ see you in the Fall @ Pembroke Historical Society

PHS welcomed it's newly restored shave horse back to the museum. Huge thanks to PHS BOD member, Lee McColgan for restori...
06/04/2019

PHS welcomed it's newly restored shave horse back to the museum. Huge thanks to PHS BOD member, Lee McColgan for restoring it after many years in storage. Lee then built an exact replica for display usage. We cannot wait to share at our next gathering πŸ˜€ see you in the Fall @ Pembroke Historical Society

some great pictures from Day 2 of 43rd Colonial Days Third grade program πŸ˜ƒ A terrific day with the students from Hobo...
05/29/2019

some great pictures from Day 2 of 43rd Colonial Days Third grade program πŸ˜ƒ A terrific day with the students from Hobomock Elementary

MOBTOWN MASSACRE by Josh Cutler πŸ˜ƒ A terrific afternoon discovering how the town of Hanson got it's name. Josh very ge...
05/19/2019

MOBTOWN MASSACRE by Josh Cutler πŸ˜ƒ A terrific afternoon discovering how the town of Hanson got it's name. Josh very generously donated some signed copies of his book. They are available to purchase at the Pembroke Historical Society museum building.

Getting our letters back πŸ˜ƒ
05/15/2019

Getting our letters back πŸ˜ƒ

05/02/2019

It is with a heavy heart that The Historical Society has to announce that the CANCELLATION of 43rd Grand Ol Fish Fry this year! Mother Nature just was not cooperating this year. I would like to thank the incredible group of volunteers who have spent hours planning our day. None of this could have been done without their enthusiasm, hard work and belief in our mission. I would also like to thank our corporate sponsors who step up year after year with financial and β€œin kind” donations. These local companies understand the meaning of β€œcommunity” and PHS appreciates their dedication. I would like to extend a very special Thank you to the town of Pembroke and to every department, particularly these last two day when parking became an issue. I was blown away by how people in town departments came to our aid when I reached out. A big shout out of Thanks to the following: Pembroke Board of Selectmen and Sabrina Chilcott, Conservation Commission and Rachel Keller, Recreation Department, Mark Amorello the Fisheries Superitendent, The DPW, Chief Wall and the Pembroke Police Department and The Council of Aging.

If you bought a duck for one of the pre-sold duck races, we will be picking the winner on Sunday. Our ducks are going swimming in an old fashioned tub. A blindfolded volunteer will pick out the winning duck. Winners will be notified by phone.

Next year on the first Sunday in May 2020 we’ll be having the 44th Grand Ol Fish Fry. THANK YOU PEMBROKE!!!

05/01/2019

The weather is throwing a big curve ball into Fish Fry parking plans but we are so very grateful for the support and assistance from the Town πŸ‘ today in particular, The Council on Aging, The Police Department and The DPW. It definitely takes a village sometimes πŸ˜€

A HUGE THANK YOU to 2019 Corporate Sponsors of the 43rd Grand Ol Fish Fry! We appreciate your continued support of our m...
05/01/2019

A HUGE THANK YOU to 2019 Corporate Sponsors of the 43rd Grand Ol Fish Fry! We appreciate your continued support of our mission. We encourage everyone to visit these local businesses

05/01/2019

IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT REGARDING FISH FRY PARKING!
Due to the wet weather this week, parking across the street at the air strip WILL NOT BE AVAILABLE.
Thanks to Generosity of Council on Aging, We have arranged for transportation from Town Hall to the Herring Run. Please park at town hall and in community center parking...vans can be picked up at town hall entrance in parking lot between 11-3. Weather is looking good for Sunday. WE'LL SEE YOU AT THE FISH FRY

A great gathering to learn more about the North and South River Watershed Association and our home town area history
04/28/2019

A great gathering to learn more about the North and South River Watershed Association and our home town area history

HAPPY 150TH ANNIVERSARY to the North Pembroke Post Office πŸ˜€ Postmaster Ann Petruzzelli presented The Pembroke Histori...
04/26/2019

HAPPY 150TH ANNIVERSARY to the North Pembroke Post Office πŸ˜€ Postmaster Ann Petruzzelli presented The Pembroke Historical Society with a framed copy of the commemorative post stamp and drawing of the post office. Pictured also are post office employees Michelle Dwyer and Lynn McKay. Huge thank you to PHS Research Director, Miles Prescott who helped research the history of the building. @pembrokehistoricalsociety @ Pembroke, Massachusetts

The photographers are out getting their shots of the resident fox family at The Friends Quaker Meeting House πŸ˜€πŸ¦Šβ€...
04/24/2019

The photographers are out getting their shots of the resident fox family at The Friends Quaker Meeting House πŸ˜€πŸ¦Šβ€οΈ

04/24/2019

The shave horse owned by PHS is being carefully restored by Helve Historic Trades aka our own board member, Lee McColgan. You can see Lee demonstrate his skills at The Grand Ol Fish Fry on Sunday May 5 11-3

04/22/2019

On Sunday, April 28, 2019 at 3 PM PHS welcomes Jim Glinski of the North and South River Watershed Association (NSRWA). A volunteer ambassador/speaker for the NSRWA, Mr. Glinski will present the history of the area from the period before European settlement until the present with specific topics covering the history of Native American tribes in the region, the reasons for the development of the famous ship building industry, its later demise and the impact of the 1898 Portland Gale on the area. He will describe the NSRWA’s efforts to mitigate the negative impacts that these land-uses have had on the local watershed. Mr. Glinski will speak at the PHS Museum Building at 116 Center Street, Pembroke, MA. This event is free and open to the public. Donations to the NSRWA or PHS are gratefully appreciated.
For any questions about any of these events, the Trustee vacancy or Sponsorship, please contact Beth Dwyer at [email protected] or by phone at 781-829-2157. If you would like to become a member of The Pembroke Historical Society, click here to access the membership application form. We look forward to seeing you and sharing the rich history of Pembroke.

SAVE THE DATE! Sunday, May 5, 2019 - 43rd annual Grand Ol’ Fish Fry!
04/20/2019
Cook gets ready for another Pembroke Grand Ol' Fish Fry

SAVE THE DATE! Sunday, May 5, 2019 - 43rd annual Grand Ol’ Fish Fry!

Lori Cook took over cooking duties at the Grand Ol' Fish Fry in Pembroke from Bobby Hackett in 2007.When Hackett, who presided as head chef for the annual

For those interested in the Middleboro museum to which Mr. Quill referred during his presentation on the native peoples ...
04/08/2019
The Robbins Museum – Massachusetts Archaeology

For those interested in the Middleboro museum to which Mr. Quill referred during his presentation on the native peoples of the South Shore, it is The Robbins Museum that hosts artifacts of the MA Archaeological Society.
https://massarchaeology.org/robbins-museum/about/

For nearly 46 years (1943 – 1987), the Massachusetts Archaeological Society (MAS) maintained the Bronson Museum in Attleboro. By the late 1980’s MAS decided to seek new quarters with the potential for developing a larger museum for its expanding collection of over 90,000 artifacts, at that time,...

Local author, Ed Quill presenting his new book WHEN LAST THE GLORIOUS LIGHT:LAY OF THE MASSACHUSET at the museum buildin...
04/07/2019

Local author, Ed Quill presenting his new book WHEN LAST THE GLORIOUS LIGHT:LAY OF THE MASSACHUSET at the museum building before our annual meeting

Destination Plymouth County
04/06/2019

Destination Plymouth County

On Saturday, April 13, 2019 from 9:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. explore local history during the half-day Backroads of the South Shore Symposium -- The South Shore Meets the World: Cultural Exchange at Home & Abroad -- featuring speakers from area museums and historical societies highlighting recent scholarship and collections work. For information and tickets, contact Anne Mason, Executive Director of the Plymouth Antiquarian Society, at 508.746.0012 or [email protected].

https://www.seeplymouth.com/events/backroads-south-shore-symposium-south-shore-meets-world-cultural-exchange-home-abroad
SeePlymouth.com
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03/26/2019

The Historical Society has begun our period when we pre-sell Duck Races. If you would like to purchase a duck with your favorite number..you can visit the following establishments. $2 bucks a duck πŸ˜€ and if your duck wins it's race during the 43rd Grand Ol Fish Fry on Sunday May 5th.... Winner gets $50. You do not need to be present at the Fish Fry to win.

Olde School Cafe on school St/ RT 27
A Fork in The Road Deli on RT 27
Christina's Restaurant on RT 53
The Alumni Sports Cafe on RT 53

If you have any questions, please get in touch with us via Facebook or [email protected]

BACK ROADS OF THE SOUTH SHORE 2019 SYMPOSIUM. you can get tickets at the door or mail in the reservation form.
03/18/2019

BACK ROADS OF THE SOUTH SHORE 2019 SYMPOSIUM. you can get tickets at the door or mail in the reservation form.

how to get tickets to Back Roads of The South Shore 2019 Symposium in Plymouth on Saturday 4/13
03/14/2019
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how to get tickets to Back Roads of The South Shore 2019 Symposium in Plymouth on Saturday 4/13

2019 South Shore History Symposium Β  The South Shore Meets the World Event: 2019 South Shore History Symposium, The South Shore Meets the World Date:Β Saturday, April 13, 2019 Time:Β 9…

Pembroke's Harry MacGregor Woods was born in 1896, a banner year for the future of American songwriting. Woods, the writ...
02/11/2019
Harry Woods - Songwriter

Pembroke's Harry MacGregor Woods was born in 1896, a banner year for the future of American songwriting. Woods, the writer of such songs as "Four Leaf Clover," "Red, Red Robin" and "Side by Side,” shares the same year of birth as such popular musical luminaries as Ira Gershwin, Yip Harburg and Howard Dietz, fellow lyricists celebrated today as the great popular poets of the 20th century. https://www.pembrokehistoricalsociety.org/harry-woods---songwriter.html

Thank you Pembroke πŸ˜€ with the assistance of community preservation funds, the ceiling of the museum looks amazing and...
01/31/2019

Thank you Pembroke πŸ˜€ with the assistance of community preservation funds, the ceiling of the museum looks amazing and makes our collection sparkle. PHS is humbly grateful for these funds. Come take a look this Sunday at our open houses 1-3

We are all saddened at the recent passing of our friend, Lorna Sherman. Lorna is the beloved Mother of Stacey Digiovanni...
01/29/2019
Obituary of Lorna Sherman | Shepherd Funeral & Cremation Service - Pembroke

We are all saddened at the recent passing of our friend, Lorna Sherman. Lorna is the beloved Mother of Stacey Digiovanni. Lorna was a a very special lady who will be dearly missed ❀️

https://shepherdfuneralhome.com/tribute/details/5849/Lorna-Sherman/obituary.html#content-start

Lorna (Ullock) Sherman, of Pembroke passed away peacefully in her sleep at home with her family on January 21, 2019. She was born in Bar Harbor, ME on August 22, 1931 to Harry and Claudia (Stoneman) Ullock. Predeceased by her brother, Harry Ullock and former husband Burton L. Sherman. She is survive...

Turner House renovations on roof πŸ˜„ photo credit to Matthew Quigley who is working on the job.
01/17/2019

Turner House renovations on roof πŸ˜„ photo credit to Matthew Quigley who is working on the job.

12/26/2018

Pembroke Resolves Day: 28 December 2018

The Reverend Dr. Bert White of Pembroke, together with MA Representative Josh Cuter (D- 6th Plymouth), successfully shepherded a Proclamation through the MA House of Representatives declaring December 28, 2018 as Pembroke Resolves Day. In honor and commemoration of Pembroke Resolves Day, at 3 PM on December 28th The Pembroke Resolves, written in 1773 as an act of defiance against the King of England, will be read again at the location of its creation, the First Congregational Church located 105 Center Street in Pembroke, MA. This event is free and open to the public.

β€³....β€˜The first official utterance of revolution did not spring from a congress of the colonies, or the future chiefs of the republic: from the rich who faltered, or the learned who weigh and debate. The people of the little interior town of Pembroke in Plymouth County, unpretending husbandmen, full of the glory of their descent from the Pilgrims, concluded a clear statement of their grievances with the prediction that β€˜if the measures so justly complained of were persisted in and enforced by fleets and armies, they must, they will in a little time issue in the total dissolution of the union between the mother country and the colonies.’”

- George Bancroft

For more information visit SANDS OF TIME: Resolves revisited authored by Brett Robinson, Co-curator of the Pembroke Historical Society.
http://pembroke.wickedlocal.com/article/20150706/NEWS/150709461

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10/20/2018
Hingham Journal

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John Pitts, owner of the 1757 Thomas Barker House has one last shot to restore the house or it will be razed. Peter Bickford told selectmen last night he'll take on the project. Hingham Historical Society Hingham, Massachusetts Hingham Then and Now

Front page πŸ˜†
10/19/2018

Front page πŸ˜†

10/16/2018

Phone is back in operation at PHS museum

Left behind at PHS museum on Saturday Oct 13th
10/16/2018

Left behind at PHS museum on Saturday Oct 13th

10/15/2018

Phone is out at PHS.... Verizon coming tomorrow to fix connection 🀦

Cub Scout Pack 105 enjoying the anticipation of opening up the time capsule. Such a fun afternoon
10/14/2018

Cub Scout Pack 105 enjoying the anticipation of opening up the time capsule. Such a fun afternoon

10/13/2018

Video of Lee and his carving skill

What a spectacular afternoon at The Pembroke Historical Society. We rededicated the museum building...opened the 1985 Cu...
10/13/2018

What a spectacular afternoon at The Pembroke Historical Society. We rededicated the museum building...opened the 1985 Cub Scout Pack 104 time capsule witnessed by a group of excited Cub Scouts... We we're mesmerized by the skill of new PHS Board member, Lee McColgan as he demonstrated 17th century wood working. A very memorable afternoon for all. Watch for Lee at the Fish Fry in May πŸ‘

The Pembroke Historical Commission (PHC) is pleased to announce the formation of the Pembroke Historic Transplant Progra...
09/28/2018
Historic Transplant Program

The Pembroke Historical Commission (PHC) is pleased to announce the formation of the Pembroke Historic Transplant Program (PHTP). Conceived in 2016 in response to the alarming rate at which historic homes were being demolished to make way for new developments along the South Shore of Massachusetts, PHC members Miles Prescott and Steve Herrmann sought a way to preserve historic fixtures and artifacts of New England from 17th, 18th and 19th century homes. PHTP, aka The Transplant Program, salvages doors, windows, mantle pieces from properties slated for demolition. PHTP then and donates these reclaimed items to local owners of historic homes demonstrating need for such unique, antique items. For more information and application information, please see the website.
https://www.pembrokehistoricalsociety.org/historic-transplant-program.html#

In Pembroke, Massachusetts and in towns throughout New England, 17th, 18th and 19th century-built residences and buildings are being demolished to make way for new residential construction and...

09/07/2018

It is with great sadness that I share the news if the of passing of Nancy Ford. Nancy was super active for years in the historical society...she is the one who called me so many years ago. Nancy particular live was The Adah Hall House where she served as a Trustee. Nancy was a real friend and we will miss her laughter and smile. πŸ˜₯

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