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.
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03/04/2020

Looking for band suggestions for Fish Fry πŸ€” One we had hoped to sign up cannot do...must be family friendly, fun, upbeat. PHS has limited budget. Can be professional that's willing to donate some of their time....can be student musicians πŸ˜ƒ play 11-12:30 break 1:30-3 lunch included πŸ˜ƒπŸ‘ contact [email protected]

02/20/2020

A letter to the Editor from our new friends in PEMBROKE, MAINE! Dr. Stephen Sanfilippo, PHS MAINE Secretary/Founder submitted the letter to their local paper. We have been corresponding and recently exchanged publications and some fun incidents when confusion occurs about all the "Pembrokes" in the USA and Canada. We are excited about the opportunities that a "sister society" relationship will offer.

"PEMBROKERS, WE ARE NOT ALONE
from Dr. Stephen Sanfilippo, Secretary, Pembroke (Maine) Historical Society

Pembroke and the Pembroke Historical Society have been confused with other Pembrokes. There are two in Wales, one giving its name to Pembroke, Maine. I once had a phone call from a person who confused us with Pembroke, Virginia. Other are in West Virginia, North Carolina, New Hampshire, New York, Kentucky, Indiana, Georgia, Florida, and Massachusetts, South Africa, Australia, New Zealand, two in Canada, Saint Vincent & the Grenadines, Trinidad & Tobago, and St. Kitts & Nevis. The Pembroke Historical Society, in Pembroke, Massachusetts uses the website www.pembrokehistoricalsociety.org. To avoid confusion, we in Maine use www.pembrokemainehistoricalsociety.org.
I recently wrote to the Massachusetts society:
"Greetings from WAY Downeast. I'm writing to you about the Pembroke Historical Society in Maine. I hope we can form a sister organization friendship. We are on the coast of Maine, about 10 miles from Canada at the head of Cobscook Bay, between Lubec and Eastport, the historic home of the Passamaquoddy. English settlers arrived in the 1770s. The population was about 3000 in the mid-1800s, with an iron foundry and several shipyards. The current population is about 800. Our society was founded in 1995. We have a small museum and several events, publish a semi-annual history journal, and are setting up a website. I'm certain there will be some confusion between our organizations."
I quickly received a response from Beth Dwyer, President of PHS Massachusetts. She said she was delighted to learn about our PHS in Maine, adding there had indeed been some confusion. She described historic Pembroke, Massachusetts, expressed hope that our societies would continue to reach out to each other. A few days later we received three books from Pembroke, Massachusetts: a photographic history of the town, the society's town history book, and a reprint of an impressive 1909 volume titled Ancient Landmarks of Pembroke. In return, we sent copies of our publications including Pembroke, Maine 1832-2007, the Terquasquicentennial Edition, our guide Pembroke, Maine: A Walk Through History, and several recent editions of our history journal The Pemmaquon Call.
If during our statehood bicentennial you go to Massachusetts to celebrate the 400th anniversary of the Pilgrims landing at Plymouth, please take a short side-trip to the nearby Pembroke Massachusetts Historical Society. They'll welcome you. When it comes to history, we're all in this together."

www.pembrokehistoricalsociety.org
www.pembrokemainehistoricalsociety.org

If your looking for something unique for your kids to do during vacation week!!!!http://plymouthantiquarian.org/events/q...
02/11/2020
Quill & Ink: Vacation Week Program - Plymouth Antiquarian Society

If your looking for something unique for your kids to do during vacation week!!!!

http://plymouthantiquarian.org/events/quill-ink/

Event Details Date/Time Date(s) - 02/20/202010:00 am - 12:00 pm Location Chiltonville Congregational Church 6 River Street Plymouth, MA 02360 Join the Junior Antiquarian Society for a special vacation week program! Learn how to make and write with quill pens during this hands-on workshop. Open to al...

Thank you Chief Wompimeequin Wampatuck and members of the Mattakeesett Community for a fantastic evening. Your informati...
02/09/2020

Thank you Chief Wompimeequin Wampatuck and members of the Mattakeesett Community for a fantastic evening. Your informative and passionate presentation was very special. We are looking forward to another visit very soon. Pictures are of our guests and Lee McColgan working on arrowheads πŸ˜ƒ

02/08/2020

Friends, we are thrilled beyond belief at the response to our event tonight with The Mattakeesett community. We apologize that we ran out of room. we promise that we will do this again... RESERVATION REQUIRED πŸ‘ SO THAT ALL WILL HAVE A SEAT

This is going to be a fabulous event
02/05/2020
Current Events – Back Roads of the South Shore

This is going to be a fabulous event

The year 2020 marks major milestones in American and local history, including the 100th anniversary of the ratification of the 19th Amendment and the 400th anniversary of the voyage of the Mayflower. The way we choose to interpret and commemorate such significant historical eventsβ€”as well as the p...

01/30/2020

All, The old Pembroke Historical Society "Group" has been archived. We will no longer be using "the group". All events and announcements will be on the Pembroke Historical Society "Page"

What a great day πŸ˜ƒ Behind the scenes of Little Women the movie at Gibson and Prescott Houses. Adah Hall House was seriou...
01/27/2020

What a great day πŸ˜ƒ Behind the scenes of Little Women the movie at Gibson and Prescott Houses. Adah Hall House was seriously considered for a location.....ahhh well

It's official πŸ˜ƒ PEMBROKE HISTORICAL SOCIETY is proud to partner with Plymouth 400
01/05/2020

It's official πŸ˜ƒ PEMBROKE HISTORICAL SOCIETY is proud to partner with Plymouth 400

Pembroke Historical Society's cover photo
01/02/2020

Pembroke Historical Society's cover photo

01/02/2020

Just an FYI, Pembroke Historical Society has just been added to the Facebook Group "Descendants of New England Quakers"

01/01/2020
Pembroke Town News

Thank you PTN for this video of the 2nd PEMBROKE RESOLVES DAY. see you on December 28, 2020 πŸ‘

https://m.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=2228852640741615&id=1559169667709919

Pembroke residents back in the 1700’s were the first to publicly call for a revolution against the King. Last year some residents got our governor to declare a holiday to commemorate the Pembroke Resolves, the document that the fathers of Pembroke sent to England and the King. This year many residents gathered to read the Resolves at the First Church where the document was actually written. Pembroke Town News brings you to the event, thanks to the good people at the South Shore Children’s Museum.

WHAT A FABULOUS PEMBROKE RESOLVES DAY 🌞 Celebrating Pembroke's integral part in the beginning of America's Revolution. W...
12/28/2019

WHAT A FABULOUS PEMBROKE RESOLVES DAY 🌞 Celebrating Pembroke's integral part in the beginning of America's Revolution. Well done Miles Prescott and Steve Herrmann for planning all of this.

What a fabulous afternoon celebrating the anniversary of the Boston Tea Party in the historic Brigg's Cemetery at the gr...
12/16/2019

What a fabulous afternoon celebrating the anniversary of the Boston Tea Party in the historic Brigg's Cemetery at the gravesite of Ichabod Thomas. Capt Thomas built The Brigg Beaver that played a key role in The Boston Tea Party in Pembroke's Brick Kiln Shipyard. The Beaver is where they tossed the tea from. Thanks to PHS BOD member, Lee McColgan, for pulling this event together. Lee brewed tea from a colonial style brick of tea, brought appropriate music, costume and an enthusiastic poem presentation. Thanks to June Gillette for cleaning Capt Thomas's gravestone. #pembrokehistoricalsociety @ Pembroke, Massachusetts

On this day 246 years ago the Sons of Liberty threw tea into the Boston Harbor in protest of the Tea Act. Pembroke has a...
12/16/2019
Image: History of the Brig Beaver

On this day 246 years ago the Sons of Liberty threw tea into the Boston Harbor in protest of the Tea Act. Pembroke has a connection to this significant event as one of the ships carrying the tea, the Beaver, was built here. The ship is long gone but it’s builder is not. Ichabod Thomas is buried at Briggs cemetery and today we are going to the gravesite at 3pm to drink tea in his honor. It’s Monday and it’s cold, but for his contribution to the Revolution that paved the way for the Independence we all enjoy today. we owe him the honor. We hope you will join us. We'll have a teapot of traditional colonial Bohea boiling so all you need is a cup!

Found on Google from bostonteapartyship.com

. Lets Celebrate The Boston Tea Party! Do you know what Pembroke's connection to The Boston Tea Party is? Its pretty imp...
12/12/2019
Image: History of the Brig Beaver

. Lets Celebrate The Boston Tea Party! Do you know what Pembroke's connection to The Boston Tea Party is? Its pretty impressive. Join us at The Briggs Burial Ground on Rt 53 (just north of Pudding Brook Pantry) On Monday December 16th at 3pm to celebrate the anniversary of The Boston Tea Party. Bring your own cup of Tea and we will celebrate the man who connects Pembroke to this incredible time in our history. There will be a brief presentation. Dress warmly! Below is and image of the Brig Beaver

Found on Google from bostonteapartyship.com

Commenorative Ornaments for sale at Pembroke Historical society. These ornaments celebrate the 100th Anniversary/restora...
11/22/2019

Commenorative Ornaments for sale at Pembroke Historical society. These ornaments celebrate the 100th Anniversary/restoration of the installation of the plaques marking Ship building locations along the North River. Pembroke is very proud of its Brick Kiln location. Ornaments are $20 and can be purchased at the PHS museum building.

North River Ship Building
11/22/2019

North River Ship Building

North and South Rivers Watershed Association
11/14/2019
North and South Rivers Watershed Association

North and South Rivers Watershed Association

The site of SMITHS YARD in Hanover is about 300 yards below the old North River Bridge, and about 12 miles up-river from the ocean (although the distance was 15 miles until the Portland Gale altered the river in 1898). The cast iron sign that marks the location for this shipyard reads β€œSMITHS YARD LATER BARSTOWS LOWER YARD”, however, the Smith’s were not the first to build at this yard...

10/11/2019

Upcoming Events at The Pembroke Historical Society



We invite you to Join us at these upcoming events.



1. On Sunday December 1st We will be having an Open House at all 3 of our historic sites; The Museum Building located at 116 Center St, The Adah Hall House located at 52 Barker st and The Friends Quaker Meeting House at Rt 53/139. Volunteers will be available to answer your questions and show you around. The Museum Building will be open for extended hours during the Pembroke Tree Lighting. Come have some hot cider



2. Lets Celebrate The Boston Tea Party! Do you know what Pembroke's connection to The Boston Tea Party is? Its pretty impressive. Join us at The Briggs Burial Ground on Rt 53 (just north of Pudding Brook Pantry) On Monday December 16th at 3pm to celebrate the anniversary of The Boston Tea Party. Bring your own cup of Tea and we will celebrate the man who connects Pembroke to this incredible time in our history. There will be a brief presentation. Dress warmly!



3. PEMBROKE RESOLVES DAY! On December 28 1772 Pembroke said "enough is enough" and signed the first formal declaration to separate from the British Crown. Join us at the First Church of Pembroke unction room on Saturday December 28, 2019 11-12:30 pm. We will begin with a reading of The Pembroke Resolves and short discussion and time to answer questions. Afterwards there will be a tour of the center cemetery to visit the gravesites of the brave Pembroke residents who signed this important document.



All of these events are free and we look forward to sharing them with you. For more information or to answer questions, you can contact PHS via our website pembrokehistoricalsociety.org, email [email protected] and Facebook.

If you would like to attend please RSVP to PEMBROKE HISTORICAL SOCIETY . Limited number. info@pembrokehistoricalsociety....
10/02/2019

If you would like to attend please RSVP to PEMBROKE HISTORICAL SOCIETY . Limited number. [email protected]. your name/ticket will be at door for payment.

PHS has been actively involved and The Town of Pembroke has supported with Community Preservation funds to restore our sign on the North River

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 Hobomoc...
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 gener...
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

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Coletta Cutler Realty and Pembroke Town News presents coverage of "Pembroke Resolves Day" December 28th 2018.
i wonder if anyone can help me please ?? doing my family tree and i have found a relative that died in 1931 in Manorbier house corporation terrace. does nayone know what kind of building it was and if any pictures exsist xx
Does anyone know where the Fountain Bottom, used as a planter is. I thought maybe moved for renovations at the Building. Hoping to see it return...