Salisbury Historical Society

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Hey, friends of the Salisbury Historical Society.  Here's more trivia, what is the item in the photo? And just to let yo...
11/18/2020

Hey, friends of the Salisbury Historical Society. Here's more trivia, what is the item in the photo?
And just to let you all know, we are still alive and well at the
Society. We just at these uncertain times can't have any programs.
But the Society is always taking on new membership, and for those that are members we will be getting out to you your renewal membership cards. And we are still open to extra donations such as MONEY, OLD PICTURES, and other items. Thank you all and stay well.
Jim Moghabghab, President: Salisbury Historical Society

How about more Trivier? What is this item? It's 12" long, 3" thick, the ends are 1" thick, made of glass one end is open...
10/18/2020

How about more Trivier? What is this item? It's 12" long, 3" thick, the ends are 1" thick, made of glass one end is open. And can be seen at The Salisbury Historical Society when this covid is over.

Hey friends of the Salisbury Historical Society, how about a little Trivia Pursuit? What is the item in the picture?
10/08/2020

Hey friends of the Salisbury Historical Society, how about a little Trivia Pursuit? What is the item in the picture?

07/06/2020

Well, folks, it's July 6,2020 and we are still wrapped up in this COVID-19 mess. I'm sorry but I have no idea when we will be able to have another event. If any of you come up with an idea that we could use to be able to get together please let me know. There is still a lot of filing to do and we still have to get our computer is still not online yet. We are certainly making history. Stay well and stay in touch with any idea you have, and even in these uncertain times, our Salisbury Historial Society is alive and well.
Jim Moghabghab , President: Salisbury Historical Society

04/09/2020

Well, hope this message finds all of our friends & members of The Salisbury Historical Society Healthy. This will go down in the history books for sure. As soon as this virus gets over and we can get together I will let all of you into The Loop.
Stay well. Your President Jim Moghabghab

04/05/2020

Hello to all of the Salisbury Historical Society Members & Friends. In these uncertain times, we are suspending all activities for the Society. And as time goes by and this VIRUS is gone we will pick up where we left off. I look at this as a little GLITCG in our lives, and we will survive as we have always done in the past. And as you know, HISTORY has told us that. Stay well and I will be in touch on line again hopefully soon. Your Friend Jim Moghabghab President: Salisbury Historical Society

Sorry about the last message friends. But the date of the Tree Lighting & Society Open house is Sunday, December 1, 2019...
10/31/2019

Sorry about the last message friends. But the date of the Tree Lighting & Society Open house is Sunday, December 1, 2019, at 6PM

The Tree Lighting will take place on Sunday, November 30, 2019, at 6PM. And The Salisbury Historical society will be hav...
10/31/2019

The Tree Lighting will take place on Sunday, November 30, 2019, at 6PM. And The Salisbury Historical society will be having an open house the same day from 4 - 7PM at the Parsonage, refreshments will be served from 4 - 7PM All are welcome. Come and check out the Parsonage 1820 vintage.

The Tree Lighting on The Common Salisbury Square Sunday, November 28,2019 at 6 PM,  And The Salisbury Historical Society...
10/28/2019

The Tree Lighting on The Common Salisbury Square Sunday, November 28,2019 at 6 PM, And The Salisbury Historical Society will be having an open house 4-7 PM. Refreshments at the Society following The Tree Lighting

08/24/2019

The Salisbury Historical Society's Memory Lane Market Antique Fair
Please pass this on. Jim Moghabghab

Come one, come all, to The Salisbury Historical Society's Antique Fair and open house. And if you are interested in givi...
08/14/2019

Come one, come all, to The Salisbury Historical Society's Antique Fair and open house. And if you are interested in giving us a little help the please feel free to contact us. Check out our Society's Newsletter & Events.
Hope to see you at this great two weeks of fun. Jim Moghabghab President Salisbury Historical Society & it's members.
And now for a bit of history, Did you know that Salisbury had it's own Coast guard Station on North End BLVD Salisbury, Beach. It was commissioned by President Grover Clevland in 1897. For more info come to our events.

08/04/2019

Join us at The Salisbury Historical Society for our next events. #1 At The Salisbury Public Library, Thursday at 6:30pm David Rooney will do a presentation on his collection of Old Maps of the area. #2. Join us Saturday, September 21 & Sunday, September 22 for our Society's annual Antique Fair on the grounds of the Society there will be many Antique dealers there to show you their Antiques. And there are still a few spots left for those Antique Dealers that would like to be part of this event. #3 The Society will be doing an open house on the same weekend and also on the next weekend Saturday, September 28 & Sunday, September 29, which is the same day of Salisbury Day's on The Common. will also have garage sales on both of those weekends. So if any of you out there that would like to support The Salisbury Historical Society please feel free to contact us. We need Antique items to sell or keep to show. Or if you would like to help us with this event, please contact Jim at 978-270-2913 And The Salisbury Historical Commission will also be having an open house on the same dates and time at the Pike School. TIME: of Antique Fair 9-4. Time: of the open house for Society & commission 11-3

The Salisbury Historical Society would like to thank George Burtch for doing such a great talk on Massachusetts Board Ga...
06/03/2019

The Salisbury Historical Society would like to thank George Burtch for doing such a great talk on Massachusetts Board Game Capital of The World.
And now Come one, Come All to find out about Salisbury's part in the Revolutionary War & Salisbury's Minutemen.
The Salisbury Historical Society's on June 27th presents this Event at the Salisbury Public Library. Check out the attachment.
Jim Moghabghab, President Salisbury Historical Society

The Salisbury Historical Society invites you to Come and enjoy the real story about Massachuttes  Board games.
05/01/2019

The Salisbury Historical Society invites you to Come and enjoy the real story about Massachuttes Board games.

All are invited to our Salisbury Historical Society event on May 30th @ 6:30pm at the Salisbury Library. Check out the f...
04/28/2019

All are invited to our Salisbury Historical Society event on May 30th @ 6:30pm at the Salisbury Library. Check out the flyer for more info.

Untitled Album
01/21/2019

Untitled Album

Check out The Salisbury Historical Society @ The Parsonage
11/15/2018

Check out The Salisbury Historical Society @ The Parsonage

Anyone going to the Maine Antiques Festival this weekend?  If so...please let me know!
08/01/2018
Salisbury Chamber of Commerce

Anyone going to the Maine Antiques Festival this weekend? If so...please let me know!

The Salisbury Historical Society and the Chamber are working on an Antiques event for next year...is anyone heading up to the Maine Antiques Festival this weekend? If you are...please contact me!

https://maineantiquesfestival.com

04/09/2018

That's a great start Regi, we need to work on keeping the Toothpick.

04/09/2018

The new cover page is an old picture of Butlers Toothpick. This 1873 structure was known as the Black Rocks Beacon, it was a navigational marker to help guide ships into the Merrimac River. It's name came from a civil war General Benjamin Butler. " So comes the name Butler's Toothpick." As you can see in the picture, all the water around the Toothpick. And when you go down now to see the Toothpick its all filled in right up to the toothpick with gravel and sand, this was done just before the 2nd world war
There is a movement on the table to transfer the ownership and maintenance of Butlers Toothpick, and this has been ongoing for a long time. The Coast Guard doesn't use the toothpick for navigation anymore. Maybe the Salisbury Historical Society or Commission might be able to take over this Historic site. What is your thought?

Salisbury Historical Society's cover photo
04/09/2018

Salisbury Historical Society's cover photo

Enjoy the pictures, all about 1860's & up
04/08/2018

Enjoy the pictures, all about 1860's & up

04/08/2018

Well, here we are again. How about a story about the Beach Rd in Salisbury, better known as "Plank Road" To the beach. "Buried Gold".
Many have heard of the legend of Nathanial Ebenezer Pike who was supposed to have had a hermitage on the beach about where the old plank road came onto the beach, sometime before the War of 1812. It was said that he owned a sloop in which he used to go off to meet incoming vessels and relieve them of less bulky goods to evade the customs at Newburyport Harbor. He would then sail off toward Hampton River and through to his home by way of Healey's Canel, ( "On the north side of Brown's lobster" and through)
During the darkness of night the owner would would call for them, and pay Pike a good sum for the service. He was supposed to have died with a considerable fortune that never came to light.
He was not connected with any of the Pike in Salisbury, as is told??? During the building of the plank road a workman , so the story runs, in digging for the construction of the plank rd, pulled up quite a quantity of gold and silver coins. Being unobserved, he quickly filled the hole in, intending to return at night for the balance of the hoard, but was taken sick and did not recover until the plank road was completed and in operation. Many times he tried to locate the spot but without success. "So goes the story".
So as I see this picture, that pot of gold is at the end of the PLANK ROAD. Salisbury Beach . Our Pot of Gold, Playground of the Atlantic. The best sand in the North East ,
"Guardian of The North East Frontier "

"First bridge across the Merrimac River 1867"   "1890 Ship Building on Rings Island"   "Salisbury  Oil tanks about 1930'...
03/25/2018

"First bridge across the Merrimac River 1867" "1890 Ship Building on Rings Island" "Salisbury Oil tanks about 1930's Rings Island Salisbury" " For those that are interested in the Salisbury Historical Society info pack " "And also an Application for membership in the Salisbury Historical Society" " Learn From The Past, To Guide Our Future"

Hope you all  enjoyed he pictures & history,  more to come.  Jim Moghabghab
03/23/2018

Hope you all enjoyed he pictures & history, more to come. Jim Moghabghab

Well, here we are again for your Salisbury Pursuit of Trivia, a brief history of Rings Island & Nantucket Island. But first we will start on Rings Island. Did you know that Rings Island had a large fishing & Ship building business. They also had a vinegar house & a cooper house on the island. Now I know you all know what vinegar is. But do you know what a cooper house is? How about you all send a message on that matter. Now about Nantucket, I will put an attachment on this message for you to read, and then you will get a better picture of the connection between Nantucket & Rings Island. Many people left Rings Island to go to Nantucket about 1659 to settle and do fishing and whaling. Check out the names when reading, most all from Salisbury.

Well, here we are again for your Salisbury Pursuit of Trivia,  a brief history of Rings Island & Nantucket Island.  But ...
03/21/2018

Well, here we are again for your Salisbury Pursuit of Trivia, a brief history of Rings Island & Nantucket Island. But first we will start on Rings Island. Did you know that Rings Island had a large fishing & Ship building business. They also had a vinegar house & a cooper house on the island. Now I know you all know what vinegar is. But do you know what a cooper house is? How about you all send a message on that matter. Now about Nantucket, I will put an attachment on this message for you to read, and then you will get a better picture of the connection between Nantucket & Rings Island. Many people left Rings Island to go to Nantucket about 1659 to settle and do fishing and whaling. Check out the names when reading, most all from Salisbury.

WOW! what a winter, HUH!          Well, let's get on with Salisbury's Pursuit of Trivia.   A little history of Rings Isl...
03/19/2018

WOW! what a winter, HUH! Well, let's get on with Salisbury's Pursuit of Trivia. A little history of Rings Island. All in the pictures.
And what does Rings Island have in common with Nantucket?
Your next Trivia.

Salisbury's own Pursuit of Trivia, Ben Butler was  Governor of Massachusetts, a General in the Civil War, - and built Be...
03/05/2018

Salisbury's own Pursuit of Trivia, Ben Butler was Governor of Massachusetts, a General in the Civil War, - and built Ben Butler's Toothpck on the Merrimac River to guide boats.

OPPS! the house on the left if the Toll house
02/14/2018

OPPS! the house on the left if the Toll house

Hey Martha, the rd on the left is the plank rd. And the rd on right is the old dump rd. The house on right is the toll h...
02/14/2018

Hey Martha, the rd on the left is the plank rd. And the rd on right is the old dump rd. The house on right is the toll house.

1900 cottage on Salisbury Beach
02/13/2018

1900 cottage on Salisbury Beach

Well, good morning friends of The Salisbury Historical Society, how about more Pursuit of Trivia of Salisbury. Did you know that the first cottage built on Salisbury Beach was in 1864.

Well, good morning friends of The Salisbury Historical Society,  how about more Pursuit of Trivia of Salisbury.  Did you...
02/13/2018

Well, good morning friends of The Salisbury Historical Society, how about more Pursuit of Trivia of Salisbury. Did you know that the first cottage built on Salisbury Beach was in 1864.

A little Pursuit of Trivia,  Salisbury Beach once was called Cushing...and the Town Hall was called Cushing Hall.  At th...
01/28/2018

A little Pursuit of Trivia, Salisbury Beach once was called Cushing...and the Town Hall was called Cushing Hall. At that time the Town Hall had a Wooden Puzzle Factory (you can view the wooden puzzles at the Historical Society). In addition to the Puzzle Factory, the Town Hall also housed a Pool Hall and the town library in it's structure.

More Pursuit of Trivia,  Where  was this located in Salisbury??
01/27/2018

More Pursuit of Trivia, Where was this located in Salisbury??

And for those that are interested in what the Salisbury Historical Society is doing, or if you are interested in belongi...
01/22/2018

And for those that are interested in what the Salisbury Historical Society is doing, or if you are interested in belonging to the Society, or just staying in the loop. Just let us know.

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Rye Historical Society has put together a new monthly genealogy group if anyone is interested in joining us. https://fb.me/e/17rENUM0X
Proud descendant of Abraham Morrill , 1615-1662 Salisbury. If I went to Salisbury would I find anything of interest that has to do with him? I have been to his grave in Roxbury.
Good afternoon.....Looking to find marriage records for Rev. M. Webster from the mid 1700's. In particular 1760. Does anyone have a clue as to where these records are located? Trying to find the age of the bride! Judy Letchworth
Is there any enfo about the year the beach was dry.