Scituate Historical Society

Scituate Historical Society The Scituate Historical Society is a South Shore leader in local history.

Just in time for Summer. Only 100 tickets will be sold.  You will be able to see the  Beetle Cat on Sunday, July 14th at...
07/07/2019

Just in time for Summer. Only 100 tickets will be sold. You will be able to see the Beetle Cat on Sunday, July 14th at the lighthouse and every Sunday after that at the Museum. Tickets available at the Scituate Maritme & Mossing Museum and The Little Red School House.

07/05/2019

The fabulous Lenae Badger, a great friend and supporter of the society, started Tuesday nights festivities by playing a wonderful patriotic set on the Lawson Bells.

07/05/2019

One of the highlights from Tuesday night. The Rusty Skipper Band. Alumni from Cohasset High School and others. Wonderfully talented musicians. Thank you Steve Biagini for bringing them to us.

What a great night tonight.  Thank you Lenae Badger for the wonderful Lawson Bell concert.  People commented hearing it ...
07/03/2019

What a great night tonight. Thank you Lenae Badger for the wonderful Lawson Bell concert. People commented hearing it all over. Mat Brown, you are a master story teller. Thank you for the great "tales". And thank you to the Rusty Skipper Band, all 34 of you, for a rousing, toe tapping concert. What a great kick off to the 4th Of July. Have a great holiday everyone.

Just a reminder.  Leane Badger will be playing the Lawson Bells today from 6:00-6:30.  She will be playing a Patriotic p...
07/02/2019

Just a reminder. Leane Badger will be playing the Lawson Bells today from 6:00-6:30. She will be playing a Patriotic program in honor of the 4th of July. After, please join us at the GAR Hall for Mat Brown and Terrors of The Deep, then round off the evening with a summertime concert with The Rusty Skipper Band .

07/01/2019

IF YOU ARE ATTENDING TOMORROW NIGHT, OR ANY EVENT AT THE GAR HALL PLEASE READ......

The Scituate Historical Society has entered into an agreement with the Satuit Masonic Temple Association in regards to parking in the Masonic Temple lot across the street from the GAR Hall. The agreement goes into effect July 1st. We must follow the Rules and Conditions of the agreement and we must fully comply with these terms or risk the chance of losing these privileges. We are grateful that we were able to come to this agreement. Your cooperation is greatly appreciated.

1. No Parking in "The Loop", which is the portion of the driveway which circles the front of the Lodge Building.
2. No Parking on the grass on the property at any time for any reason.
3. Observe Handicapped Parking signs.
4. Parking will start in the portion of the lot that is furthest from the Lodge building and then closer to the building as the lot fills.
5. Not littering or loitering.
6. No overnight parking.

Just When You Thought It Was Safe To Go Back In The Water..... Due to unforeseen circumstances Gary Hylander will not be...
06/28/2019

Just When You Thought It Was Safe To Go Back In The Water.....

Due to unforeseen circumstances Gary Hylander will not be joining us to Celebrate America on July 2nd, but we have a great evening lined up.

We start the evening with Lenea Badger playing the bells at Lawson Tower from 6:00 pm to 6:30 pm. She will play a program of Patriotic songs. If weather permits you are welcome to bring a picnic dinner and enjoy the concert. After, head over to the GAR Hall to hear Mat Browns presentation on Terrors Of The Deep, Scituate's Sea Serpent and More. When Mat concludes the Rusty Skipper Band will take the stage for a family friendly band concert. There will be all sorts of music including some rousing patriotic tunes. It is sure to be a wonderful evening.
We hope you will join us to kick off your July 4th Celebrations.

We hope you will Celebrate America with us on July 2nd.  Gary Hylander and the Rusty Skipper Band.  A great way to kick ...
06/18/2019

We hope you will Celebrate America with us on July 2nd. Gary Hylander and the Rusty Skipper Band. A great way to kick off the 4th of July festivities.

🇺🇸 We are pleased to announce that Lenae Badger will be playing the bells at Lawson Tower prior to our program. From 6:00 to 6:30 you can hear patriotic tunes ring out from the beautiful bells. Bring the family, have a picnic dinner and start the celebration.

06/18/2019

Did you join us for Bob Jackmans presentation? It was very interesting to see the changes to the harbor over the years. Thank you Bob and everyone who joined us. We hope to have Bob back next year.

We hope you will be joining us tonight as we welcome Bob Jackman to the GAR Hall.
06/13/2019

We hope you will be joining us tonight as we welcome Bob Jackman to the GAR Hall.

Just a reminder that registration is open for our Fall Short Story Discussion Course with Maureen O' Brien.  Spots are f...
06/12/2019

Just a reminder that registration is open for our Fall Short Story Discussion Course with Maureen O' Brien. Spots are filling up fast. Don't miss out.

We hope you will join us as we kick off the Fourth of July celebrations.
06/10/2019

We hope you will join us as we kick off the Fourth of July celebrations.

You are not going to want to miss next weeks event with Bob Jackman.
06/06/2019

You are not going to want to miss next weeks event with Bob Jackman.

We are looking forward to having Chris join us this summer.
06/05/2019

We are looking forward to having Chris join us this summer.

June 7-9 is the 2nd Annual Scituate Harbor Opening.  There will be festivities all weekend.  First Friday, painted buoy ...
05/31/2019

June 7-9 is the 2nd Annual Scituate Harbor Opening. There will be festivities all weekend. First Friday, painted buoy display, paddle parade and more. The Historical Society will be participating with what is perhaps one of the largest collections of Cast Iron Lighthouse Doorstops display. You are welcome to view them on Saturday the 8th from 1pm to 5pm on the lower level of the Inn At Scituate Harbor. Come and test your lighthouse knowledge and you could win a prize.

A Scituate Lighthouse wedding is beautiful any time of the day and any time of the year.  After your ceremony  please co...
05/30/2019

A Scituate Lighthouse wedding is beautiful any time of the day and any time of the year. After your ceremony please consider holding your reception at another one of Scituates treasures. The GAR Hall is the oldest public building in Scituate. Email us for information or to take a tour. [email protected]

Thursday night..  Have you ever wanted to research your roots but did not know where to start?  Join us as Seema Kenney ...
05/22/2019

Thursday night.. Have you ever wanted to research your roots but did not know where to start? Join us as Seema Kenney gives us the tools to start our own Genealogy.

We are pleased to announce that former English Teacher and OLLI Facilitator Maureen O'Brien will be offering a 6 week sh...
05/19/2019

We are pleased to announce that former English Teacher and OLLI Facilitator Maureen O'Brien will be offering a 6 week short story discussion course at the GAR Hall this fall. Registration is now open. Email Jean at [email protected] for registration information.

05/18/2019
Thank you to everyone who joined us tonight for a presentation on Mobtown Massacre by Josh Cutler. What a great piece of...
05/10/2019

Thank you to everyone who joined us tonight for a presentation on Mobtown Massacre by Josh Cutler. What a great piece of history. Thank you Josh for sharing your new book with us. You can purchase the book at many local book stores and on line. We love that all proceeds from the book will go to local historical societies. We hope you will join us again.

There are still tickets available for tonight's presentation.  Call 781-545-1083, or get them at the door.
05/09/2019

There are still tickets available for tonight's presentation. Call 781-545-1083, or get them at the door.

Join us as we Celebrate AmericaFamily Friendly July 4th Fun. Before the fireworks , the cookouts,  beach and family fun ...
05/06/2019

Join us as we Celebrate America
Family Friendly July 4th Fun. Before the fireworks , the cookouts, beach and family fun take in a bit of history and music.

An Evening with Seema Kenney Coming the end of the monthYou will be given the tools to begin your own research.  Topics ...
05/04/2019

An Evening with Seema Kenney Coming the end of the month
You will be given the tools to begin your own research. Topics include basic genealogical forms, where to research, tracking your research and questions to ask living relatives and more.

Josh Cutler joins us this week for a presentation, meet & greet and book signing.
05/04/2019

Josh Cutler joins us this week for a presentation, meet & greet and book signing.

We would like to thank Chick Fagan for this wonderful photo of the "old gates".
04/24/2019

We would like to thank Chick Fagan for this wonderful photo of the "old gates".

Scituate Historical Society's cover photo
04/24/2019

Scituate Historical Society's cover photo

Here is what's coming up.
04/11/2019

Here is what's coming up.

We hope you will join us for tonights presentation
04/11/2019

We hope you will join us for tonights presentation

Another great event coming up
04/10/2019

Another great event coming up

How did one South Shore community become named for for a fiery Federalist newspaperman from Maryland?  Join us on May 9t...
04/09/2019

How did one South Shore community become named for for a fiery Federalist newspaperman from Maryland? Join us on May 9th as we welcome local state legislator Josh Cutler to the GAR Hall for a presentation on his newly released book.

Planning a Lighthouse wedding?  Please consider holding your reception at another one of Scituates treasures. The GAR Ha...
04/04/2019

Planning a Lighthouse wedding? Please consider holding your reception at another one of Scituates treasures. The GAR Hall is the oldest public building in Scituate. Email us for information or to take a tour. [email protected]

Here's what's next.....The Boston Mob Guide: Hit Men, Hoodlums and Hideouts With partner-in-crime Beverly Ford, Stephani...
03/30/2019

Here's what's next.....

The Boston Mob Guide: Hit Men, Hoodlums and Hideouts
With partner-in-crime Beverly Ford, Stephanie takes a walk on Boston's wild side with the bady boys of the Hub. The gals trace the history of organized crime in Boston from its roots in the 1910s and 1920s to the latest on Whitey Bulger. With compassion for victims as well as intriguing details on the mobsters, Bev and Stephanie paint an indelible portait of the murder and mayhem.

It was a evening full of laughter and memories.  Surprise visits from former co workers, local children's book illustrat...
03/29/2019

It was a evening full of laughter and memories. Surprise visits from former co workers, local children's book illustrator excited to meet the man behind the ads and an audience full of Bldg #19 groupies of all ages. Thank you Mat Brown for such a fun night. And thank you everyone who joined us.

WE HOPE TO SEE YOU TONIGHT....WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING....  Mat Brown   SHUT the front door, you are the dude behind the b...
03/28/2019

WE HOPE TO SEE YOU TONIGHT....

WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING....

Mat Brown SHUT the front door, you are the dude behind the blg 19 posters, ads, flyers... ??

It was just so much fun. It was like a carnival atmosphere back in those days. We sold anything and everything. There were lines waiting for us outside the doors on flyer days.

I worked in the office. When I left Matt and his staff made me a card and all signed it. I still have it. Matt is a great artists and a wonderful person.

I also had honor (and pleasure!) to work with Matt at Offices, too....so talented, kind, intelligent, a gentleman and a true pleasure to work with.
He's a gifted man....I saw his work for many years....I feel very lucky....highly recommend! He's the best!!🤗

Scituate Historical Society GAR Hall Special Events Series continues with Building #19, 40 Years of Surplus and Salvage....
03/26/2019

Scituate Historical Society GAR Hall Special Events Series continues with Building #19, 40 Years of Surplus and Salvage. Thursday, March 28th Local historian Mat Brown returns to the GAR Hall to share ripping tales of his 40 year career creating comical commercials advertising the attractions of the surplus and salvage emporium. You do not want to miss this.

Looking for a unique venue for your next event?  The GAR Hall, Scituates oldest public building,  is available for weddi...
03/19/2019

Looking for a unique venue for your next event? The GAR Hall, Scituates oldest public building, is available for weddings, showers, family gatherings, lectures, meetings and more. For more information email us
[email protected].

THIS LIMITED ENGAGEMENT IS JUST A WEEK AWAY....Who didn't enjoy browsing through the weekly circular to see what treasur...
03/18/2019

THIS LIMITED ENGAGEMENT IS JUST A WEEK AWAY....Who didn't enjoy browsing through the weekly circular to see what treasures where awaiting us at Building#19? Join us as we welcome Mat Brown, the man behind this favorite Sunday morning read.

03/13/2019
Who didn't enjoy browsing through the weekly circular to see what treasures where awaiting us at Building#19? Join us as...
03/03/2019

Who didn't enjoy browsing through the weekly circular to see what treasures where awaiting us at Building#19? Join us as we welcome Mat Brown, the man behind this favorite Sunday morning read.

We would like to thank everyone who joined us tonight for Anthony Samarrcos wonderful presentation on Baker Chocolate.  ...
03/01/2019

We would like to thank everyone who joined us tonight for Anthony Samarrcos wonderful presentation on Baker Chocolate. Such an interesting history. Anthony will be back with us later this year. Information will be posted soon..

See you tonight.
02/28/2019

See you tonight.

Coming Thursday Night...
02/26/2019

Coming Thursday Night...

Address

43 Cudworth Rd
Scituate, MA
02066

Opening Hours

Tuesday 10:00 - 16:00
Wednesday 10:00 - 16:00
Thursday 10:00 - 16:00
Friday 10:00 - 16:00
Saturday 10:00 - 16:00
Sunday 10:00 - 16:00

Telephone

(781) 545-1083

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