Sharon Historical Society

Sharon Historical Society A not for profit historical society, representing the community of Sharon, MA. Operates a museum at 1
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SHARON HISTORICAL SOCIETY
Sharon Massachusetts

Sharon Historical Society is a Non Profit Organization
Member: New England Museum Association (NEMA)

And this happened during our Craft Fair. Thank you for all you do Millie. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PohS475do98(Po...
12/07/2023

And this happened during our Craft Fair.
Thank you for all you do Millie.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PohS475do98
(Posted by Hana)

Our town's amazing volunteer Millie received a special recognition. We are very fortunate to have Millie helping at the Sharon Historical Society. She is a d...

Here are some photos from our improvised Winter Craft Fair:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hCK39jZ2SL4(Posted by Hana)
12/07/2023

Here are some photos from our improvised Winter Craft Fair:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hCK39jZ2SL4
(Posted by Hana)

Due to the rain we had to cancel our vendors, the band, a bonfire as well as all outdoor games and activities. However we managed to fill the museum with new...

12/07/2023

To our members, viewers, followers .... we hope you have circled Sunday, December 10th on your calendar! It is not only our Quarterly meeting with a brief business meeting at 2:30 in our museum at 16 High Street. but also our Program Chairman, Gary Sullivan, has scheduled a very interesting presentation to begin at 3 p.m. It is about 5-year old Pamela Hollingworth's disappearance from a family picnic 82 years ago. It was September 28, 1941 when she wandered off into the woods of the New Hampshire White Mountains. For 8 days and nights dressed only in a pair of overalls (no tee-shirt nor sweater) and sneakers,, with temps hitting the mid-20s, she continued to persevere. It is said an estimated six thousand individuals volunteered to search for little Pammie.

Pammie's brother. Ted Hollingworth, was 9 years old at that time. He is now in his 90s and a gifted speaker. Now retired after a fascinating career, Ted will give you his first-hand account of the incredible search, how Pammie was found, her remarkable recovery and the aftermath of the ordeal.

We hope you will join us this coming Sunday. Admission is free; our museum is accessible for those who are physically challenged (ramp on driveway side) and refreshments will be served at conclusion of the presentation.

You may also attend via ZOOM. If we don't have your email address, please send it in advance to Shirley at: [email protected]

Posted by Shirley Harris Schofield; Historian & FB Page Administrator/Editor

Will you join us for a story of survival of 5 year old girl over 80 years ago? Our quarterly meeting is coming up this S...
12/06/2023

Will you join us for a story of survival of 5 year old girl over 80 years ago? Our quarterly meeting is coming up this Sunday.
We have a small display on Sharon police department you will be able to view this as well. Thank you John McGrath, your collection is pretty amazing.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hOz-zBbWLjA
(Posted by Hana)

Small Sharon Police department display at Sharon Historical Society. Thank you JJ for preserving history of Sharon Police and fire departments. We are sorry ...

How is this for blast from the past? As we were looking for materials to use for our new Sharon Police Department displa...
12/05/2023

How is this for blast from the past? As we were looking for materials to use for our new Sharon Police Department display we came across these photos (thank you John McGrath!).
You can view a display on our police department during our SUNDAY QUARTERLY MEETING AND TALK - A survival story of 5 year old girl in 1941.
(Posted by Hana)

The Creative Circle is a great opportunity to sit down, chat with fellow crafters and work on a project (or two).(Posted...
12/05/2023

The Creative Circle is a great opportunity to sit down, chat with fellow crafters and work on a project (or two).
(Posted by Hana)

THE INCREDIBLE STORY OF THE SURVIVAL AND RESCUE OF PAMELA HOLLINGWORTH ..... The Sharon Historical Society's December 10...
12/04/2023

THE INCREDIBLE STORY OF THE SURVIVAL AND RESCUE OF PAMELA HOLLINGWORTH ..... The Sharon Historical Society's December 10th Quarterly meeting will feature a FIRST-HAND account of 5-year old Pamela Hollingworth's eight day survival in the rugged White Mountains of New Hampshire. With the aid of photographs, her brother, Ted Hollingworth will share his amazing story of one of the largest search and rescue missions in US history.

The remarkable story of 5 year old Pamela Hollingworth riveted the nation in the fall of 1941. She became the subject of massive search and rescue missions when she wandered alone into the

rugged New Hampshire White Mountains. Hear the extraordinary story of her implausible survival as told by her (then 9 year old brother, Ted.

82 years has passed since one of the largest search and rescue missions in US history riveted this nation. Every adult who was involved in the story firsthand or participated in the search, is likely gone now.

On September 28, 1941, 5 year old Pamela Hollingworth wandered away from her family picnic into the rugged woods of New Hampshire's White Mountains. For the next 8 days and nights, she defied the elements and all logic, wearing only sneakers and a pair of overalls to protect her against frequent rain and freezing temperatures, sometimes hitting the mi-20s. An estimated six thousand military, law enforcement, and civilian volunteers imperilled themselves themselves by scouring the craggy terrain day and night despite increasingly bleak prospects. Pammie's father, Joe, steadfastly pressed-on and motivated countless others to cling to his belief that his plucky little 45 pound daughter had the grit and resolve to persevere.

Pamela's brother, Ted Hollingworth, was 9 years old on that day. He is now in his 90s, and happens to be a gifted speaker. Ted is retired after a fascinating career that included work on top secret US Government and Department of Defense projects and distinguished teaching careers at Emerson College (54 years)* (not a typo) and Harvard University (36)* (also not a typo). With the aid of historical photographs, Ted will give us his first-hand account of the incredible search, hoe Pammie was found,her remarkable recovery, and the aftermath of the ordeal.

Please join us for this fascinating program next

Sunday afternoon, December 10, 2023. Admission is free and all are welcome. Time: 2:30 p.m. (business session), 3:00 p.m. (program) Place: Sharon Historical Society. 16 High Street (or you can attend via Zoom. Refreshments will be served.

We are ready to welcome our visitors. We have displays, crafts and cookies ;O).(Posted by Hana)
12/03/2023

We are ready to welcome our visitors.
We have displays, crafts and cookies ;O).
(Posted by Hana)

Sharon Historical Society at 16 High Street will be open today from 10:30 am to 6 pm. Santa Claus is coming from 12 to 2...
12/03/2023

Sharon Historical Society at 16 High Street will be open today from 10:30 am to 6 pm.
Santa Claus is coming from 12 to 2 pm. Come take a photo.
(Posted by Hana)

Indoor fun - crafts and games at Sharon Historical Society.Today from 10:30 am to 4 pm.(Posted by Hana)
12/03/2023

Indoor fun - crafts and games at Sharon Historical Society.
Today from 10:30 am to 4 pm.
(Posted by Hana)

These are the displays you can view currently at Sharon Historical Society. This is the last chance to see the Veterans ...
12/03/2023

These are the displays you can view currently at Sharon Historical Society. This is the last chance to see the Veterans and Native Americans display.
We are open from 10:30 to 6 pm today!
(Posted by Hana)

Santa Claus will be visiting Sharon Historical Society on Sunday from 12 to 2 pm and will let children of all ages sit o...
12/02/2023

Santa Claus will be visiting Sharon Historical Society on Sunday from 12 to 2 pm and will let children of all ages sit on his lap ;O).
Don't be shy to pop by 16 High Street.
(Posted by Hana)

Small Sharon Police department display is up. Big thank you to John McGrath for donating all the items and letting me to...
12/02/2023

Small Sharon Police department display is up.
Big thank you to John McGrath for donating all the items and letting me to use information and photos from the Sharon Police and Fire museum.
Bring your kids tomorrow, they can play games, make crafts while you learn something about our SPD.
(Posted by Hana)

Our Saturday docents (from left: Debbie, Helen, Milly and Shirley) welcoming Dwight Mac Kerron the president of the Stou...
12/02/2023

Our Saturday docents (from left: Debbie, Helen, Milly and Shirley) welcoming Dwight Mac Kerron the president of the Stoughton Historical Society.
(Posted by Hana)

Sadly rain is coming tomorrow. We had to change the plans for Sunday Craft Fair. We will go ahead with indoor activities...
12/02/2023

Sadly rain is coming tomorrow.
We had to change the plans for Sunday Craft Fair. We will go ahead with indoor activities. Visitors will have a chance to view a few of our new displays, children will be making crafts and playing games.
Santa Claus will come 12 to 2 and children of all ages will have a chance to take a photo in our carriage house.
(Posted by Hana)

Dear neighbors,You are cordially invited to join us for our WINTER CRAFT FAIR!Date: Sunday, December 3rd Time: 10:30 am ...
12/01/2023

Dear neighbors,
You are cordially invited to join us for our WINTER CRAFT FAIR!
Date: Sunday, December 3rd
Time: 10:30 am to 4 pm
Location: 16 High Street, Sharon
We're excited to host another delightful event for the residents of Sharon, providing an opportunity to socialize, appreciate old-fashioned craftsmanship, and indulge in some holiday shopping at our gift shop.
Unfortunately, we had to cancel our planned amazing vendors, but fear not! We have plenty of other attractions to make this day memorable.
Explore the wonders of our main museum, featuring incredible displays such as the Veterans exhibit (including Deborah Sampson), the Native American exhibit, and many others. Our knowledgeable Historian, Shirley Schofield, will be on hand, joined by our dedicated docents Milly, Carolyn, and Beth, ready to answer your questions.
For those with a creative spirit, the bottom level of our building will be transformed into a haven of board games and crafts. Kids can enjoy making simple winter crafts and engaging in Native American crafts. We'll also have a train table and sensory table set up for additional entertainment.
And what's a winter event without a visit from Santa Claus? Santa and his helpers will be spreading joy from 12 pm to 2 pm, giving children of all ages the opportunity to take memorable photos.
While we regret having to cancel our outdoor activities due to the weather, we're optimistic that the day will still be filled with warmth and holiday cheer indoors.
Come join us as we celebrate the season and create lasting memories. Let's think holidays and make this Winter Craft Fair a day to remember!
(Posted by Hana)

Dear members, We are creating a small police display and we have this photograph from John McGrath. Can you help us iden...
11/30/2023

Dear members,
We are creating a small police display and we have this photograph from John McGrath.
Can you help us identify all the names? Thank you.
(Posted by Hana)

Dear neighbors,You are all invited to join us for our WINTER CRAFT MARKET.We will hold it on Sunday - December 3rd from ...
11/30/2023

Dear neighbors,
You are all invited to join us for our WINTER CRAFT MARKET.
We will hold it on Sunday - December 3rd from 10:30 am to 4 pm at 16 High Street in Sharon.
We will create another fun event for residents of Sharon, an opportunity to socialize, admire old fashioned handy work and purchase handmade items (gifts!) from local makers.
We will open the doors to our main museum - we have Veterans display up (including Deborah Sampson), Native American display, Police display and a small display on Pettees store.
We will have the bottom level of our building filled with board games and crafts. We will have simple winter craft for kids to make as well as Native American craft (corn doll).
Our carriage house with the farming display as well as ice industry items and the pleasure carriage will be open for all to see.
We have a band coming (Tree and the sea - Emily and Faisal) will play from 12 pm to 2 pm and Santa Claus with his helpers will come from 12 pm to 2 pm as well. Children of all ages will have an opportunity to take photos.
To make sure our visitors warm up we will have a fire pit set up and we will offer free roasted marshmallows and hot chocolate.
Let’s hope for nice weather and a great day with lots of fun.
Thank you!
(Posted by Hana)

All level and creative souls are welcome. (Posted by Hana)
11/29/2023

All level and creative souls are welcome.
(Posted by Hana)

The Winter Craft Fair is coming up on Sunday. Santa Claus and his helpers will pop by and will let children (of all ages...
11/29/2023

The Winter Craft Fair is coming up on Sunday.
Santa Claus and his helpers will pop by and will let children (of all ages) to sit on his lap and take a photo.
(Posted by Hana)

November is Native American Heritage month. We have a small display at the museum and we have  Ann coming to show childr...
11/29/2023

November is Native American Heritage month.
We have a small display at the museum and we have Ann coming to show children how to make a corn doll - a traditional Native American craft during SUNDAY CRAFT FAIR.
We will have more crafts and games ready for kids inside the building. (Posted by Hana)

Thank you for your support. Those who give $25 or more will receive a free copy of this book.Please make sure you includ...
11/28/2023

Thank you for your support.
Those who give $25 or more will receive a free copy of this book.
Please make sure you include your mailing address along with the donation. Thank you!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KbhDqemGG8s
(Posted by Hana)

If you enjoy old photos you will like this video. If you would like to own copy of a book "Sharon Reflection of the past" with more photos, you can have it f...

Are you aware today, Tuesday, November 28th is National Giving Tuesday?  Are you aware the Sharon Historical Society is ...
11/28/2023

Are you aware today, Tuesday, November 28th is National Giving Tuesday? Are you aware the Sharon Historical Society is a non-profit 501C-3 organization? Many non-profit organizations are posting letters today; thus, our Board of Directors would like to share with you some information about us!

The Sharon Historical Society, Inc., is dedicated to preserving and sharing Sharon's rich history with our community and beyond. Our volunteers maintain archieval records, curate displays, and organize events such as craft fairs, flea markets, lectures on local history, hikes to places of historical interest, and more. We also welcome visitors to our museum to view documents and artifacts of historical significance, to learn the history of their homes and neighborhoods, and to learn how to do archieval and ancestral research. From schoolchildren to retirees, Sharon residents benefit from having a window into the past, and into the contributions and sacrifices of ancestors who paved the way for life in modern-day Sharon.

The Sharon Historical Society, Inc., has a relatively modest annual budget of approximately $30,000 to maintain our museum building and to sponsor community events such as "Reading Frederick Douglass Together" and honoring our veterans every November. Most of that is covered by a combination of membership dues, craft fairs, flea markets, ads in quarterly HERITAGE HUNTER newsletter, email grants and interest provided by the late Robert Donnell. Unlike many historical societies. the Sharon Historical Society, Inc, receives no town funding. The balance comes from the generous donations of members and other Sharon residents who understand and appreciate the importance of our town's rich and deverse heritage and work tirelessly to preserve it.

In this seson of giving, please consider making a tax deductible donation, however modest, to provide the volunteers with the means to keep alive the memories of Sharon's past. You can mail a check, payable to Sharon Historical Society, Inc. to:

Sharon Historical Society, Inc.
Post Office Box 175
Sharon, MA 02067-0175

Alternatively, you can donate to our website: https://www.sharonhistorical.org

Along with our heartfelt thanks to all donors, those who give $25 or more will receive a free copy of the illustrated hardbound book, SHARON--REFLECTIONS OF THE PAST. Please be sure to include your name & address when you make your donation.

With our sincere gratitude and good wishes to our members and to our many viewers ..... from the Board of Directors of the Sharon Historical Society, Inc. (via Paul Lauenstein & Shirley Schofield)

Our Winter Craft Fair is planned for this Sunday.We would like to thank our helpers Cee Weeks and Suzi Osgood Peck. Caro...
11/27/2023

Our Winter Craft Fair is planned for this Sunday.
We would like to thank our helpers Cee Weeks and Suzi Osgood Peck. Carolyn is posting fliers and Suzi lawn signs.
Thank you ladies!
(Posted by Hana)

You are invited to join us for out WINTER CRAFT FAIR on Sunday. We set up warming up station on the bottom level of the ...
11/27/2023

You are invited to join us for out WINTER CRAFT FAIR on Sunday.
We set up warming up station on the bottom level of the museum. We will have a few crafts kids games going on.
We hope to see many of you.
(Posted by Hana)

11/23/2023

WE WISH ALL OUR VIEWERS A HAPPY THANKSGIVING DAY!

Dear members and followers, We are thankful for all our members and active volunteers. And we are thankful for this grea...
11/23/2023

Dear members and followers,
We are thankful for all our members and active volunteers.
And we are thankful for this great community and your support. We are wishing you Happy Thanksgiving/National Day of Mourning.
From thankful board members of Sharon Historical Society.
Photos/poems from Sharon Enterprise 1897.
(Posted by Hana)

11/22/2023

TO ALL OUR VIEWERS, FRIENDS, FOLLOWERS .....

WHEREVER YOU MAY BE .....

HERE, THERE, EVERYWHERE .....

YOU ARE BEING THOUGHT ABOUT WITH HAPPY MEMORIES!

As you sit down with family or friends --- whomever .... may you enjoy your Thanksgiving dinner but also consider sharing your memories of the past!

Did you grow up in Sharon, Boston, California or where? We, too, would love to hear from you! Did you play football or did you grow up in the days before Sharon High had football?

May you enjoy a Happy Thanksgiving knowing that we, here in Sharon, are thinking of you with love and good wishes!

Posted by Shirley Harris Schofield, Sharon's Historian and Historical Society's FB Page Administrator/Editor

Do you know any places in town that are evidence of Native Americans? This video will give you a pretty good idea ;o).ht...
11/21/2023

Do you know any places in town that are evidence of Native Americans? This video will give you a pretty good idea ;o).
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1RfsBbnaZMs
(Posted by Hana)

Here is video - mix of videos, photos and maps - that will give a pretty good idea about the presence of Native Americans in Sharon.

The Sharon Police and Fire museum is gone, sadly. But JJ donated some of the items to us and we are creating a display a...
11/21/2023

The Sharon Police and Fire museum is gone, sadly. But JJ donated some of the items to us and we are creating a display at the bottom level of our museum. Thank you John McGrath!!!
It should be ready within a week.
(Posted by Hana)

We are sprucing up our building. A small cozy corner and display on the lake was added recently. We hope to offer this p...
11/21/2023

We are sprucing up our building. A small cozy corner and display on the lake was added recently. We hope to offer this place to our members for future events and activities.
Feel free to share what events and activities would you like us to hold. Thank you.
(Posted by Hana)

11/21/2023

By now our viewers and followers know we are having a Winter Craft Fair December 3rd. However, we would like to remind you that BEFORE THE FAIR we are continuing to honor our veterans during the month of November (and beyond to December 9th).

For nearly 20 years it has been the tradition of the Sharon Historical Society to honor all veterans of all wars, plus more recently, those killed while serving our country through peacetime.

This coming Saturday, November 25th, our museum at 16 High Street will be having an OPEN HOUSE from 1-4 pm with knowledgeable docents on duty. We have invited members of Sharon's three veterans' organizations, members of Sharon's Police and Fire departments, DPW and, of course, the public as well to attend our presentation. At 2 pm, our member, Col. Joe Blansfield,, will speak about "the year he spent with a support hospital in Iraq." You will not want to miss his presentation. Come early to view our display and stay after the presentation to enjoy refreshments and ask questions about what Sharon was like growing up during the years of World War II!

Posted by Shirley Harris Schofield, Town Historian, Face Book page Administrator and Editor

We are preparing a great day for you at 16 High Street. WINTER CRAFT FAIR is planned for December 3rd. Hope many of you ...
11/20/2023

We are preparing a great day for you at 16 High Street.
WINTER CRAFT FAIR is planned for December 3rd.
Hope many of you will visit.
(Posted by Hana)

We are only 2 weeks away from our WINTER CRAFT FAIR. Hope many of you can join us for some preHoliday fun. (Posted by Ha...
11/19/2023

We are only 2 weeks away from our WINTER CRAFT FAIR.
Hope many of you can join us for some preHoliday fun.
(Posted by Hana)

What are you doing on this rainy Saturday?Our museum is open and Shirley, Milly, Debbie and Don are ready to give you a ...
11/18/2023

What are you doing on this rainy Saturday?
Our museum is open and Shirley, Milly, Debbie and Don are ready to give you a tour of our museum. We are open 1 pm to 4 pm.
We have three new displays on right now: Veterans display, which includes Deborah Sampson and a Native American display.
(Posted by Hana)

This is Sharon. The new Sharon town hall and Lake Massapoag. Visit our museum, come learn more about history of town. We...
11/17/2023

This is Sharon. The new Sharon town hall and Lake Massapoag.
Visit our museum, come learn more about history of town.
We are open Fri 2 to 4, Sat 1 to 4, Sun 4 to 6.
(Posted by Hana)

Rock Ridge Cemetery. The earliest grave is from 1760.Do you see the old grave stone eaten by the tree?In the way it is a...
11/15/2023

Rock Ridge Cemetery. The earliest grave is from 1760.
Do you see the old grave stone eaten by the tree?
In the way it is a lovely thing to see. The nature is taking back what was hers. (Posted by Hana)

Address

16 High Street
Sharon, MA
02067

Opening Hours

Saturday 1pm - 4pm
Sunday 4pm - 6pm

Telephone

(781) 784-9966

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