11/25/20 We wonder how much of the story of the first American Thanksgiving is based on fact and how much was fantasized over the years, but we do have some facts to quote.
In the 17th century, at the beginni... > Shirley Historical Society
11/18/20 By 1830, Benjamin Hartwell Jr. had built a small house with a center chimney, two stories and two windows on two acres on this corner of Center Road.
The Chaplin family lived here through the 1840’s a... > Shirley Historical Society
11/02/20 Tales from the Common by Paul Przybyla
THE AMERICAN CHESTNUT
An October 28, 1838 entry in the journal of the Harvard Shakers recorded that a half bushel of chestnuts had been gathered from the woodl... > Shirley Historical Society