Keith House

Keith House The James Keith Parsonage was built in 1662 and housed the first permanent minister of Bridgewater, MA. It is currently operated by the Old Bridgewater Historical Society as a colonial home museum.
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Old Bridgewater Historical Society
06/07/2020

Old Bridgewater Historical Society

Did you know that the Keith House contains at least one colonial 'witch mark'? One of the doors to the gift shop is carved with the VV mark meant to ward off witches. It stands for "virgin of virgins" and is a reference to the Virgin Mary.

03/26/2020
What Goes Around Comes Around: the Lincoln Assasination

Check out this past lecture from Dr. Turner about the assassination of President Lincoln. It was super informative!

Feburary 17, 2019. Presentation by Dr. Thomas R. Turner. There are many theories as to why John Wilkes Booth shot Abraham Lincoln. Was he an insane actor, a ...

03/24/2020
Rev. James Keith and His Bridgewater Home

Rev. James Keith and His Bridgewater Home

March 26, 2017. Presentation by Shellie Karol-Chik. Shellie Karol-Chik, president of the Old Bridgewater Historical Society, will present an in-depth look at...

03/24/2020
Rev. James Keith and His Bridgewater Home

Curious about the Keith house? Check out this incredible YouTube video!

March 26, 2017. Presentation by Shellie Karol-Chik. Shellie Karol-Chik, president of the Old Bridgewater Historical Society, will present an in-depth look at...

Happy Holidays from OBHS.  May your season be Merry and Bright!
11/27/2019

Happy Holidays from OBHS. May your season be Merry and Bright!

It was like a Keith family reunion today!Jennifer is a Keith who came from Chicago to visit.Lucinda and Carrie are Keith...
09/15/2019

It was like a Keith family reunion today!
Jennifer is a Keith who came from Chicago to visit.
Lucinda and Carrie are Keith cousins visiting from Falmouth who brought their cousin David Keith all the way from California!
All are pictured with our President, Shellie and our VP Jeannie who both are Rev. James Keith decendents as well.
Nice to meet you, cousins!

09/15/2019

Today is the last day the Keith House will be open this year. Stop in today from 12-3 to see this historic home!

09/15/2019

Today is the last open day of the season at the Keith House! Stop in from 12-3 and tour this incredible house!

09/15/2019

Open today!
12PM -3 PM

08/25/2019

The Keith House will be open from 12-3 today. Brian and Mary will be on hand to show you around this colonial home.

Old Bridgewater Historical Society
08/17/2019

Old Bridgewater Historical Society

The Old Bridgewater Historical Society is excited to announce our new fundraiser, as we celebrate our 125th year! (OBHS was founded 1894). Our "125th Anniversary Raffle" includes some wonderful items, including 2 TICKETS TO THE PATRIOTS VS. CLEVELAND BROWNS GAME on October 27th at Gillette Stadium. THESE ARE CLUB SEATS valued at $700. But that's not all!!! Also in the basket are gift cards for Atina Asian Bistro, Boston Tavern, Bridgewater Bagel, Crystal's Kitchen, Good Days Restaurant, Kenny O'Bryan's Pub, Lawadessa Restaurant, My Sister and I, Skinner's Sugar House, Roche Brothers, Trader Joe's, Dewherst Lumber, Hobby Lobby, Champion's Barbershop, Cindi's Hair Studio, Get in Shape for Women, Martha's Cleaners, South Shore Cinemas (EBW), P&L Paintball, and gifts from Michael H. Jewelers, Sunny Line Builder's Supply, Meineke, Perfect Nails, and Jessy's Liquors. OBHS has contributed a one-year membership to OBHS, an Ancestry DNA kit, "New England Rocks" book, washtub and fairy lights, OBHS mug, and OBHS tee-shirt. WOW - can you believe it! Tickets are available on our website's store at https://www.oldbridgewater.org/product/2019-raffle-basket-entries/ (5 for $20) or from OBHS board members. They will also be sold at upcoming OBHS events, and at West Bridgewater's Park Day Event on September 8th. The drawing will be held at 99 Restaurant, Sept. 24th. Winner doesn't need to be present to WIN!

Astrid and her dad dropped by for Colonial Kids' Day at the Keith House.  Miss Lisa (board member Lisa Kern) coordinated...
06/08/2019

Astrid and her dad dropped by for Colonial Kids' Day at the Keith House. Miss Lisa (board member Lisa Kern) coordinated the event.

Elayna and Bill stopped by the Keith House this afternoon during River Walk, and were given a tour by newest board membe...
06/02/2019

Elayna and Bill stopped by the Keith House this afternoon during River Walk, and were given a tour by newest board member Jackie. Featured in the second photo are board members (left to right) Mary, Jeannie, and Norma.

Please join us at Colonial Kids' Day, hosted by OBHS, on Sat., June 8 from 1-3p.m. Children (ages 5-10) will have fun le...
05/27/2019
Old Bridgewater Historical Society – Where History Thrives

Please join us at Colonial Kids' Day, hosted by OBHS, on Sat., June 8 from 1-3p.m. Children (ages 5-10) will have fun learning about a Colonial child's life at home, school, and play through hands-on crafts, games and storytelling. Free event. Parents must stay on property during the program. Keith House, 199 River St., WBW. Visit www.oldbridgewater.org for more information.

Stop by between 12 and 3 today!
05/12/2019

Stop by between 12 and 3 today!

Keeping warm at the Keith House the old fashioned way!

The Frechette family stopped into say hello.  Nice to meet you Frechettes!  The Keith House is open today (Sunday) until...
05/05/2019

The Frechette family stopped into say hello. Nice to meet you Frechettes! The Keith House is open today (Sunday) until 3.

05/05/2019

The Keith House is open today 12-3pm! First time this season! Come stop by!

Have you been on a tour of The Keith House yet? Visit tomorrow between 1pm and 4pm. Your tour guides are volunteers Mary...
09/15/2018

Have you been on a tour of The Keith House yet?
Visit tomorrow between 1pm and 4pm.
Your tour guides are volunteers Mary and Carlton.

09/02/2018

Please note: The Keith House will not be open September 2 or 9. We will be closed for Labor Day Weekend on September 2. On September 9, please visit us up the street at Park Day.

Old Bridgewater Historical Society
08/12/2018

Old Bridgewater Historical Society

Have you visited the gift shop at The Keith House? Open every Sunday now until October 7th from 1pm -4pm.

Old Bridgewater Historical Society
07/08/2018

Old Bridgewater Historical Society

Ready for Colonial Kids! Bring your kiddo today 2pm-3pm

Open for tours today 1pm -4pm
07/08/2018

Open for tours today 1pm -4pm

Getting ready for Colonial Kids at the Keith House. Come join us July 8th at 2pm.
06/29/2018

Getting ready for Colonial Kids at the Keith House. Come join us July 8th at 2pm.

06/14/2018
We're so excited to be part of this event this summer!
06/08/2018

We're so excited to be part of this event this summer!

06/03/2018

So happy to see so many new faces at the Keith House during #wbriverwalk today! Hope to see you at Town Meeting tomorrow to support OBHS in our efforts to maintain and care for our Keith House and Memorial Building into the future!

Come visit us at #WBRiverWalk!
05/30/2018

Come visit us at #WBRiverWalk!

Here's what you need to be in the know for River Walk 2018!

Massachusetts Archaeological Society
04/14/2018

Massachusetts Archaeological Society

A field school opportunity in Amherst, MA from our friends at UMass.

02/21/2018

The Keith House will be opening up for the season in just a few months. We're already looking for volunteers to spend three hours on a Sunday afternoon there to learn about the house and help give tours! One Sunday is all you need. Contact us if you are interested!

Keith House's cover photo
02/21/2018

Keith House's cover photo

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199 River St
West Bridgewater, MA
02379

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