Historical Societies

Plymouth Antiquarian Society
126 Water Street
Plymouth , MA
Phone: 508-746-0012

Plymouth Antiquarian Society

The Plymouth Antiquarian Society, founded in 1919, is Plymouth's largest organization dedicated to preserving historic houses and landmarks. The Society owns and maintains three historic houses from different centuries: the 1677 Harlow House, the 1749 Spooner House, and the 1809 Hedge House, and an ancient Native American site, Sacrifice Rock. Read more about Plymouth Antiquarian Society

Plymouth Cordage Company Museum
10 Cordage Park Circle
Plymouth , MA
Phone: 508-746-7707

Plymouth Cordage Historical Society

The Plymouth Cordage Society is aimed at preserving the history of the Plymouth Cordage Company, once the largest rope-making company in the world and the Town of Plymouth's largest employer. A small museum of archives and artifacts is maintained at Cordage Park in North Plymouth. The Museum can be accessed through the tower entrance. Meetings are held at the Museum in Mill #1 on the second Wednesday of the month at 5:30pm (excluding July and August) Read more about Plymouth Cordage Historical Society

General Society of Mayflower Descendants Plymouth MA
Mayflower Society House
4 Winslow Street
Plymouth , MA
Phone: 508-746-3188

General Society of Mayflower Descendants

Founded in 1897, The Mayflower Society, or General Society of Mayflower Descendants (GSMD), is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. Our national headquarters is on the campus of the historic Mayflower Society House in downtown Plymouth, Massachusetts. Membership requires proof of lineage from one of the passengers who traveled to America on the Mayflower in 1620. Read more about General Society of Mayflower Descendants

Jones River Village Historical Society
P.O. Box 22
Kingston , MA
Phone: 781-585-6300

Jones River Village Historical Society

The Jones River Village Historical Society works to collect, preserve and educate the public abou the history of the town of Kingston. It makes its collections accessible through exhibition, research assistance and educational programs and lectures. It also preserves, protects and maintains the Society's headquarters, the Major John Bradford Homestead. Read more about Jones River Village Historical Society

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Norwell Historical Society
4 Jacobs Lane
Norwell , MA
Phone: 781-659-1888

Norwell Historical Society

The Jacobs Farmhouse is considered Society Headquarters and is located at 4 Jacobs Lane in Norwell.  The house was originally built in 1726.  Members of the Jacobs family lived in the house continuously until 1939 when it was given to the Society for the Preservation of New England Antiquities (today called Historic New England).   The Norwell Historical Society oversees the museum on the right Read more about Norwell Historical Society

Middleborough Historical Association & Museum
18 Jackson Street
Middleborough , MA
Phone: 781-361-1427

Middleborough Historical Association & Museum

Middleborough Historical Museum – “Going Forward With The Past” Located in downtown Middleboro, we are home to one of the country's largest collections of Tom Thumb memorabilia, as well as an extensive collection of unique period artifacts displayed within two 1820 mill houses, the West Side Whistle House, the Judge Wilkes Wood Law Office, the Sproat Tavern Outhouse, and an authentic 19th century blacksmith shop and carriage house.

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Pembroke Historical Society
116 Center Street
Pembroke , MA
Phone: 781-293-9083

Pembroke Historical Society

The Pembroke Historical Society was organized in 1950 and incorporated in 1952. The purpose of the non-profit Society is to preserve documents and artifacts of historic interest to the Town of Pembroke, Massachusetts; and shall accept the loan or lease, and responsibility, of any articles or items entrusted to the Society for safe keeping or for permanent placement. The Society shall be dedicated to the preservation of the history of Pembroke and to perpetuate the interest, education, and support of Pembroke residents in the history of our town. Read more about Pembroke Historical Society

Scituate Historical Society at the Kathleen Laidlaw Center
43 Cudworth Road
Scituate , MA
Phone: 781-545-1083

Scituate Historical Society

The Scituate Historical Society is dedicated to the preservation of local historical sites and the education of young and old alike. They are headquartered at  the Kathleen Laidlaw Center, also known as "The Little Red School House", which was purchased from the Town of Scituate in 1984 for $1. This building houses the Society's genealogical and historical library, administrative center, archives and a gift shop. Read more about Scituate Historical Society

The Preservation Society of Newport County
424 Bellevue Avenue
Newport , RI
Phone: 401-847-1000

Newport Mansions

The Newport Mansions offer visitors a unique trip through America’s past. Audio tours at The Breakers, The Elms, Marble House & Rosecliff bring you the personal stories of the men and women who lived in these grand mansions and the household staff who cared for them.  Read more about Newport Mansions

Cohasset Historical Society
106 South Main Street
Cohasset , MA
Phone: 781-383-1434

Cohasset Historical Society

Incorporated originally as an outgrowth of the Committee On Town History, the Cohasset Historical Society has been collecting, safeguarding and exhibiting artifacts relating to Cohasset's historic past since 1928. Headquartered at 106 S. Main St. in the town's original 1903 library, the Society operates two additional seasonal museums in the center of town. Read more about Cohasset Historical Society

Bourne Historical Society Inc.
30 Keene Street
Bourne , MA
Phone: 508-759-8167

Bourne Historical Society

The public is invited to visit the Bourne Historical Center, 30 Keene Street, Bourne Village and step back in time to 1918. An exhibit has been mounted to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the end of World War I. Artifacts and memorabilia emphasizing local connections to the “war to end all wars” are on display. To view this exhibit is to enter a world beyond the reach of memory but very near to parents, grandparents , and great grandparents of our contemporary generations. “Cape Cod and the Great War” will be on exhibit through Armistice Day, November 11th. Open hours are Monday, Tuesday, and Saturday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Read more about Bourne Historical Society