Mattapoisett Woman’s Club 2023 Garden Tour

Have you ever stood at the window facing your backyard and said, “The garden is really turning out beautifully this summer. I sure do wish I could find a way to share it with people.” Well, the Mattapoisett Woman’s Club may have a way for you to make that wish come true.             Next summer, […] Read more »

From the Files of the Rochester Historical Society

I always like it when an article I have written leads to a second article because of a reader’s response. I think in the newspaper industry that means it is a story with legs. Often, the person responding has a much greater depth of knowledge than I do. This happened after I wrote the article […] Read more »

Sippican Historical Society

Marion (Old Rochester) is one of the oldest towns in the United States, and the Sippican Historical Society maintains an extensive collection of documentation on its historic buildings. In 1998, the Sippican Historical Society commissioned an architectural survey of Marion’s historic homes and buildings. Over 100 were cataloged and photographed. SHS will feature one building […] Read more »

Call for Entries to the MAC’s Summer Members’ Show

The Marion Art Center is seeking entries for its upcoming Summer Members’ Show. The show runs August 12 – September 16, with an opening reception scheduled on Friday, Aug. 12 from 5-7 pm. All MAC members are invited to participate with up to two pieces each. Any artist who would like to participate can become […] Read more »

From the Files of the Rochester Historical Society

Here at the Rochester Historical Museum, we have lots of artifacts. The Curator’s exhibits over the last two years have showcased many of them. Our new exhibit coming in October will be focusing on three categories of items located here, and they are signs, maps and a look at the many town celebrations that have […] Read more »

From the Files of the Rochester Historical Society

When I wrote about Rochester’s 10th anniversary of the ending of the Revolutionary War, I listed the many toasts made by the dignitaries at Ruggles Tavern, which was located in front of the house shown in the picture. Of the many toasts listed, numbers 5 and 6 were to the governor and lieutenant governor serving […] Read more »

From the Files of the Rochester Historical Society

I remember learning about the Pilgrims and Puritans in elementary school. These early settlers of what would become Massachusetts were willing to risk the dangers of a sea voyage and wilderness for their religious beliefs and the freedom to practice them. As I learned more of the history of early colonial Massachusetts, I was struck […] Read more »

Vacation Bible School

Wrap up your children’s summer this year with an exciting one-week Vacation Bible School (VBS.) The First Church of Marion is inviting parents & grandparents of their children entering grades Kindergarten through 6th grade this fall 2022 to register them to VBS. This year’s theme is “Make Waves” emphasizing our beautiful beach communities. The VBS […] Read more »

FoMCOA at Harbor Days

Look for The Friends of the Mattapoisett COA booth at the upcoming Harbor Days Celebration. We will be near the tent with all of our Mattapoisett Shirts, Sweatshirts and other logo items. This will be your last chance to purchase raffle tickets for the Priscilla Hathaway painting. The winning ticket will be drawn during Harbor […] Read more »

Why Turtles Cross the Road — and What You Can Do To Help Them

On the morning of June 14, three diamondback terrapins were struck and killed by cars while crossing the Weweantic Bridge, the busy Route 6 thoroughfare linking the towns of Wareham and Marion. A concerned motorist, Mike Maurer from Marion, managed to save a fourth terrapin and notified the New England Coastal Wildlife Alliance (NECWA) of […] Read more »