News from the Rochester Historical Society

Our upcoming yard sale is a rain or shine event from 9-3, August 3 and 10-2, August 4. Last week I neglected to remind everyone that we don’t take clothing, shoes or large electronics (TVs, humidifiers, etc.). The drop off dates are: July 19 11-1, July 20 9:30-11:30, July 23 1-3 and July 30 10:30-1 […] Read more »

Safety Rules for Kayak Use

Kayaking in Sippican Harbor and Buzzards Bay can be a thrilling and delightful experience that combines the serenity of nature with the excitement of adventure on the water. The harbors calm, clear waters and picturesque coastline create an ideal setting for both novice and experienced kayakers to explore. The numerous coves, inlets and islands provide […] Read more »

Escape the Heat and Dive into History

As Harbor Days approaches, the Mattapoisett Museum invites all visitors to take a refreshing break from the summer heat and enjoy a delightful afternoon of history, culture and family fun. On Saturday, July 20, from noon to 4 pm, the museum, located at 5 Church Street in Mattapoisett, will open its doors to the community […] Read more »

Blessing of the Animals

All creatures are welcome for a blessing of the animals to take place on Sunday, August 11 during our Sunday morning worship service, which begins at 9 am. The pet blessing is hosted by the Mattapoisett Congregational Church, 27 Church Street in Mattapoisett, on the church lawn. Please bring a chair or blanket to sit […] Read more »

Upcoming Auditions at the MAC

The Marion Art Center announces open auditions on Sunday, July 21 from 1:00-3:00 pm for the October production of Becky Nurse of Salem, written by Sarah Ruhl and directed by Brienne Riccio. Nine performance dates are scheduled October 11-27, 2024.             Becky Nurse of Salem is touted as a modern day dark comedy about a […] Read more »

MWC Pie & Bake Sale

On Saturday, July 20, as part of the Mattapoisett Lions Club’s annual Harbor Days Festival, the Mattapoisett Woman’s Club’s will offer its annual homemade Pie and Pastry Sale under the Lions Club’s Big White Tent. The event runs from 9 am until all the items are sold.             You are guaranteed to find that a […] Read more »

From the Files of the Rochester Historical Society

Some of the earliest toys in colonial New England, including Rochester, were dolls. The three dolls shown in the picture would have been home made using readily available material. The yarn doll on the right could be put together quickly with leftover yarn. This would not be one of the earliest dolls as it first […] Read more »

Turning Point

Turning Point, the day resource center of the Wareham Area Committee for the Homeless (WACH), celebrated the opening of their “new” location for Baby Point last Thursday. A Turning Point service that helps young families in need, Baby Point’s “new” location is actually just a set of stairs away from its former location at 3 […] Read more »

Rules for Wearing a Life Jacket

Wearing a life jacket/Personal Flotation Device (PFD) while on the water is crucial for ensuring safety and can be a life-saving decision in the event of an accident. Life jackets (PFD’s) provide essential buoyancy that helps keep individuals afloat, even if they are unconscious or exhausted.             This is particularly important in unexpected situations such […] Read more »

SCUBA – Diving Into Friendship with God

We are getting excited at First Congregational Church of Rochester for our free summer Vacation Bible School program to be held July 15 to 19 from 9:00 am – 12:00 pm. There are plenty of spots still available for kids in grades K-6 and openings for teen volunteers as well. Come for one day or […] Read more »