Happy New Year from Rochester Historical Society

While we are taking a break from meetings for the winter, anyone who would like to view the current exhibit may visit by appointment (call 508-295-8908.) The exhibit will also be available in the spring. We will be resuming activities in April with our first meeting on April 20 at 7:00. Look for more info […] Read more »

Mattapoisett Woman’s Club Offers Scholarships

Mattapoisett Woman’s Club is pleased to offer (2) $2,000.00 scholarship awards to Mattapoisett residents who are high school seniors, graduating in June 2022.             In addition, there will be a $1,000.00 scholarship granted to a Mattapoisett resident who is reentering the academic world after graduation and is in pursuit of a post secondary degree. Please […] Read more »

From the Files of the Rochester Historical Society

At one time, my husband’s favorite TV show was History Detectives. Viewers sent in questions and the show’s cast, using the many resources of their network, searched out answers. In a previous article I asked the question, “What happened to Bonney Hill?” The hill, a great sledding spot, had been mentioned in an older poem. […] Read more »

Tri-Town Against Racism

As we start the New Year, it is important that we move into forward progress for the safety, health and well-being of our Tri-Town region. 2021 ended with the vandalism of the Little Free Diverse Library on Ned’s Point. This disheartening experience shows the need for folks to engage locally in conversations about how we […] Read more »

From the Files of the Rochester Historical Society

Looking through the memoirs of Abraham Holmes, born in 1754, he mentions various relatives and other Rochester residents who lived into their 80’s and 90’s, but they are greatly outnumbered by the many who “died young, ” often in early childhood. He mentions people who died by drowning, in war, in house fires, from exploding […] Read more »

The Catholic Church Wants Your Opinions

The Catholic Church worldwide is undertaking a “fact finding mission” to the extent that has never happened before. This project starts in Rome with the Pope and extends down right to St. Mary’s in Fairhaven. The Catholic Church hierarchy is very interested in what Catholics around the world are thinking about their Church.             Participating […] Read more »

MA Preservation Projects Fund Grant Cycle Announced

The Marion Historical Commission would like to share information with the Tri-town communities about the next round of state Preservation Grants.             The Massachusetts Historical Commission has just announced Round 28 of the Massachusetts Preservation Projects Fund grant program (MPPF.)             The MPPF is a state-funded 50% reimbursable matching grant program established in 1984 to […] Read more »

Mattapoisett Christmas Tree Disposal

Christmas tree pickup in the Town of Mattapoisett is scheduled for the weeks of January 3 through January 14. Christmas trees should be placed curbside by 7:00 am on the day of your regularly scheduled rubbish pickup. Trees are also accepted at the Transfer Station on Tinkham Hill Road. Trees in plastic bags or with […] Read more »

From the Files of the Rochester Historical Society

            With winter upon us, thoughts turn to cold weather and snow. It’s been several years since we have had any really significant snowstorms. Whether due to climate change or selective memory, most of us remember the snowstorms of our childhoods as bringing more abundant and deeper amounts of the white stuff.             Referring once […] Read more »

Christmas Tree Disposal

The Town of Marion will offer curbside Christmas tree collection during the week of January 10 through January 14. All trees must be curbside by 7:00 am on the day of your regular rubbish collection. Please ensure rubbish containers are not blocked by leaving no less than 5 feet of clearance on each side. Marion […] Read more »