What’s Happening at the Elizabeth Taber Library

Friday, October 15, at 4:00 pm: Halloween Duck Hunt – Find one of the Halloween ducks hidden in and around the library and show off your new buddy with a souvenir photo in our spooky cemetery. Find the Golden Ducky to win a Halloween Prize pack! September- October, Tuesdays and Fridays at 10:30 am (weather […] Read more »

New Exhibit at the Marion Art Center

The Marion Art Center, in collaboration with the Sippican Lands Trust, presents Along the Trails, including works inspired by the natural landscape. The exhibition runs October 14 –November 12, with an opening reception scheduled on Thursday, October 14, from 5:00 pm –7:00 pm. Guests are required to wear masks while inside the MAC.             This […] Read more »

From the Files of the Rochester Historical Society

One of the side benefits of working on an exhibit for the historical museum is discovering people and stories of which I hadn’t been aware. The military part of our new exhibit, which opened October 2, was full of such stories. They were found in news clippings saved over the years by Rochester residents. The […] Read more »

From the Files of the Rochester Historical Society

The picture accompanying this article shows a calm and lovely Mary’s Pond, but as I looked through a scrapbook at the museum, I found an article that showed a very different scene on a May Day about 75 years ago. In the 1940s, Rochester residents were used to seeing planes maneuvering in the sky as […] Read more »

Marion Historical Commission

The Marion Historical Commission is pleased to announce that Ms. Lynn Smiledge has been selected to complete Phase II of updating the Marion Village Historic Survey. Work will begin this month to expand and update the Inventory of Historic Assets, initially completed in 1998, to make it more accessible, easier to use, and fully compliant […] Read more »

Rochester Historical Society

The October meeting of the Rochester Historical Society is at 7:00 on October 20. The program will be” Parlor Entertainment at the Turn of the Century,” presented by Malcolm Phinney. Refreshments will be served. Thanks to all who visited our October 2 event!             The Historical Society’s new exhibit will be open most Sundays in […] Read more »

Openings Available in Sippican School’s Project GROW Preschool Program

 Superintendent Michael S. Nelson wishes to inform the community that openings remain available in the Sippican School’s Project GROW preschool program.             According to the district’s policy regarding Project GROW enrollment, beginning on October 1, if any general education openings remain unfilled, one opening will be reserved for a Marion child. The other openings may […] Read more »

MLT and MWC Connect with Center School Science Program

            In early August when Ben Squire, ORR Elementary Science Coordinator, requested 200 daffodil bulbs for Center School’s third grade life science program, the Mattapoisett Land Trust Education Committee decided to partner with Mattapoisett Woman’s Club Garden group to make this happen.             Cindy Turse, co-chair of MWC Garden Group, said that since 2019 the […] Read more »

From the Files of the Rochester Historical Society

            To begin, I want to apologize for any confusion in last week’s article. Instead of the picture of the old Union Meeting House, there was the photo from the previous week.             In L.C. Humphrey’s papers, he details the original size of Rochester. Rochester, as it was set off to the original proprietors, extended […] Read more »

2021 Mattapoisett Daffodil Project

Remember all those beautiful daffodils that bloomed around Mattapoisett this past spring, in both public and private gardens? You can have some blooming in your yard in spring 2022.             The Mattapoisett Woman’s Club is selling King Alfred daffodil bulbs again this year to raise funds for scholarships. Bulbs will be available for purchase at […] Read more »