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 »

Marion Historic District Study Committee

The Marion Select Board recently approved the request of the Marion Historical Commission to appoint a seven-member Local Historic District Study Committee to explore the possibilities of establishing a local historic district in the Marion Village area.             This process is based on the Massachusetts Historical Commission’s provisions under MA General Laws, Ch. 40C. It […] Read more »

OCT Culinary and Welding Training

Old Colony Technical Institute launches free Culinary and Welding training, including job placement. Career opportunities await you if your goal is to improve your vocational skills, need training and job placement. Old Colony Regional School District has forged an ongoing partnership with MassHire, Greater New Bedford Workforce Board and the New Bedford Career Center. Together, […] Read more »

Marion Natural History Museum

The Marion Natural History Museum would like to thank Jim Pierson for his presentation on an introduction to Backyard Archaeology for our afterschool group. The students had a chance to take a close look at some of the artifacts he’s found in his backyard and were shown how to use a metal detector to help […] Read more »

Heating and Utility Relief for Tri-Town Area Elders

Coastline Elderly Services, Inc. is providing assistance to older people in the communities of Marion, Mattapoisett and Rochester who need help with paying the heat or electric bills.             The funds will pay for gas, electric, propane, wood or other heating needs to help reduce the financial burden for many elders who have difficulty with […] Read more »

Small Works and Holiday Shop 2022

 The Marion Art Center announces its annual exhibit Small Works and Holiday Shop. The show runs November 11 through December 16, with an opening reception scheduled on Saturday, November 12 from 3:00-5:00 pm. The exhibit will feature original works of art, all under 14 inches, plus a curated selection of handmade goods, such as jewelry, […] Read more »

From the Files of the Rochester Historical Society

In the earliest days of Rochester, laws for the town were made at Proprietors’ meetings held in Plymouth, but as time passed, the meetings were held in Rochester. When the town was incorporated on June 4, 1686 under the name of Rochester-town in New England, laws began to be made by the freemen who made […] Read more »

Alewives Anonymous 2022 Herring Counts

The results of the 2022 alewives (river herring) migration as recorded by an electronic fish counter on the Mattapoisett River at Snipatuit Pond have been completed. This year’s count of herring in the Mattapoisett River was 2,332, an increase of 446 over the 2021 total of 1,886. Counting conditions were ideal this past spring, the […] 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 »

From the Files of the Rochester Historical Society

This past Saturday, the Rochester Historical Society opened its new exhibit: Maps, Signs and Celebrations, Part 1. This exhibit displays some of the signs and maps in our collection and connects both to people and places. The display was not originally going to be divided into two parts, but I underestimated the depth of our […] Read more »