From the Files of the Rochester Historical Society

In Rochester, we are lucky to have churches built over 100 years ago. Two of these still have active congregations and one, the East Rochester Congregational Church, is a museum preserving much of Rochester’s history. However, another one of the town’s churches was not as lucky. Located at the triangle formed by Walnut Plain and […] Read more »

Friends of the Council on Aging

The Friends of the Council on Aging would like to express our sincere thanks to the volunteers who worked hard to make our luncheon a success. We appreciate all the help we receive from the COA. A special thank you to Paula Cobb for creating and donating the fall pumpkin decorations. Thank you to the […] Read more »

Mattapoisett Boy Scouts

The new Scouting year is underway for Mattapoisett Boy Scout Troop 53! Come check out Scouting. We offer activities including biking, kayaking, hiking, climbing, and fun monthly campouts and more. We are looking for boys ages 11 to 17 to join us for adventure. No previous Scouting experience is necessary. Call or text 508-245-2948 for […] Read more »

Celebrate Diversity Through Art at the Elizabeth Taber Library

The Elizabeth Taber Library is teaming with local organization Tri-Town Against Racism to celebrate diversity through art. Pick up a free art canvas at the ETL, create a work of art that represents you, your heritage, or your experiences growing up in the Tri-Town, and return it to the library to be displayed in our […] Read more »

From the Files of the Rochester Historical Society

Of all the items found in the Historical Society, the many scrapbooks that have been donated give us a good look at everyday life in Rochester’s past. For every scrapbook in the museum, there are at least twice as many in the homes of Rochester’s residents. These are not the “scrapbooking” collections popular today; rather, […] Read more »

Call for Entries: Along the Trails

The Marion Art Center, in collaboration with the Sippican Lands Trust, extends an invitation to area artists to submit works of art for our upcoming fall exhibition entitled, “Along the Trails,” which will include works inspired by the natural landscape. This year, experiencing and celebrating the beauty of nature and outdoor spaces seems more compelling […] Read more »

From the Files of the Rochester Historical Society

A big item in the files at the museum are the minutes of all the Historical Society meetings from its start in 1967. Minutes include reports on what was said and done during meetings and also descriptions of programs. Because of this, we have additional insight into Rochester’s past often provided by residents who have […] Read more »

Rochester Historical Society at COA

Look for the Rochester Historical Table at the Rochester COA’s Crafter Bash and Attic Treasure event on September 11 from 9:00 am – 2:00 pm. We will have our new 1/4 zip sweatshirts and long-sleeved town seal t-shirts, as well as all our other clothing and hats. In addition, we’ll have Rochester-themed books, boxes, maps, […] Read more »

Marion Cultural Council Seeks Volunteers

Are you interested in supporting local cultural events in Marion? Have you considered serving on a board and helping to determine how to disperse funds for cultural events? The Marion Cultural Council is looking for up to five volunteers interested in serving as voting members who can help share ideas and knowledge when making determinations […] Read more »

Marion Cultural Council Seeks Local Funding Proposals

Marion Cultural Council is excited to receive online grant applications for individuals and organizations for art and STEM-related projects that will help to enrich the Marion community beginning September 1, 2021. Marion Cultural Council has set an October 15 deadline for organizations, schools, and individuals to apply for grants that support cultural activities and proposals […] Read more »