Mattapoisett Historical Society Events

Annual Meeting 2018, Gallery Opening, & Book Signing – We will be holding our annual meeting on September 16at 2:00 pm at 5 Church Street in Mattapoisett. After we attend to business, Seth Mendell, President Emeritus, will give a short talk about the building of the bark Wanderer. Following the talk, we will have a reception for the newly installed Mendell Maritime Gallery and Seth will be available to sign copies of our newest publication: Voyages of the Wanderer. All are welcome! Need more information? Please call 508-758-2844 or go to our website

Schooner Ernestina Morrissey Presentation – Learn about the history of, renovation of, and vision for the Schooner Ernestina Morrissey at 5 Church Street in Mattapoisett on Thursday, September 27at 6:30 pm. The vessel was built in 1894 at the James and Tarr Shipyard for the Gloucester fishing fleet. Under Captain Bob Bartlett, she sailed to within 600 miles of the North Pole, and later brought immigrants to the U.S. under the power of sail. Returned to the US in 1982 as a gift from the newly independent Cape Verdean people, she sailed as an educator until 2005. Questions? Please call 508-758-2844 or visit the Ernestina website:

Paranormal 101 & an Investigation of the 1821 Meetinghouse – Join paranormal expert Tim Weisberg at the Mattapoisett Historical Society (5 Church Street) on Thursday, October 11at 6:00 pm for an introduction to paranormal investigation techniques, followed by a group investigation at the museum’s 1821 meetinghouse! Tim is the host of the popular podcast and radio show Spooky Southcoast, which airs every Saturday. Admission is $10 and tickets are available online: This is a fundraiser to benefit the Mattapoisett Historical Society, and tickets are limited, so don’t wait! Questions? Please call 508-758-2844.

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