Author Archives: Linda Burke

Public Events and Museum Tours Cancelled

Due to the Coronavirus Pandemic, the Wareham Historical Society has no choice but to cancel all public events for the 2020 summer season. This includes our monthly speaker programs, museum tours and our 44th annual Fourth of July Annual Antique and Craft Faire.  … Continue reading

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WHS Scholarship Recipient Announced

The Wareham Historical Society proudly announces that a $1,000 scholarship award has been given to Lukas Watkins. Lukas will be attending Curry College this fall.  Due to COVID-19 and changes in graduation ceremonies, the scholarship will be officially announced 6:30 … Continue reading

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Show and Tell POSTPONED

Monday’s program, 3/16/20, has been postponed until May 2020. Wareham Historical Society’s “Show and Tell” will be postponed out of caution and concern for our guests, because information about COVID-19 is changing hourly.   Please bring an item from your own … Continue reading

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A Tribute to Black History Month with Wareham History: Dempsey’s Dream

Monday, February 17, 2020 Methodist Meeting House, 495 Main Street, Wareham, MA  02571 ADMISSION:  Members are free, non-members-$2.00 Hear local historian Lynda Ames in a tribute program titled, Dempsey’s Dream: A  story of racial equality within a forgotten piece of  Wareham history. … Continue reading

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“Not For Ourselves Alone,” Part II

Monday, Feb. 3, 2020, at 7 p.m. Methodist Meeting House, 495 Main Street, Wareham, MA  02571 This is a continuation of the film, showing what transpired in the years after the Seneca Falls Convention that led to the dramatic legislation … Continue reading

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Seneca Falls Convention: Women’s Suffrage Movement for National Women’s Rights

Monday, January 20, 2020, at 7 p.m. Methodist Meeting House, 495 Main Street, Wareham, MA  02571 Please join the Wareham Historical Society as we commemorate the 100 year anniversary of the National Women’s Suffrage Movement, which led to the 19th … Continue reading

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Presentation: The Spiritualists’ Summer Home by the Sea

A Presentation by Historian Michael J. Maddigan Monday, November 18, 2019, at 7 p.m. Methodist Meeting House, 495 Main Street, Wareham In 1877 Victorian-era Spiritualists who believed in communication with the dead held a camp meeting on the shore of … Continue reading

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Tremont Nail Company 200th Anniversary Exhibit

The Wareham Historical Society invites the public to an exhibit and film event celebrating the 200th Anniversary of the Tremont Nail Company.  Documents, artifacts, photographs, and other items will be on display.  A WCTV 45-minute documentary film on the oldest … Continue reading

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Beth Luey, Author of At Home: Historic Houses of Eastern Massachusetts

Monday, September 16, 2019 at 7 p.m. Methodist Meeting House, 495 Main St., Wareham, MA  02571 Admission:  Members- free, Non-members $2.00 The Fairbanks House in Dedham is the oldest house in Massachusetts It is plain–almost primitive. It has never had running water, … Continue reading

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Grace Morrison Concert and Ice Cream Social

Monday, August 19, 2019 5 p.m. – 7 p.m. 495 Main Street, Wareham Methodist Meeting House (now air-conditioned!) The Wareham Historical Society proudly presents Grace Morrison in concert! She is a Pop, Folk, Roots and Country artist who will entertain … Continue reading

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