The South Shore Leader in Historic Preservation and Education

Welcome

The Scituate Historical Society Home Page

Welcome

The Scituate Historical Society is the South Shore leader in historic preservation and education. For more than 100 years the Society has been at the forefront of telling the stories and saving the spaces that have made Scituate unique.  Located at the Kathleen Laidlaw Center, 43 Cudworth Road, The Scituate Historical Society owns 5 properties of its own and has custody and administration of 6 more properties owned by the Town of Scituate.
Our phone number is 781-545-1083 and our email address is scituatehist@aol.com.
Use the box below to speed up your search. While work continues on this site, most of the images are named and tagged to help you find what you are looking for. Unfortunately the newsletter archive is not searchable from this page yet.
Interior of the Cudworth House

Interior of the Cudworth House

The Society is eager for new members and a membership can be purchased through our gift shop link. Learn about our events at the events link.  
Click here for a hard copy of our membership form that you can print out and return.

Lawson Tower is one of the sites administered by the Scituate Historical Society on behalf of the Town of Scituate. The Bates House, The Mann House, The Cudworth House, The Lawson Gates, and Scituate Light are the others. The Society owns the Grand Army Hall, the Old Oaken Bucket House, the Maritime and Irish Mossing Museum, the Stockbridge Grist Mill, and the Laidlaw Center on Cudworth Road.

Follow the links above to enjoy galleries of images about each site. There are additional links offering the history of each and maps to get you there. There are notes on Old Scituate families, articles of interest, and an pdf archive of the Society newsletters going back to 1949.
 
A Wheel from the Cushing Shay

A Wheel from the Cushing Shay