1:00 pm13:00

Final Open House Date for 2016

The Scituate Historical Society will open the Lawson Tower, Scituate Light, the Cudworth House, the Bates House, the Mann House and the Maritime and Irish Mossing Museum today from 1:00 to 4:00 for the final open house of the season.

The Maritime and Irish Mossing Museum will continue its weekly Sunday hours of 1:00 to 4:00.

Mossers Reunion
12:00 pm12:00

Mossers Reunion

Irish Mossers from all over the South Shore will hold a reunion on Saturday August 13th from Noon to 4:00 at the Maritime & Irish Mossing Museum on the Dritway.

Aug 7

Open House Hours for Heritage Days

Saturday and Sunday August 6 and August 7 will mark the annual Heritage Days weekend in Scituate. The Mann House, the Cudworth House, the Bates House, the Maritime and Irish Mossing Museum, Lawson Tower and Scituate Light will be open to guests from 1:00 to 4:00pm each day.

The Stockbridge Grist Mill will also be open and grinding corn. Additional parking is available at the Water Department garage across the street. There are very few opportunities to see the Mill in action. Don't miss out!!

1:00 pm13:00

Second Open House

Sunday July 10 from 1:00 to 4:00pm The Scituate Historical Society will once again open up the Mann House, the Bates House, the Cudworth House, the Maritime and Irish Mossing Museum, Lawson Tower, and Scituate Light for tours. Please try to visit.

7:00 pm19:00

Lawson Tower Chimes Concert

Lenae Badger has arranged for a wonderful event to follow the July 4th Holiday.  

7 pm
Gerald Martindale

Gerald Martindale was appointed Carillonneur of the historic Metropolitan United Church of Toronto in 1997 and retired from that position in March 2016. Since that time he has been playing the Exhibition Place carillon regularly.  He earned a Bachelor of Musical Arts degree from the University of Windsor and holds Associate Diplomas in Organ from the Royal Conservatory of Music of Toronto and the Royal Canadian College of Organists. In November 2012 he passed his Associate Carillonneur Exam administered by the Guild of Carillonneurs in North America. He studied carillon with Dr. Sydney Shep, former Carillonneur of the University of Toronto. On a private basis, Mr. Martindale teaches piano and organ. He also sings in 2 community choirs and rings with the Metropolitan United Church Handbell Choir. For the past 16 years, Mr. Martindale has been active as a background performer for movie and television productions, having acted in over 300 productions.  In July 2015 he concluded his 18th annual carillon concert tour of the United States. While on his 6th concert tour of Europe in August 2014, he performed 23 recitals throughout Denmark, Sweden, Germany, Holland, Belgium, and France.



1:00 pm13:00

First Open House of 2016

Sun May 22, 2016 from 1:00 to 4:00pm The Scituate Historical Society will host its first open house of the year at the Lawson Tower, the Bates House, the Mann House, the Cudworth House, The Maritime and Irish Mossing Museum, and Scituate Light.




6:30 pm18:30

The Spring is Here and The Scituate Historical Society will host a Special Guest Speaker at GAR Hall

Please join the Scituate HIstorical Society in welcoming Margherita Desy to the Grand Army Hall on Country Way, Monday May 2nd at 6:30pm.

Margherita Desy is a curator and historian of New England maritime and early U.S. Navy histories.  Employed by the Naval History & Heritage Command Detachment Boston, Margherita is historian for USS Constitution.  She has also worked for Historic New England, the USS Constitution Museum, the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History, the United States Holocaust Museum in Washington, DC, the Harriet Beecher Stowe House in Hartford, and for 20 years at Mystic Seaport in Mystic, Connecticut.  Margherita taught for fourteen years as adjunct faculty at Tufts University  in the Museum Studies Program in the Graduate and Professional Studies Department.


Ms. Desy has a BA in History & Art History from the College of the Holy Cross, an MA in American Civilization from The George Washington University.  She was a fellow at the Preservation Society of Newport County, has studied at Sotheby’s Institute in London, and at the Attingham Summer School in England.


Margherita Desy has been published in the Nautical Research Journal, Naval History Magazine, and the Encyclopedia of American Maritime Literature of the Sea and Great Lakes.  She has been script advisor and on-camera historian for several PBS television shows, numerous documentaries aired in the United States, Great Britain, and Canada, and for History Channel productions on USS Constitution and Tall Ships. 


6:30 pm18:30

Etrusco Anniversary Dinner

Come help us celebrate the epic event called Etrusco! The Harbor Methodist Church will host a turkey dinner on Saturday March 12th at 6:30pm.  Reservations will be accepted at the Little Red Schoolhouse in the second week of the New Year. Tickets are $20.00.