The Home to the Scituate HIstorical Society Archives
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Laidlaw Center Gift Shop
Gates School Through the Years
Pulitizer Prize Winner - Hangs in Newseum in Washington DC - Kevin Cole
The Kathleen Laidlaw Center
Home to the Scituate Historical Society, The Little Red School House was the town's original high school. Today the School House houses family records, maps, and other resources for the local historian. Visit the gift shop there is you are ever visiting Scituate.
A Great Postcard
The building once had a widow's walk which the Society hopes to recreate this year.
In this image, Mrs. Laidlaw is climbing the ladder to the top of Scituate Light.
Lighthouse Door Stops
A near mint collection of lighthouse door stops is on display at the Schoolhouse.
A grain chest from the Stockbridge Grist MIll; considered so rare it was on display at the Museum of Fine Arts as an example of colonial life for many years.
Josephine Lewis Painting
These are the buildings managed by the Society on behalf of the Town
These are the buildings the Society owns and manages.
This window was installed in the renovation of the Schoolhouse that took place in 2010. It was originally a window at the Gates School.
The Genealogy Room
These are just a portion of the genealogical records the Society holds for researchers.
Chief Justice William Cushing by Cyrus Dallin
The original bronze cast by renowned artist Cyrus Dallin. For many years mounted on a stone off Route 3A. A replica is now in place by the rotary in Greenbush.
Restored as part of a Community Preservation Project.
Aldie and Olga Finney donated this amazing collection of carved ducks.
A Lighthouse model second to none can be found in the Maritime room of the Little Red Schoolhouse
Another view of the Grain Chest that once graced the Museum of Fine Arts. It rests in front of a brilliant view of the Grist Mill.
A Dreamwold adding machine.
Front Street of lore provides a mural.
Lawson and Family
From an upcoming exhibit of Lawson artifacts at the Laidlaw Center.