Gravestone Services at Shirley Historical Society, Saturday, March 9, 2016

Gravestone Services of New England cleans, conserves, and repairs historic gravestones and monuments throughout New England and beyond. They have preserved nearly 20,000 gravestones and monuments, including eight historic stones in Shirley. On Saturday March 9th, at 2:00 pm, Kai Nalenz will speak at the Shirley Historical Society Museum and will explain just how and why they do what they do.

Gravestone Services of New England is a member of the Association of Gravestone Studies, Preservation Massachusetts, and the American Institute for Conservation of Historic and Artistic Works. They are OSHA certified, Jahn restoration certified, and fully insured. If you are responsible for or interested in the proper care of a cemetery, you would benefit from attending this free program.

Contact the Shirley Historical Society (182 Center Road in Shirley) at 978-425-9328 or mail@shirleyhistory.org with any questions.

Townsend Historical Society presents Fall Open House, Saturday, October 13, 2018

The Townsend Historical Society announces a Fall Open House and Minutemen Encampment on Saturday, October 13, 2018, from 10 AM to 4 PM. Location will be at the Reed Homestead, 72 Main St. (Rte. 119), Townsend Harbor, MA. Please park at the Harbor Church or Cooperage.

  • House Tours: Featuring Rufus Porter murals
  • Craft Demos: Candles, Quill writing, and more.
  • Hearth Cooking: Using our Federal era fireplace and beehive oven.
  • Musket Firing: Learn about period weapons and the drilling procedure.
  • Free Admission! General public welcome.