Welcome to the
Marshfield Historical Society.


   Our 100th Anniversary


First Pro-Am of 2016

Sunday February 21st, 1:30-3:00p

 Marshfield Historical Commission Chairman Otis Carney and MHS Board Member Tim Davidson will give a talk on Daniel Webster’s progressive and innovative farming techniques in the first part of the 19thcentury.

Also: Save the date: Marshfield Historical Society’s Annual Meeting, Sunday, March 13th. Check Coming Events above for details.

Member Appreciation Day

On December 13th The Marshfield Historical Society celebrated its annual Member Appreciation Day at the Marcia Thomas House. A social preceded a wonderful MHS talktalk given by Dr. Donna Curtin, executive director of the Plymouth Antiquarian Society and soon to be the new executive director of the Pilgrim Society and Pilgrim Museum in Plymouth.  Dr. Curtin developed her love for history while working in the 1627 Village at Plimoth Plantation in the early 1980s. She earned a doctorate in American history at Brown University and returned to Plymouth to head the Antiquarian Society in 1999 after teaching at Simmons College.

Her talk focused of the development of how the celebration of Christmas has evolved since the arrival of the Pilgrims in 1620 including a discussion the influence of the writings of Charles Dickens. Judging from the number of informed questions at the end of the talk it was clear that this was an enjoyable and timely subject for the season. Thank you Dr. Curtin for a most entertaining and educational afternoon and we wish you the very best in your upcoming new position,


We have just added three historical maps to the website, 1857, 1879 and 1903. We have also posted a copy of the Ford 1838 map and a link to the Ford map on the web. Please check them out under the Our Collections tab above.

Please click on the Coming Events tab above to see what’s on tap for 2016.

 Also, please check out the Back Roads of the South Shore website under Other Historical Groups (above). 

News Items

 After many months of planning, designing and  submitting bids  we finally have two new signs! One at    the Marcia Thomas House and one at the  Old Winslow Schoolhouse. 





The second annual History Award was presented to Megan Masterson, This cash award and plaque was sponsored jointly by the Society and the Social Studies department of the high school.

New Marcia Thomas biography/genealogy

We have just added an extensive biography/genealogy of the family of Marcia Thomas that was researched and compiled by Janet E. Peterson. We extend our thanks for her research. It is under the About tab, Marcia Thomas House (above).

Hours of Operation for 2016

The museum is open the first Sunday of the month from 1pm-4pm and by appointment. For 2016 the dates are Jan 3rd,  Feb 7th, Mar 6th, Apr 3rd, May 1st, Jun 5th, Jul 3rd, Aug 7th, Sept 4th, Oct 2nd, Nov 6th and Dec 4th.

Membership Renewal:  Send your 2016 membership check dues to: MHS, PO Box 1244, Marshfield, MA 02050. For more information contact membership chairman Jane Davidson. 781-801-0392;   janedavidson02050@gmail.com

We need volunteers for garden and field maintenance, for museum docents, for cataloging of artifacts and for simple house maintenance. Volunteer for one-time or longer term projects. The Board cannot do it all themselves. Please call Tim Davidson at   781-801-8267 for more information.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                

Board Meetings are generally the 2nd Tuesday of each month at 7:00PM, at the Marcia Thomas House.

Marcia Thomas House Museum and archives are open from 1PM to 4PMon the first Sunday of each month, except holidays.