Sharon, Massachusetts

Location: 16 High Street, Sharon, Massachusetts
Mailing address: P.O. Box 175, Sharon MA 02067-0175
Telephone: 781.784.9966
Electronic mail:
Contact Person: Shirley Schofield
The Yellow Schoolhouse Museum is accessible
to those who are physically challenged.


Preserving the rich heritage of Sharon for 36 years.
Admission is FREE.

Parking is available behind the museum or at the adjacent Municipal Parking Lot.

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Dues ($19.00) for the year 2017-2018 are due by June 1, 2017

You are invited to
Sharing Your Sharon Memories

at the Sharon Historical Society's Yellow School House Museum

Saturday, May 6, 2017

Coffee: 9:30 a.m. ----- Program: 10 a.m. - 12 noon

Our spring gathering for all who are interested in sharing
their memories of Sharon people, places and events of the past.

Photographs to pass around will be appreciated.

All are welcome; You need not be a Society member to attend.

Meet new friends; greet the old ... enjoy coffee together. Bring a friend.

Plus there are always refreshments, too!

It's free, so just stop in, enjoy yourself.

Annual Meeting
and Election of Officers

Thursday, June 8, 2017 at 7:00 pm

Program TBA 


Saturday, June 10, 2017 
9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Historical Society's Yellow Schoolhouse Museum

16 High Street


We are currently accepting donations of
clean and usable items in workable condition.
Please, no luggage, electronics, technical books, mugs or clothing
No large items and NOTHING musty smelling and no car seats.

Boxes of items can be picked up.

Available for purchasing will be:
antiques, collectibles, over-looked treasures, small appliances,
books, tools, household items, DVDs, furniture and gift shop items.

In addition, hot dogs and beverages
will be available for you to enjoy, so don't miss out.

You are asked to bring something for our baked goods table.
(plastic wrapped and note the ingredients on an attached card).


50 years ago a devastating fire forever changed the appearance
of Post Office Square in the center of Sharon.

On December 14, 1966 at 1:59 a.m. an alarm was rung.  The entire Pettee Block was completely destroyed by fire that morning.  It was said the Square will never be the same ... and to many who remember the Pettee Block and what it contained, the Square hasn't been the same! 

To honor the memory of that popular site the Society's Archives Committee has set up an exhibit in the museum which includes photographs, newspaper clippings, artifacts and documents.  You are invited to visit the museum not only to view what is there but to share your memories of that wonderful old building that housed Pettee's Superette, Sharon Hardware and The Country Store at the time of the fire.  There was also an apartment and small businesses on the second floor.  

We will appreciate hearing your stories or asking questions, so please visit the museum; remember we are open Thursdays 3 to 5 and Saturdays 1 to 4.
We'll even be glad to serve you a cup of coffee or tea!

Announcing the Sharon 250th Sterling Silver Medallion

A great gift for yourself or a loved one at only $48...
(and the value of the sterling silver almost equals that!)

100% of proceeds go to the Sharon Historical Society,   
  thanks to the generosity of Sharon resident Alan Lubin.

More than a third of the first individually numbered edition of 50 are sold already.

There will never be more than 100 created.
So get yours soon!

They are available at:
    The Sharon Historical Society, 16 High St.
    Open Thurs 3-5 & Thurs 1-4 pm
    Sharon Optical, 5 N Main St. 
    Open Tues- Sat 10-4 (and also til 7 pm Thurs)

For a larger view of medallian click on image .


A Timeline for Sharon

View a 1635 to 2015 Sharon timeline.

Then send your comments to

We have a Rain Garden.

Thanks to the Binah School of Sharon and landscape architect Amanda Sloan
as well as many other donors.

Click here to see the original plans.


"You’re Part of History"

A 160-page full-color keepsake book

Books will be available beginning this Saturday, December 19
at the Society's Yellow Schoolhouse Museum

Book cover

Have you attended a Sharon 250th Event this year?
Then YOU may be in this special 160-page book coming out in early December.

The Sharon 250th Book, "You're Part of History," features beautiful, full-color photos that make your favorite spots in Sharon come alive, like you've never seen them before.

Read about Sharon's history through the eyes of long-time residents, as well as residents who represent the diversity Sharon is known for. See how our town celebrated this special 250th year. Other sections include: What Makes Sharon Special, Then & Now, Timeline 1635-2015 and a variety of fascinating Did You Know facts.

The books cost $25.00, a break-even price.
Pay an extra $5, and it will be mailed to you.
All checks must be made payable to:
         “Town of Sharon.”

You are welcome to stop in at the Museum and view the book before you purchase it.

Historical Views Around Sharon Center
Post Office Square
circa 1920
South Main Street
circa 1905
Town Hall

Click on each image for a larger view.
Sharon Historical Society Collection Now Online

120 items from the Collection have been posted to the Sharon Historical Society's page on, an online social community for collectors. There, you can find photographs and descriptions of the items. Feel free to join the site and comment/start a discussion on the individual pieces. The collection is called "sharonhistorical."   We will be posting more items in the future.

Click on this line to see one of the items in the Sharon Historical Society collection.

From there, you can scroll down to see the rest of the collection.

Looking for a gift...for yourself?
Stop by the Historical Society's gift shop.

We have new Items!
Larger mugs; a new tote bag that says "Number One Small Town in USA";
notepaper with 250th Anniversary Logo; colored stickers for car bumpers;
plus books, puzzles, maps, posters, tee shirts, tote bags and much more!

Click here to see some of the gift shop items.

All gift shop items can be mailed for an additional S/H charge.

Sharon Memories of the Past 

Click here to view the booklet listing Sharon memories of the past.

It includes many images from old post cards.

Attention all who graduated or attended
"Old" Sharon High School on South Main Street
with Class of 1960 or earlier!

Would you like to locate friends
from your years at "Old" Sharon High?
A second edition of the "old" Sharon High Alumni Address Booklet
has just recently been published and is now available
for purchase at the Sharon Historical Society,
the Yellow Schoolhouse Museum at 16 High Street.

For more information about the book and how to purchase it, click here.

Paul Tedesco, co-author and publisher of

"Postcard History of Norfolk County Massachusetts"  

Book Cover

A table top book - hardcover with 416 pages
and over 400 illustrations, many in color. 

The book, a collaboration by members of each community,
presents the history of Norfolk County and its 28 towns/city
through vintage postcards and much more information. 

Cost is $39.95.

To read more about the book, click here

You cannot buy it anywhere else!



Book Cover

Originally printed in 1912 by the Sharon Improvement Association
with text written by J. Eveleth Griffith

Cost: $19.00, plus postage if mailed.

A new book by Mel Leventhal, a long-time Sharon resident

"Sharon-A Destiny Predicted, A Path Followed."

Most of the chapters are related to various subjects about Sharon, its origin, growth, temperance, medicine, schools, religion, industry, zoning, history of ice cream, women in the military and more. Other chapters , including the answer to "Who Was Kilroy?" are the results of a wandering mind!
Mel states "Sharon is a special township that is steeped in an ambiance and personality all its own."  By reading this book your will better understand Mel's statement. 
The book is soft-cover, twenty chapters, 132 pages.

The cost for the book is $19.95
Books can be mailed for an additional $5.00 shipping cost.

To get your copy, visit the museum, or
send your check payable to:
Sharon Historical Society, Inc., PO Box 175, Sharon, MA 02067-0175

Profits from the sale of the book will be divided between the Sharon Historical Society and the Marilyn Leventhal Scholarship Fund at Sharon High School.
You may also leave your name and phone number on the Society's answering machine and a member will return your call.


Click here to
Support our Carriage House Fund Raiser
Please print the page and send in a donation.

C O N T E S T !

Click here to view a 3 minute video
of the Sharon Advocate being published in 1987
at 66 South Main where the CVS is now.

Then, if you can name anyone it the video, e-mail your answer


Winners will be announced at the end of the contest.


View Old Post Cards from the Museum's collection

Some for sale

Our popular 1976 Bicentennial History is back!

Long out of print, the so-called
"Red Book" of Sharon's History
has been reprinted in paperback.

Don't miss out on this limited edition.
The initial print order is for 50 volumes

Click below for:
  Picture of jacket   Text on back of Jacket

To read Chapter 7 about Deborah Sampson, click on this line.

The cost for the book is $24.95
Books can be mailed for an additional $5.00 shipping cost.

To get your copy, visit the museum, or
send your check payable to:
Sharon Historical Society, Inc., PO Box 175, Sharon, MA 02067-0175

   The yellow schoolhouse, 16 High Street, Sharon   Click here for map
   We are open to greet visitors on:
                             Thursdays  3-5 p.m.
                             Saturdays  1-4 p.m.
Our gift shop offers items of Sharon interest including books, maps, magnets, mugs, puzzles and other items.
Links to
Our Advertisers
Eastern Bank

Sharon Real Estate

Listening, advising, and helping people
since 1984

David G. Nelson

Residential Brokerage

Barney & Carey Co.

Custom Milling and
Woodworking for
Restoration Projects,
Reproduction Moldings,
Cabinets, Wall Units

216 North Main St.

Michael G. Poisson
Watch and Clockmaker
Antique Clock & Watch
(By Appointment Only)
PO Box 5444
2 Parkland Drive
Wayland, MA 01778
Dedhan Savings


    Capturing Pets
            and Their People

  Abby Sullivan
15 Belcher St.
   The Sharon Historical Society was founded to promote the research, study, dissemination, publication and recording of the history of the Town of Sharon, Massachusetts. Our aim is to preserve the rich heritage bequeathed to us by our forbearers in this place.
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   Pictures like those shown below and many others are available for viewing and purchase at the Sharon Historical Society Museum.

 Gift Shop Deborah Sampson book, Masquerade: The Life and Times of Deborah Sampson, Continental Soldier; Refrigerator magnets of various Sharon scenes; puzzles; maps; notepaper; posters; etc.
 On display Displays of various local historical items
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March 3 
  7:00 pm March Quarterly Meeting
May  6 
  9:30 am Sharing Sharon Memories
June 8 
  6:30 pm Annual Society meeting
June 10 
9:00-2:30 The Society's Yard Sale
Sept. ? 
  TBA Quarterly Meeting
Dec. ? 
  TBA Quarterly Meeting
   Stay informed.  Check back often for future events.
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The Pettee Co., 1920's
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   The Sharon Historical Society meets in March, June, September and December of each year. The Annual Meeting is conducted in June with the election of officers. Programs are selected to promote interest in Sharon's history and heritage.
   The Sharon Historical Society Board meets on the fourth Tuesday of the month at 7:00 p.m. unless otherwise announced.
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