SHARON HISTORICAL SOCIETY

Sharon Massachusetts

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

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Preserving the rich heritage of Sharon for 32 years.
 
Admission is FREE.

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Saturday, May 23
1:00 p.m

"A Revolution of Her Own"
presented by Judith Kalaora

A dramatic reenactment of Deborah Samson addressing the audience on her life, accomplishments,
and struggle for equality, beginning when she was an indentured servant at the age of five through her military service.    Read more...
Deb Sampson

Unitarian Church, 4 N. Main St., Sharon MA

No charge, and light refreshments will be served
after the presentation on the lawn at picnic tables.


Annual Meeting
and Pot Luck Supper  

Thursday, June 11, 2015 

at the Unitarian Church, 4 N Main St., Sharon

6:30 pm   Pot Luck Supper
7:00 pm   Short Business Meeting
7:15 pm
 
  Elisabeth J. McGregor, a long time Unitarian Church member and Curator/Archivist at the Norfolk Charitable Trust Archive will give a brief history of the Unitarian Church building.

Bring either a casserole, a salad or a dessert.

Reservations should be made by Tuesday, June 9
Call or email President Jean Zaniewskith
at 781-784-1845 or zaniew@verizon.net


Saturday, June 13 
9:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

OUTDOOR YARD SALE

Historical Society's Yellow Schoolhouse Museum

16 High Street

A MAJOR FUND RAISER FOR THE SOCIETY

Available for purchasing
antiques, collectibles (Sebastians), over-looked treasures, small appliances,
books, tools, household items, furniture and gift shop items.

In addition, hot dogs, beverages, and a friendly small-town vibe
will all be there for you to enjoy, so don’t miss out.

We are currently accepting donations of clean and usable items to sell.
Please, no luggage, electronics or clothing.

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

NOTE: On June 13 help is desperately needed
at 7:00 a.m. to set up tables, etc
- and -
again at 2:30 p.m. for putting away and cleaning up the yard.

Support your historical society.

For further info about the yard sale, call Marie Cuneo at 781-784-5075

 



Historical Walking Tour Around Sharon Center
With Giant Vintage Photos.
Saturday June 6th, 10:00 AM
Sunday June 7th 4:00 PM

The Sharon Historical Society will host a Historical Walking Tour around Sharon Center.  With the aid of giant, blown-up antique photographs, participants will see how the area looked going back to the late 1800s. Rare images of street scenes, businesses and even some beloved proprietors will be shown against the backdrop of our current town center.

Why does the Pizzagando building come to a strange point at Billings Street? Did Sharon ever have trolley cars? Which of the churches in the center was actually turned to face a different street?  
   
These questions and many more will be answered with a large number of fascinating historical photographs reproduced on 24 x 36 inch panels. The tour will be led by long time Sharon Historian, Shirley Schofield and Antiques Roadshow Appraiser and Sharon Historical Society member, Gary Sullivan.  

These free tours will be offered at two different times: Saturday June 6th at 10:00AM and Sunday June 7th at 4:00PM. Walking will be at a leisurely pace and the tour will take about an hour.  Meet at the Sharon Historical Society Museum at 16 High Street. In the event of rain, the tours will be rescheduled. For further information call Gary Sullivan at (six-one-seven)-974-1141

Some of the images to be shown on the tour..
Post Office Square
circa 1920
South Main Street
circa 1905
Town Hall
1905

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 Gemr.com, 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.


A rain garden is coming to our School House

Thanks to a generous offer from the Binah School of Sharon
and landscape architect Amanda Sloan.

Please read more about it by clicking on this line.


Coming Events in 2015 

May  23
  1:00 pm Reenactment of the life of Debra Sampson
June   6
10:00 am Walking Tour of Post Office Square and surrounding area
June   7
  4:00 pm Walking Tour of Post Office Square and surrounding area
June 11
  6:30 pm Annual meeting and Pot Luck Supper
June 13
9:00 am
The Society's Yard Sale
October 4
  12-4 pm Sharon House Tour including
            an Open house at the Museum & Carriage House


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!

100th ANNIVERSARY EDITION
of

"SHARON THE BEAUTIFUL"

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

to ilanfisher@hotmail.com

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



  MUSEUM LOCATION
   The yellow schoolhouse, 16 High Street, Sharon   Click here for map
   
MUSEUM and GIFT SHOP HOURS
   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
781-784-3313


Residential Brokerage
 
SCU
 

Barney & Carey Co.
Lumber

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

216 North Main St.
781-784-9722

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

ABBY SULLIVAN
PHOTOGRAPHY

    Capturing Pets
            and Their People

  Abby Sullivan
15 Belcher St.
www.abbysullivan.com
email:  abbysphoto@gmail.com
 
  PURPOSE
   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.
 
 
   
  AT THE 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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2015 CALENDAR of EVENTS

March 21
  6:30 pm March Quarterly Meeting and Pot Luck Supper
March 25
  8:30 pm One Book, One Town
April 26
  1:30 pm Rock Ridge Cemetery Walking Tour (no dogs, please)
May   3
  1:30 pm Historical Bicycle Tour of one area of Sharon (helmets required)
May  9
  9:30 am Sharing Sharon Memories
June   6
10:00 am Walking Tour of Post Office Square and surrounding area
June   7
  4:00 pm Walking Tour of Post Office Square and surrounding area
June 11
  6:30 pm Annual Society meeting
June 13
  The Society's Yard Sale
October 4
  12-4 pm Sharon House Tour including
            an Open house at the Museum & Carriage House
   Stay informed.  Check back often for future events.
 
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The Pettee Co., 1920's
 
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  QUARTERLY MEETINGS
   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.
 
   
  BOARD MEETINGS
   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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