Welcome to the Pelham Historical Society and a fascinating glimpse into how Pelham, Massachusetts, helped shape the nation and the world we live in today.
A program of events throughout the year, archives for research, and a new museum exhibit—open on Sunday afternoons this summer—are your windows into the past. From early Scotch-Irish settlers to today’s citizens, Pelham residents have made an impact on the world far beyond their rural town’s borders.
Follow Pelham’s story. At times it echoes the history of other rural New England communities—at other times, it is quite unique. Attend an event, visit the museum, or share your talents as a volunteer!
The Pelham History Museum is Open EVERY SUNDAY from June through September.
The Historical Complex grounds are open DAILY All Year, Dawn to Dusk.
The farm at Meads Corner dates back to 1780. The buildings underwent extensive renovation in 1820 to create the home and barn as they appear today. The farmhouse is rumored to have functioned as a tavern, complete with dance hall on the second floor. The Tyler Bergeron family purchased the property in 2011, resulting in much of the home’s interior being returned to its 19th century layout. Dexter cattle and numerous other farm animals have taken up residency throughout the restored pastures. Come see this exquisite piece of history.
Join us for a tour of the recent residential conversion of the U.C.C. Meetinghouse at 142 Amherst Road. The main structure was built in 1837 and it has evolved over the years. The tour will include some discussion of the building’s history as well as green building retrofit work. Architect/owner Carey Clouse will educate us on why she chose to take up residency in a church.