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.
Pelham Town Hall Complex: An Updated Tour
This year’s tour of the Pelham Town Complex (Town Hall, Church/Museum, Cemetery, and former Militia Ground) incorporates the exciting findings of the Interior Preservation Study completed in 2016. Learn not only about the local, state and national importance of Pelham’s Town Complex, a National Register Historic District, but also about the original color of the Town Hall’s interior paint and about other features original to 1743 and more recent periods examined by the preservation experts. Joseph Larson of the Pelham Historical Commission will lead the tour of the site and buildings. The tour will conclude with highlights from Pelham’s newly-renovated Museum, housed in the Church of the Town Complex.
This Tour is highly recommended for anyone thinking about volunteering to be a Greeter.
For information on volunteering as a Museum Greeter contact Sharrie Reydak at sreydak @quabbinwood.net or at 413-256-1097.
The Museum will be open from 6:00 pm to 6:30 pm.
Please join us for this annual community event, a traditional New England boiled dinner followed by a home-made pie auction. David Jean will again cater the dinner. Senator Stan Rosenberg returns to delight and entertain us as the “pie auctioneer.” Former State Rep. Ellen Story and current State Rep. Solomon Goldstein Rose will be guests of honor.