Window cropped 2Welcome 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!

Our Next Events:     (Full Event List )

March, 6 2018 ~ 7:00 pm

In this year celebrating 275 years of Pelham, learn how to use Library of Congress resources to research a historical subject that interests you.  Rich Cairn, director of Emerging America, will show attendees how to use the online Library of Congress and its links for historical research. Emerging America includes the Library of Congress Teaching with Primary Sources Program.  Cairn will use the topic “History of the Quabbin Reservoir” to illustrate the online resources that are accessible without a trip to Washington, D.C

Location: Pelham Library Ramsdell Room
Business Meeting at 7 p.m. Followed by Presentation at 7:30 p.m
Program co-sponsored with the Pelham Library
For more information, contact George Naughton, 413-253-5290.

April, 1 2018 ~ All Day TBD

April 2018 Time and Date TBD

Former attendees of Pelham schools and current Pelham Elementary third graders will share their school experiences at Community Hall, a former Pelham one-room schoolhouse.

Children also will learn about life in a one-room schoolhouse.

Location: Community Hall
If you attended a Pelham primary school prior to 1980 and are willing to participate in this exchange, contact Linda Campbell Hanscom, 413-323-7377 or David Boyden, 860-653-4140.

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