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 )

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.

April, 17 2018 ~ 7:00 pm

 “Private Mailing Cards” were invented in 1898. Since then, the design and technology behind postcards has changed several times, from the “divided back” to the “linen” and then photochrom. Postcards themselves depict scenes and document history.  Learn more about the history of postcards from expert Gregory Wilson, who has worked with postcards both in his antique business and as a Librarian, cataloguing Theodore Roosevelt’s postcard collection. Wilson is an expert appraiser of postcard and trade card collections. As part of his presentation he will evaluate antique postcards from the audience.  You are invited to bring your old postcards. 

Location: Pelham Library Ramsdell Room Program co-sponsored with the Pelham Library
For more information, contact George Naughton, 413-253-5290.

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