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!
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.
Explore the cellar holes of Gate 11. Learn about the Quabbin and everyday life along Pelham Hollow Road prior to the Quabbin’s creation. Quabbin interpreter Nancy Huntington together with William Pula, Pelham resident and former Regional Director of the Quabbin, will lead our Tour. There will be limited vehicle access. Dress for the weather, wear long pants and bring bug spray. It will be a lovely walk.