Saturday April 8-WWI Display
The War to end all wars was raging in Europe when on April 6, 1917 the United States decided to enter World War I.
To honor the memory of the men and women from Middleborough who answered the call to join the military forces, a special exhibit has been created at the Middleborough Historical Museum.
The exhibit will open for viewing on Saturday, April 8 at 2pm and be the featured exhibit for this upcoming season.
At 3pm there will be a show and tell program. If you have any items or stories you might have heard about WWI please bring them and share with others.
A short membership meeting will follow the program.
The museum at 18 Jackson Street is located behind the local police & fire stations.
The event is free and open to the public.
Tuesday May 23rd– Deborah Sampson Day
The M.H.A. will hold its membership meeting at 6:30. Following the meeting the guest speaker will be “Judith Kalaora Presents: Deborah Sampson” Experience Mrs. Deborah Samson Gannett’s arduous upbringing, one and a half years of active combat, and success as the first female professional soldier, through interactive stories and authentic colonial attire. Deborah’s passion will take you back in time!
Saturday May 27– Museum opened 1-4pm
Saturday June 3– Museum opens for summer hours. Wednesdays and Saturday’s 1-4pm
We will be starting our annual membership drive soon so be on the outlook for your renewal forms.
New Year’s Eve found the Museum decorated and well-lit as it hosted a party to welcome 2017. As the clock made its way to midnight (which happened to be 8pm on Middleborough Museum Time) the attending membership enjoyed a variety of culinary delights prepared by the guests themselves. Sparkling conversation combined with good friends made the evening an enjoyable event.
After a toast to health and happiness in the New Year the assembled throng was witness to the ball (star) dropping into a field of blazing lights with a sign wishing everyone a “HAPPY NEW YEAR.”
Thanks to all who helped in making this event possible.
Dear Members, Don’t forget New Year’s Eve at the museum from 6pm to 8pm on Saturday the 31st. It will be an appetizer and dessert potluck affair. If you plan on attending for all or just part of the time would you RSVP at either firstname.lastname@example.org call 508-944-4412. Thank you and hope to see you there.
M.H.A. at the 2016 Middleborough Christmas Parade
When the parade started the M.H.A. was there. The 1934 Maxim made it annual appearance with Tom Westgate at the controls and Gladys Beals was in the right hand seat to make sure Tom did it right. In the back of the truck was Gladys’s family making it a 4 generation event.
Leading the Maxim was the elegant carriage from our collection. Sheri Reimels and Kay Vantran took the carriage for a ride while Doug Vantran attempted to keep the red horses upfront under control. Thanks to Jerry Thayer for providing a smooth ride. Bob Reimels built a sturdy base for the carriage to ride on safely and protect the wheels of the carriage. None of this would have been possible if we didn’t have a trailer to put it all on. To this we thank Eric Langenfeld for providing that. Thanks to all of you who attended the parade and enjoyed the day. It is another great Middleborough event.