Eighth Grade students from the Coyle and Cassidy Middle School Division
in Taunton visited the Middleborough Historical Museum as part of their unit of study on the American Civil War. Students and their chaperones were able to explore the collection on General and Mrs. Tom Thumb, who were superstars of the entertainment world in that era.
Also viewed were period artifacts in the Peirce General store, the Deborah Sampson War Room and the Blacksmith Shop. In the Law Office of Judge Wilkes Wood, students heard a presentation on the Role of Women in the Great War and in the Carriage House received military instruction and marching drill by Civil War re-enactor Brian Belanger. Presenters for the day included Middleboro Historical Association Board Members, JoAnn Clay, Mary Cook, Cynthia MacNair, Dorothy Thayer, Daniel Thompson and Douglas Vantran. The trip was planned and organized by Rosemary da Silva and Daniel Thompson, teachers at Coyle and Cassidy Middle School.
On Thursday Nov. 6 the Middleborough Historical Association will hold its Annual meeting at Lorenzo’s Restaurant starting at 6:30pm. After dinner there will be a short meeting of the MHA for the election of officers for the upcoming year.The evening program will start at 8:00pm.
This year’s guest speakers will be the ‘Crèche Team’ of the Central Congregational Church. The team members are, John Crutchfield, Carol Sherman, Patricia Keay and Dan Cooney. They will talk about the history, acquisition and restoration of the Middleborough Crèche, which has been part of our town for over 50 years. A power point presentation will show the process required to bring back the figures to their former beauty.
The officers to be elected are President, Vice President, Secretary, Treasurer and several members to the Board of Directors. So please attend if you can.
Dinner will be ‘Lighter Fare Buffet’. It will feature garden tossed salad, rosemary herb roasted chicken, baked shells parmigiana, fresh bake haddock with light seasoned topping, fresh mixed vegetables, sliced Italian bread and homemade frapoli cookies. Coffee or tea, tax and gratuity are included in the $21.00 per person price. Reservations and payment can be sent to MHA, PO Box 304, Middleborough, Ma 02346 by Oct. 29th or by calling Cynthia McNair at 508-947-3394.