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Welcome to the

Cohasset Historical Society

The Cohasset Historical Society has been collecting,
safeguarding and exhibiting artifacts relating to
Cohasset's historic past since 1928.

Due to Covid-19, we are closed to the public,

but we are keeping busy behind the scenes getting ready for when we can invite you back.  

 

Contact us:

info@cohassethistoricalsociety.org or  (781) 383-1434 weekdays between 9:00 am and 1:00 pm

ABOUT US

The Cohasset Historical Society has been collecting, preserving, and exhibiting art and artifacts relating to Cohasset's historic past since its incorporation as a non-profit organization in 1928. Headquartered at 106 South Main Street in the town's former 1903 library, the Society also operates three additional museums.  The ca. 1754 Bates Ship Chandlery serves as the Society's  Maritime Museum, and the 1810 Captain John Wilson House, interprets life in Cohasset during the 1800s. Our newest property, the Beechwood Meetinghouse and Museum houses our fire, police, and Beechwood community collections, highlighted by our two beautifully restored hand tub pumpers.    Read more...

We are pleased to present

The First 250:

Cohasset's Earliest Houses & Places

This elegant coffee table book is a true celebration of Cohasset's architectural heritage.  It contains bold current color photos and vintage images of the town's oldest 250 buildings, and the stories of the people that helped to build shape the character of our community.  

The book is available for purchase at the Cohasset Historical Society, 106 South Main Street, and Anchor & Sail, 85 South Main Street. 

Click here to purchase: Thefirst250.com

 
OUR FOUR MUSEUMS
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FUTURE EVENTS

Due to Covid-19, the

Cohasset Historical Society is closed to the public.

Please contact us at 

info@cohassethistoricalsociety.org 

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MAP OF
HISTORIC COHASSET

Click to download A map and the key images of historic locations in Cohasset to learn about the people, stories and history that make Cohasset important.

MEMBERSHIP

Benefits of Membership

  • Newsletter
  • Members-only exhibition previews
  • Access to the Society's library and archives
  • Reduced admission for certain programs and events
  • Advance notice of upcoming events

Membership Levels

  • Supporter       $50
  • Sponsor          $100
  • Patron             $500
  • Benefactor     $1,000 
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HELP US TO CONTINUE TO SAFEGUARD
COHASSET'S HISTORIC PAST.

The Cohasset Historical Society is a non-profit organization operated solely through membership dues, donations, and fundraising.  Your support helps

us to continue to fulfill our mission to collect, preserve, exhibit, and educate

the public about the history of Cohasset and the region.

Please consider contributing today.  Thank you.