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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.  

 

We are still fulfilling on-line orders, and can be reached at 

info@cohassethistoricalsociety.org or  (781) 383-1434 weekdays between 10:00 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 currently available for pre-order and will be ready for shipping or local Cohasset pick on December 16th.  Cut-off for orders shipping in-time for Christmas is December 17th. The Sestercentennial (250th) Edition will not ship until February, but if you wish it to be a holiday gift, a beautiful printed card will be sent to the recipient, detailing the commemorative volume and extras they will be receiving. 

 

Starting December, 15th, the book will be available for purchase at the Cohasset Historical Society, 106 South Main Street, and Anchor & Sail, 85 South Main Street. 

For more information and to purchase visit: Thefirst250.com

 
OUR FOUR MUSEUMS

The Pratt Building was designed in 1903 by Edward Nichols, a Cohasset native, and Boston architect, the Pratt Building consolidated the private Paul Pratt Memorial Library and the town's Cohasset Free Public Library. The walls of the rotunda are noteworthy for the four large murals painted by prominent Cohasset artist MacIvor Reddie. The murals depict scenes from Captain John Smith's arrival in Cohasset in 1614 through the 1850s when Cohasset's maritime industry was at its peak.

Now housing the Society's extensive archives, library, historic costumes and textiles, and other collections, the Pratt Building is located at

106 South Main Street.

FUTURE EVENTS

Due to Covid-19, the

Cohasset Historical Society is closed to the public.

Please contact us at 

info@cohassethistoricalsociety.org 

and

we will be happy to get back to you.

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.

HEADQUARTERS

Cohasset Historical Society

The Pratt Building was designed in 1903 by Edward Nichols, a Cohasset native, and Boston architect, the Pratt Building consolidated the private Paul Pratt Memorial Library and the town's Cohasset Free Public Library.

ADDRESS

781-383-1434 

106 South Main Street

PO Box 627

Cohasset, MA 02025

info@cohassethistoricalsociety.org

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