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  • Family Day - July 22

    HISTORICAL SOCIETY OF PHILLIPSTON, INC

    Presents

    FAMILY DAY AT OUR NEW LOCATION! On Saturday, July 22nd

    (rain date, Sunday, July 23rd)

    Next to the Phillipston Fire Station

    “NEW” The former Ward Poultry Farm’s huge egg incubators

    will be on display. Be sure to see it!

    COME SEE THEM, HEAR THEM AND WATCH THEM RUN!!!!

    Antique Tractors, Trucks, Cars, Engines & More!

    Here on display by local antique motion enthusiast for the whole family!

    IT’S A FREE DAY OF FUN FOR ALL THE FAMILY!

    Hamburgs, Hot Dogs & other refreshments will be available for a fee.

    For more information Call: 978-939-5656

    IN ADDITION: WATCH ICE CREAM CHURN, Making Homemade

    Ice Cream from 9 am til 12 noon, Serving Ice Cream All Day, Enjoy

    Ice Cream the Old Fashioned Way

    Posted Jul 19, 2017, 6:35 AM by Karl Hakkarainen
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Historical Society of Phillipston, Inc.

2015-2016 Directors, Officers, and Committees

Board of Directors (Officers + Directors)

President – Jane French

Vice President – Emelda Haughton

Treasurer – Gerry Gariepy

Asst. Treasurer - Leslie Dossett

Clerk – Patricia Hawkins

Historian – Terri Johnson

Curator – Jane French

Director (1 yr) – Brian Ward

Director (2 yrs) – Richard Hamel

Director (3 yrs) – Nancy MacEwen

Assistants

Correspondence Clerk - Carole Gariepy

Membership Clerk – Kay Deans

Asst. Curator - Terri Johnson

Building Committee

Chair: Linda Langevin

Gerry Gariepy

Gerhard Fandreyer

Russell Flagg

Leo Reponen

Peter Richard

Dave Bramhall

Jim Potter (Alternate)

Nominating Committee

Chair: Emelda Haughton

Sally Kastberg

Bea Erickson

Program Committee

Chair: Carole Gariepy

Stephanie Flynn

Publicity Committee

Claire Adomaitis

Kay Deans

Ryan Twohey

Karl Hakkarainen

Hospitality Committee

Chair: Marie Lalena

Marilyn Holway

Colleen Richard

Mary Polchlopek

Ways and Means Committee

Chair: Emelda Haughton

Nancy MacEwen

David Bramhall

Evelyn (Dee) North

Mission

The Society’s mission is to cultivate an interest in the history of Phillipston through research and education as well as to collect, preserve and exhibit its historical artifacts and documents.

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Museum 

The former Methodist church built c. 1849 and located on Rt. 2A has been converted into the Society’s 3-season museum.

Summer Hours

Wednesday and Sunday 1-3PM or by appointment.

The museum is dedicated to the people of town.

Volunteers

We are looking for volunteers who can welcome visitors during museum hours. Jane will train you on the exhibits and other features of the museum and help you with questions that visitors may bring. Society members and other townspeople who would like to help can call Jane at 978 249 4356.

Collections

The Society uses PastPerfect® museum software to catalog its collections.

Programs and Projects

Monthly Educational Programs

Topics are historical in nature and focus on some aspect of Phillipston's history. See our calendar for information about upcoming events. See the 2013-2014 program flyer (PDF) for additional information.

The Phillipston Tattler

The Society’s newsletter keeps members aware of programs, activities and resources of the Society.

The Spirit of Phillipston

A comprehensive history of the town written and illustrated by three members of the Society.  This book is available through the Society for $30.00 plus shipping and handling.