Swansea Historical Society

Funding Maintenance and Repairs

Luther Museum 1-25-22
In 2022, the Swansea Historical Society officers and executive board members, caretakers of the Luther Store Museum, have begun some much-needed repairs on this wonderful piece of Swansea history. The replacement of the wood shingled roof was our first issue that we needed to take care of. There are several items within the interior of the museum that also need our attention.

Funding for the roof project has been provided by the Swansea Community Preservation Committee, Baycoast Bank and our members' yearly donations. Work on the project was completed by Josh and Melissa Andrade and their partner Ryan Shaw from Island Custom Builders.

On Saturday, February 12th, 2022 the Swansea Historical Society Executive Board had mason, Jon Isreal, inspect the exterior of the building as well as the fireplaces and chimneys. The inspection revealed issues that we were aware of and additional issues that need to be addressed. Jon has extensive experience working on Masonry of historical structures. He was responsible for the rebuilding of the fire places and chimneys, from the ground up, at the Durfee Lafayette Museum in Fall River.

We need your assistance. Any financial help would be greatly appreciated. Your donations will be used for restoration and repairs only; not for operating funds.
The 2022 Swansea Historical Society Executive Board

Donations to fund the ongoing repairs can be sent to:
The Swansea Historical Society
P.O. Box 723
Swansea Massachusetts 02777
or contact Cheryl Bogle at 508-496-9564 or @ integracrete2@gmail.com


Membership

Topic of the Month


49 Historical Swansea Documents Discovered by the University of Notre Dame
(1-20 posted to date)



FUTURE TOPICS:

  • Houses of the Hortonville District
  • Stevens Family Contributions


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Welcome to the Swansea Historical Society!

The Swansea Historical Society is a non profit organization dedicated to preserving, collecting and researching historical information and items. The society also takes pride in creating ways to help future generations understand their heritage and the history of Swansea.

Founded January 23rd, 1941 the Swansea Historical Society celebrated its 80th anniversary in 2021!


SHS Garden

Thank you to the Swansea Garden Club for their spring cleanup of the Luther Store Museum Garden. It looks wonderful!
Luther Museum Garden 6-22
Luther Museum Garden 6-22
Luther Museum Garden 6-22
Luther Museum Garden 6-22
Luther Museum Garden 6-22


Luther Museum Collage

 
 

 
 


Tours
The Luther Store Museum is currently closed for renovations


Research
By appointment only
Anyone wishing to do research (e.g. viewing family files or something in the Swansea Historical Society's collections) please contact Carl Becker at 508-379-0972 or Cheryl Bogle at 508-496-9564 to schedule an appointment.


You can help support the SHS through the Stop & Shop Community Bag Program!
The Swansea Historical Society has been selected as a beneficiary of the Stop & Shop Community Bag Program.

Stop & Shop Community Bag Program
more info on the Stop & Shop Community Bag Program


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Upcoming Events

2nd Annual Vendor Craft Fair
Postponed until Fall 2022

Pumpkin Patch
Postponed until October 2022

Annual Clam Boil Dinner
TBD

Sea Glass Classes
TBD

Arts and Crafts Fundraiser
TBD



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