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Quilt Documentation Project

On Thursday, October 10th, the RHS was delighted to participate in the Mass Quilt Documentation Project.  According to their website:  “Since its establishment in 1994, the Massachusetts Quilt Documentation Project has documented over 6,000 quilts originating or currently owned in this state.  Dozens of historical Societies and hundreds of private owners have been served. “MassQuilts encourages the study and preservation of quilts and demonstrates that these textiles convey important insights about the lives of Massachusetts women from the colonial period […]

Pine Grove FALL FEST – Oct 25

The Rowley Historical Society would like to extend its Thanks to the Pine Grove School PTA for allowing us to participate in its wonderful FALL FEST. This is a fun filled event for the local children on Friday, October 25th a part of this festive occasion along with all the other contributors. The Society would like to offer our THANKS to Jeffery Head of the Chickadee Hill Farm in Rowley for his generous donation of all the pumpkins to give […]

Antiques Appraisal Night – Oct 24 @ 7pm

Thursday, October 24th @ 7 PM Rowley Public Library – 141 Main St. Appraiser: Robert Cianfrocca of Salt Marsh Antiques, Main St., Rowley We invite you to join us for this always popular annual event featuring Rowley’s own Bobby Cianfrocca of Salt Marsh Antiques. As many of you know, Bob has been a successful antiques dealer and appraiser with in this community for over twenty five years and always presents a fun filled evening of historical insights, market trends, appraisal […]

Rowley Historical Society 2014 Cookbook

The Rowley Historical Society is announcing their new 2014 Cookbook, RECIPES & REMEMBRANCES now available for sale for a $15.00 donation. The Cookbook chronicles Many of the tried & true local recipes & memories from our friends & neighbors. The Society has taken this opportunity in time, as we enter into 2014, Rowley’s 375th Celebration to create a historical record of the foods & memories of our time.

Quilt Documentation Project – Oct 10 & 11

October 10th & 11th Advance Registration Required The RHS is proud to sponsor the Massachusetts Quilt Documentation Project for the Town of Rowley. We will be holding Rowley Quilt Recognition Days on Thursday and Friday October 10 and 11 in the Conference Room of the’ Rowley Public Library. Advance registration is required. We are scheduling appointments between 1OAM and 3 PM Thursday October 10th for the public. The Quilt Experts set up four areas to complete the quilt documentation. Each […]

Annual Meeting & Supper – Sept 27 @6pm

Friday, Sept. 27th @ 6 PM Platts-Bradsteet House & Barn – 233 Main St The Officers and Directors of the Rowley Historical Society cordially invite members and friends to attend the Covered Dish Supper and Annual Meeting to be held at the Platts Bradstreet House on Friday, Sept. 27’h at 6 PM. Dinner will be served at 6:30. Standard Covered dish/Pot Luck Supper format: Bring something to share – salad, bread, soup or entree – and we’ll supply the dessert and […]

Plant sale a success!

We wish to thank everyone who helped to make our Annual Plant sale a success. Special thanks to the Freitag Family of Country Gardens Greenhouse and the Cressey Family of Cressey’s Greenhouse as well as Sally Swartz, Bill and Kathy Cousins and Michelle Conceison for all their hard work as well. Thanks also to all of our men who lug and carry to get everything set up in the morning and then put away at the end of the day. […]