Categotry Archives: Event Announcement

2017 Holiday Open House

The Officers and Directors of the Rowley Historical Society extend a heartfelt invitation to join us as we start the holiday season with our Annual Holiday Open House Gala. Knowing that our Puritan forebearers would never celebrate Christmas — in fact could have been arrested for doing so — we work with the understanding that the house eventually saw Christmas joy as a residence well into the 19th century, when Christmas and Christmas traditions came back into vogue. So, we have […]

Chowder Fest / Movie Night A Great Success

Rowley Historical Society partnering with the Rowley Grange is happy to say that the Chowder Fest Movie Nights were a wonderful time that was had by all on both evenings. Thus begins the “ROWLEY 375” Celebrations… Getting ready for “13 Rue Madeleine” movie & waiting for popcorn at the Chowder Fest Movie Night March 22, 2014…

Movie Nights! Fri Mar 21-Sat Mar 22

The Rowley Historical Society & the Rowley Grange are Proud to present: CHOWDER FEST MOVIE NIGHT for 2 evenings – Friday, March 21, & Saturday March 22, 2014 at the Rowley Grange Hall on Central Street in Rowley, from 4:30 -6:00 p.m. This evening will feature a dinner of Chowders – Clam & Seafood, Soups – Lentil & Minestrone, Corn Bread, Rolls & Butter & Oyster Crackers. Dessert will feature Pumpkin Delight with Whipped Cream. After dinner is complete the […]

When Hollywood came to Rowley…

It was the year 1946 when our small, rural town had visitors from the film & entertainment world. They were creating a World War II flick call “13 RUE MADELEINE”. This was a full length feature film (95 minutes long) that was released in January of 1947. The movie starred James Cagney, Annabella, Richard Conte & Frank Latimore. After searching for different locations a connection was made with Mrs. Fenno for the use of her home in some of their […]

Annual Christmas Open House – Dec 7 & 8

The Rowley Historical Society invites friends and members to join us for our Annual Christmas Open House Gala on Saturday and Sunday, Dec. 7th and 8th from 1 – 4 pm. Our theme this year will be “Christmas around the World” with an added bonus of an exhibit in the barn: “Ice Industry in Rowley” featuring artifacts pertaining to Rowley’s Ice Industry of the 19th and early 20th Century. There will be live entertainment, home baked goodies, hot mulled cider, […]

Newsletter: November-December 2013

Read the November/December Newsletter Download our latest newsletter (PDF)  Help us get the word out about the Holiday Open House! DOWNLOAD OUR FLYER FOR PRINTING (legal size, PDF)  

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 […]

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 […]