society annual meeting and burying grounds talk


3:30 Meeting | 3:45 Presentation | 4:30 Cemetery Tour

Join Hanover Historical Society Executive Director and Suffolk University History Lecturer Stephen O'Neill at the Norwell Historical Society's Annual Meeting at First Parish Church Parish Hall in Norwell.

In the North River towns of Scituate, Marshfield, Norwell, Pembroke, and Hanover, there are two dozen burying grounds dating from the 17th and 18th centuries. This illustrated talk will look at their locations and landscapes, gravestones and markers, and how people were buried in them—to document the transformation of Puritan colonists to provincial subjects and finally to American citizens.

About Us

Where We Are


We do our work in three Norwell locations: our Research Library is located at the Norwell Middle School, our Archives are located on the Third Floor of the Sparrell School, and our Museum is located at the historic Jacobs Farmhouse. 

How We Celebrate History


From tours of the Jacobs Farmhouse, to gatherings that bring together neighbors to learn about their local history, to historic talks and presentations for all ages--this is how we celebrate the history of our town, one historic event at a time.  See our events page for more info.

Preservation Work We Do


The Norwell Historical Society is the keeper of our town's treasures--from old postcard collections, to family bibles, to Lucy Damon Waugh's 1888 wedding dress--we protect and preserve the items that tell our town's story, while we publish and write about the continued tale.


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