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by Samuel H. Olson
This book chronicles the life and times of our town from 1845-1963 with a collection of articles previously published in The Norwell Mariner. Each chapter is its own story, so this book is immensely readable. Looking for a single book to summarize Norwell’s more recent history? This is the one.
by Gertrude Daneau
A coloring book perfect for children of all ages! This illustrated book can be used as a text for teaching budding historians, or as a quick guide to Norwell’s many famous personalities and historical features.
Edited by Quentin L. Coons
Always wanted to know the history behind the antique homes in town? This book delves into the background of many of Norwell’s historic houses and the people who lived in them.
by Joseph Foster Merritt (shown here)
This history of the town, originally written in 1938, was republished in 1988 by the Society. A unique narrative with illustrations, it is an invaluable account of Norwell prior to WWII.
by L. Vernon Briggs
This large book is the definitive listing of ships built on the North River and the shipyards that lined its shores. Written in 1889 and re-printed in 1988, this book also contains stories of colorful South Shore characters and harrowing sea tales. Limited copies available.
by Jeanne Garside
This book was written to commemorate Norwell's Centennial Celebration in 1988. A series of articles, this collection allows you to read what times were like when Norwell came of age, and is illustrated with many old photographs.
This 16" X 20" reproduction of the 1903 Plymouth County Atlas map of Norwell is a high quality digital copy of the original hand-colored version. Suitable for framing.