Historical Society Programs for 2021-2022

As of January 1, 2022 we are shifting our 2021-2022 programs to remote (Zoom) programs.  When it seems right, we will return to holding these programs live, at Ocean House (Keep your fingers crossed!).  Listed below are the expected program dates.
Our programs are free and open to the public. Please feel free to attend.
Unless otherwise noted, our programs start promptly at 2pm and generally run about 1 hour.
If the program is a remote Zoom program, an appropriate Zoom link will be offered below.
For  in-person programs at the Society, these COVID guidelines will be strictly followed:
  • All participants must be vaccinated. For the sake of all our members and our community, please be honest about this.
  • If you are experiencing any of the standard COVID-19 symptoms, please stay home and take care of yourself!
  • Except for the speaker, everyone must wear a mask while inside Ocean House and throughout the entire program.
  • Seating will be reduced from the usual 45-50 seats to roughly 30 seats to allow for more spacing.
  • When weather permits, we will keep doors open and fans running for better fresh air circulation.
  • Refreshments will not be available following the program (sorry!). If people wish to socialize, we will encourage folks to go outside – we have a lovely backyard.

If public health conditions dictate, we will convert in-person programs to remote, Zoom programs.  We will try to make this decision at least a week or two in advance of any given program.  Any change of plans or schedule will be made via email and the Society’s website, so please make sure to check before coming to the Society.


Sunday, Oct 17, 2021, 2pm

John Galluzzo, Author and Historian – History of the Massachusetts Audubon Society


Sunday, Nov 21, 2021, 2pm

Andrew Noone, Author and Independent Historian – Bathsheba Spooner: A Revolutionary Murder Conspiracy


Sunday, Jan 16, 2022, 2pm

An Anne Barrett remote Zoom presentation

Hollywood: Wild West to Movie Mecca

Discover how Hollywood evolved from a small, conservative community into a glittering movie mecca full of glamorous stars and eye-popping scandal.  See clips of the early films that launched the movie industry, and learn about the revolution in film that made it all possible.


Sunday, Feb 20, 2022, 2pm

To Be Announced  


Sunday, Mar 20, 2022, 2pm

To Be Announced


Sunday, Apr 24, 2022, 2pm

Christie Higginbottom, Garden Consultant and Research Historian  – 19th Century Pears: A Ruling Passion


All Events are subject to date changes and/or cancellation due to weather or other unforeseen events.

Changes and cancellations will be posted on this site and emailed to Society members.