SPECIAL NEW EXHIBIT AT THE MUSEUM
50 years ago a devastating fire forever changed the appearance
of Post Office Square in the center of Sharon.
On December 14, 1966 at 1:59 a.m. an alarm was rung. The entire Pettee Block was completely destroyed by fire that morning. It was said the Square will never be the same ... and to many who remember the Pettee Block and what it contained, the Square hasn't been the same!
To honor the memory of that popular site the Society's Archives Committee has set up an exhibit in the museum which includes photographs, newspaper clippings, artifacts and documents. You are invited to visit the museum not only to view what is there but to share your memories of that wonderful old building that housed Pettee's Superette, Sharon Hardware and The Country Store at the time of the fire. There was also an apartment and small businesses on the second floor.
We will appreciate hearing your stories or asking questions, so please visit the museum; remember we are open Thursdays 3 to 5 and Saturdays 1 to 4. We'll even be glad to serve you a cup of coffee or tea!
Announcing the Sharon 250th Sterling Silver Medallion
A great gift for yourself or a loved one at only $48...
(and the value of the sterling silver almost equals that!)
100% of proceeds go to the Sharon Historical Society,
thanks to the generosity of Sharon resident Alan Lubin.
More than a third of the first individually numbered edition of 50 are sold already.
There will never be more than 100 created.
So get yours soon!
They are available at:
The Sharon Historical Society,
16 High St.
Open Thurs 3-5 & Thurs 1-4 pm
Sharon Optical, 5 N Main St.
Open Tues- Sat 10-4 (and also til 7 pm Thurs)
For a larger view of medallian click on image .
A Timeline for Sharon
View a 1635 to 2015 Sharon timeline.
Then send your comments to Sharonhistorical@gmail.com
We have a Rain Garden.
Thanks to the Binah School of Sharon
and landscape architect Amanda Sloan
as well as many other donors.
Click here to see the original plans.
SHARON 250th COMMEMORATIVE BOOK
"You’re Part of History"
A 160-page full-color keepsake book
Books will be available beginning this Saturday, December 19
at the Society's Yellow Schoolhouse Museum
Have you attended a Sharon 250th Event this year?
Then YOU may be in this special 160-page book coming out in early December.
The Sharon 250th Book, "You're Part of History," features beautiful, full-color photos that make your favorite spots in Sharon come alive, like you've never seen them before.
Read about Sharon's history through the eyes of long-time residents, as well as residents who represent the diversity Sharon is known for. See how our town celebrated this special 250th year. Other sections include: What Makes Sharon Special, Then & Now, Timeline 1635-2015 and a variety of fascinating Did You Know facts.
|The books cost $25.00, a break-even price.
Pay an extra $5, and it will be mailed to you.
All checks must be made payable to:
“Town of Sharon.”
You are welcome to stop in at the Museum and view the book before you purchase it.
Historical Views Around Sharon Center
Post Office Square
South Main Street
Click on each image for a larger view.
Sharon Historical Society Collection Now Online
120 items from the Collection have been posted to the Sharon Historical Society's page on Gemr.com, an online social community for collectors. There, you can find photographs and descriptions of the items. Feel free to join the site and comment/start a discussion on the individual pieces. The collection is called "sharonhistorical." We will be posting more items in the future.
Click on this line to see one of the items in the Sharon Historical Society collection.
From there, you can scroll down to see the rest of the collection.
Looking for a gift...for yourself?
Stop by the Historical Society's gift shop.
We have new Items!
Larger mugs; a new tote bag that says "Number One Small Town in USA";
notepaper with 250th Anniversary Logo; colored stickers for car bumpers;
plus books, puzzles, maps, posters, tee shirts, tote bags and much more!
Click here to see some of the gift shop items.
All gift shop items can be mailed for an additional S/H charge.
Sharon Memories of the Past
Click here to view the booklet listing Sharon memories of the past.
It includes many images from old post cards.
Attention all who graduated or attended
"Old" Sharon High School on South Main Street
with Class of 1960 or earlier!
Would you like to locate friends
from your years
at "Old" Sharon High?
A second edition of the "old" Sharon High Alumni Address Booklet
has just recently been published and is now available
for purchase at the Sharon Historical Society,
the Yellow Schoolhouse Museum at 16 High Street.
For more information about the book and how to purchase it, click here.
Paul Tedesco, co-author and publisher of
"Postcard History of Norfolk County Massachusetts"
A table top book - hardcover with 416 pages
and over 400 illustrations, many in color.
The book, a collaboration by members of each community,
presents the history of Norfolk County and its 28 towns/city
through vintage postcards and much more information.
Cost is $39.95.
To read more about the book, click here
You cannot buy it anywhere else!
100th ANNIVERSARY EDITION
"SHARON THE BEAUTIFUL"
Originally printed in 1912 by the Sharon Improvement Association
with text written by J. Eveleth Griffith
Cost: $19.00, plus postage if mailed.
A new book by Mel Leventhal, a long-time Sharon resident
"Sharon-A Destiny Predicted, A Path Followed."
|Most of the chapters are related to various subjects about Sharon, its origin, growth, temperance, medicine, schools, religion, industry, zoning, history of ice cream, women in the military and more. Other chapters , including the answer to "Who Was Kilroy?" are the results of a wandering mind!
|Mel states "Sharon is a special township that is steeped in an ambiance and personality all its own." By reading this book your will better understand Mel's statement.
|The book is soft-cover, twenty chapters, 132 pages.
The cost for the book is $19.95
Books can be mailed for an additional $5.00 shipping cost.
To get your copy, visit the museum, or
send your check payable to:
Sharon Historical Society, Inc., PO Box 175, Sharon, MA 02067-0175
|Profits from the sale of the book will be divided between the Sharon Historical Society and the Marilyn Leventhal Scholarship Fund at Sharon High School.
|You may also leave your name and phone number on the Society's answering machine and a member will return your call.
Click here to
Support our Carriage House Fund Raiser
Please print the page and send in a donation.
C O N T E S T !
Click here to view a 3 minute video
of the Sharon Advocate being published in 1987
at 66 South Main where the CVS is now.
Then, if you can name anyone it the video, e-mail your answer
Winners will be announced at the end of the contest.