Sharon Historical Society

Sharon, Massachusetts

Where the past is always present!

Preserving the heritage of Sharon for 42 years!

Admission is FREE!

 

About Sharon Historical Society & the “Yellow Schoolhouse” Museum

Our Mission: The Sharon Historical Society was founded to promote the research, study, dissemination, publication and recording of the history of the Town of Sharon, Massachusetts.

 

Street Address: 16 High Street, Sharon, MA 02067-0175, just up the street from the historic Sharon Public Library, in Post Office Square

 

Open Hours: Out of concern for the health of our membership and collections, the Sharon Historical Society has temporarily suspended regularly scheduled open hours, to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

The Yellow Schoolhouse Museum is accessible to those who are physically challenged. Parking is available behind the museum or at the adjacent Municipal Parking Lot.

 

Historical Views Around Sharon Center

Pettees Store c1920

Pettee's Store, PO Square circa 1920

SMainSt c1905

South Main Street circa 1905

Town Hall c1905

Town Hall circa 1905

Pettees Store c1920

Pettee's Store, PO Square circa 1920

SMainSt c1905

South Main Street circa 1905

Town Hall c1905

Town Hall circa 1905

Many of our members rely on this timeline of compiled historical events in Sharon’s history, brought to you by our Past-President, Fmr. Chief Archivist, & Beloved Sharonite, Shirley Harris Schofield.

 

A booklet collection of Sharon memories, by current and fmr. residents of Sharon, including many unique images and post cards, from Sharon’s past!

 

Sharon, Massachusetts – A History

Our popular 1976 Bicentennial History is back!
Long out of print, the so-called

“Red Book” of Sharon’s History

has been reprinted in paperback.

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From the book jacket:

“ Sharon , ‘A better place to live…

…because it is naturally beautiful,’ has evolved
in two hundred years from a farming community,
to a thriving industrial center, to the
residential town that it is today,” So states the
prologue to the 1976 first edition of
“Sharon, Massachusetts—A History.”

In celebration of the National Bicentennial Year, the
citizens of Sharon set out the history of their New
England town. This group effort represents a wonderful
resource of Sharon history, lore and photography that
every past and present resident is sure to cherish.

Cost: $24.95, plus shipping

100th Anniversary Edition of “Sharon the Beautiful”

Sharon Historical Society Exclusive

Sharon The Beautiful

Originally printed in 1912 by the Sharon Improvement Association
with text written by J. Eveleth Griffith

Cost: $19.00, plus shipping

Sharon-A Destiny Predicted, A Path Followed.

Author Mel Leventhal, long-time Sharon resident

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.

Cost: $19.95, plus shipping

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.

Postcard History of Norfolk County Massachusetts

Paul Tedesco, co-author and publisher

PostcardHistory

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: $39.95, plus shipping

More Postcards from the Museum’s Collection

@SharonHistory Facebook Page

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