Plymouth Antiquarian Society




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The Plymouth Antiquarian Society, founded in 1919, is Plymouth's largest organization dedicated to preserving historic houses and landmarks. The Society owns and maintains three historic houses from different centuries: the 1677 Harlow House, the 1749 Spooner House, and the 1809 Hedge House, and an ancient Native American site, Sacrifice Rock. Since 1920, PAS has welcomed the public to its historic properties for tours, exhibits, and programs. The historic houses tell the story of everyday life in Plymouth from the mid-1600s to the present, with period rooms featuring early American furnishings and domestic artifacts. The Society also offers a seasonal calendar of special events and programs on local history. Membership is open to the public.

99th Annual Meeting & Dinner
Friday, November 2nd — 5:30 pm
Plymouth Country Club, 221 Warren Avenue, Plymouth
Join members for the annual business meeting at 5:30 pm, followed by a delicious dinner buffet at 6:15 pm and a presentation by Dr. Christopher Capozzola, Professor of History at MIT, at 7pm. In April 1917, when Uncle Sam pointed at Americans and said, “I Want YOU,” how did they respond? How did they mobilize schools, churches, and communities to support the war? And how did they monitor and suppress their anti-war neighbors? Drawing particularly on the history of Massachusetts communities (including Plymouth and the South Coast), Dr. Capozzola will explore a crucial moment in America’s history and its lessons a century later.
Tickets are $35/person. Prepaid reservations are required by Monday, October 22. Please register using the PayPal button below or by calling 508-746-0012.

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Plymouth Poppies Project
Community members are invited to join the Antiquarian Society in creating a special installation to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the end of World War I on November 11th (Veterans Day). We are planting a field of knit or crocheted poppies on one or more of our historic properties as a visual tribute to all those from Plymouth County who have served in wars, conflicts, and peacekeeping operations. This project is inspired by the 5000 Poppies initiative ( If you are interested in making and donating poppies for the installation, please contact PAS Trustee Denise DeMore ( for information.

Our Hedge UpFront Campaign is underway. Learn more here.

Please explore our 2018 Calendar of Events. Click on a link to view a specific month:February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November, December.

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    For more information, contact:
Plymouth Antiquarian Society
P.O. Box 3773
Plymouth, MA 02361
Phone 508-746-0012