Blog: What's Old is News!

HHS Team

Presenting a Powerfully Informative New Website!

The Hamilton MA Historical Society is pleased to have a new multi-featured website for the Public and Members!

From the calendar to the gallery, the new website offers a great website visitor experience and a location to expand our living history for those who live in the Town, or are simply curious about the earliest history of the United States of America here in our historic region of Essex County. Surrounded by other towns of Colonial Period history, including Essex, Ipswich, Topsfield and Wenham, MA, there is a lot to discover! Join us in the adventure to learn of our past and know its impact on our present!


Calling out to the Public

Is anyone out there who might have a bit of Hamilton, MA history to share with the Public visiting this site?

For example, photos of antique (100 year+) Hamilton MA-made furniture, earliest weapons, dinnerware, or artwork of our agricultural past. Town contributions of content will become part of our historical "quilt" that helps to create a more complete image of our long history in the U.S.A.


The First Airplane Site in New England

Did you know that Hamilton boasts the first airplane site in New England?

It's true! The Hamilton Board of Selectmen approved the Society's request to place a plaque near Chebacco Lake commemorating this historical milestone in Massachusetts! "February 28, 1910 First powered flight in New England- Augustus M. Herring in a Herring-Burgess #1 took off from the ice at the Chebacco Lake in Hamilton." (reference: MA Aviation Historical Society Inc.).

More information is expected soon.