HHS Team

HHS Team

"We are not makers of history. We are made by history."
~ Martin Luther King, Jr.

We feel fortunate to live where hundreds of years of local American history is apparent in our municipal buildings, churches, private homes, businesses, agriculture, natural landscape, infrastructure and culture. That history sometimes includes our own ancestors, though distant cousins they may be! The HHS Team of members is enthusiastic to share that stream of information; people, places and things that make Hamilton MA the town it is now in the 21st Century. There's always something "old" making "news". We'll share it here with you!

You are welcome to comment on the topics at hand. We expect that you will limit your comments to polite and respectful responses. If you are able to expand on any topic with verifiable facts that might add historical information/context to the blog piece, please do! Our goal is to create the most complete story of Hamilton possible for generations to come!

Website URL: http://hamiltonmahistoricalsociety.org

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.