Visit the Braintree Historical Society to learn more about the fight for women's suffrage in America and specifically in Braintree.
Learn about contributions to the movement by famous Suffragettes such as Ida B. Wells, Jane Addams, and Elizabeth Cady Stanton.
The Braintree Historical Society is proud to host
The Braintree Beer Garden
Located on the Thayer House Grounds
Every Saturday 12PM -5PM
September 5th - October 31st
1. Masks must be worn AT ALL TIMES UNLESS SEATED
2. Food must be ordered by everyone in your party in order to receive your first drink
3. Mask must be worn when heading to the bathroom.
4. You will have a waiter/waitress to place all of your food and drink orders - please stay at your table!
5. Dogs are allowed - but they must remain with you and leashed at all times
6. No more than 6 people may be in your party
7. No reservations will be taken
8. MOST IMPORTANTLY: Our waitstaff will be working hard to provide you with excellent service. This year is much different from the past two years and will certainly prove to be a learning experience for the entire team. PLEASE exercise patience, TIP YOUR WAITSTAFF, and enjoy your time with us. If you have any questions, you can always grab one of us.
MASSACHUSETTS PANDEMIC PHASE 3 REOPENING
BRAINTREE HISTORICAL SOCIETY
The Braintree Historical Society Barn (The Gilbert L Bean Museum, Braintree-Centered Historical Library & Genealogical Resource Center) Has Reopened Effective Saturday, July 11, 2020.
Hours Are Currently
Saturday – Noon To 4 PM
Thursday - 9:30 AM to 12:30 PM
Eight (8) Visitors Maximum Are Allowed At Any Time In Addition To Members Of The Society’s All-Volunteer Staff.
BRAINTREE HISTORICAL SOCIETY COVID-19 SAFETY GUIDELINES
You will also see the following sign on the entrances:
Please read this carefully.
We’re doing our part to prevent the spread of COVID-19.
We are restricting access for anyone who has been knowingly exposed to the COVID-19 virus in the last 14 days.
By entering the Barn, you are affirming and attesting that:
If you answered YES to any of the above statements, you may NOT enter this building.
Thank you for your cooperation.
The Volunteers & Board of Directors of the Braintree Historical Society.
If you have any questions or concerns, please contact us at:
The Gilbert L. Bean Barn and Mary Bean Cunningham Library and Resource Center are Open!
Please stop by during our open hours
Thursday: 9:30AM - 12:30PM
Saturday: 12:00PM - 4:00PM
Check Our Facebook for any Updates to Open Hours or Closings
Current Exhibition is Light Up the Season featuring Lighting through the years plus handmade doll houses and doll furniture.
New and Noteworthy
The Society’s Website and Social Media Initiative Moves Ahead
Over the past two months, the Society has moved forward in leaps and bounds with the organization’s website and new ways of communicating with the public.
Volunteers, Kari Mofford & Yvonne Dhimitri, have joined Aziz Karsan as Society website administrators significantly lightening the responsibility of our Webmaster.
More Information HERE
At Long Last … The Gallivan House Historic Preservation Restriction Agreement Is Complete
As we indicated in the Society’s June Newsletter, the Gallivan House, the brick NeoGeorgian home directly across the street from the Town Green, was purchased by Braintree Historical Society in 2005 to join the General Sylvanus Thayer Birthplace, the Asa French House and the Barn and Resource Center at 31 Tenney Road, as one historic campus. The home has remained unused for a majority of time since its purchase.
More Information HERE.
Photos of our 2019 Farm to Table Dinner and Heritage Day Celebrations Below!
What's New at the Library and Resource Center?
Braintree High School Social Studies Department Partnership
CATS Academy Partnership
Thayer Academy Intern Program
Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts Programs
Over the last few months, BHS launched a new Volunteer Initiative. In our two very successful Volunteer Orientation sessions, a full house of Volunteers brought new energy, ideas, and enthusiasm about the incredible history and legacy of the Braintree Historical Society. Our goal for this Initiative is to increase our volunteers to 100 over the course of the coming year. Won't you join us?
Open Thursday 9:30 AM -12:30 PM; Saturday Noon to 4 PM
Other Days & Times By Appointment
Tours of The Thayer Birthplace
Available on Tuesdays and Thursdays, from 10 AM - 2 PM
Saturdays from 12 PM - 4 PM
BY APPOINTMENT ONLY
Appointments should be made at least two days in advance by emailing BHS at firstname.lastname@example.org to confirm availability.
Group Tours are encouraged.