Nahant Historical Society

41 Valley Road, Nahant Massachusetts 01908 781-581-2727

Our mission is:
“To acquire, preserve and interpret artifacts of Nahant, Massachusetts, illustrating its history, prehistory and that of people associated with it, for the enjoyment, education and enrichment of the public. ”

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Last updated
10 nov 2015/csb
witch house post card

Witch House at Maolis Gardens (Post Card, detail), Nahant Historical Society Collection

Cordially Invites You to the

the Snow Ball

Pre-registration is closed, at the door registration is open, there is still space available, come join us in celebration of the Society!

the Snow Ball Want to know where your neighbors were 40 years ago? Mark your calendars for December 31st and join us at the Snow Ball. The 40 year-old Nahant Historical Society plans to create a magical winter wonderland at the Nahant Country Club.
Start digging through your photo albums for a picture of yourself from the mid-seventies. More details to come soon.
Join us for food, fun and music as we end our first 40 year run and enter into the history yet to be made. Fine evening wear of any era is encouraged. More information to come.

Greeting card, c. 1890, Catherine Cusack collection,
Nahant Historical Society

Come visit us and see our new acquisitions and don’t forget to browse in our gift shop,
and shop either online or in person.

new to our collection
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The Ellingwood Christmas Concert on December 20 has sold out, thank you to all of the Friends of Ellingwood who have supported us this year! There will be no ticket sales at the door.

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2016 Nahant Calendar!
It’s time to pre-order.

This year’s theme is
“Nahant in Stereoscopic Views”
Pre-Order yours today: $12 plus shipping, or you can arrange for pickup at the Society.

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Ellingwood Chapel
Concert Series

Visit the concert page for the latest schedule and related information.

The Christmas Concert on December 20 has sold out, thank you to all of the Friends of Ellingwood who have supported us this year! There will be no ticket sales at the door.

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Friends of Ellingwood
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Nahant Community Center

Come visit and learn about Nahant’s rich historic heritage in our quarters here at the Nahant Community Center, formerly the Valley Road School. We welcome researchers and urge you to visit our Hodges Reference Room and its library and archives facilities. We invite you to visit our premier major exhibition, entitled Nahant on the Rocks. This retrospective illustrates in a lively format the legendary and seldom told story of Nahant and its people. Nahant on the Rocks opened in 2003 to rave reviews. In 2004 this exhibition won one of the most prestigious museum awards: the Certificate of Commendation from the American Association of State and Local History.
History is fun! Come join us.

The Nahant Historical Society is a member of the following organizations:
American Association of State and Local History
New England Historic Genealogical Society
New England Museum Association