BHC is an advisory committee for the Town of Bridgewater. Stephen Rogan-Chair
Tonight’s Historical Commission meeting will be starting at 7 tonight rather than 6.
Bridgewater’s First Annual Juneteenth Freedom Day event is today at 3.
Beautiful morning for the annual Lions Club Fishing Derby at Skeeter Mill Pond.
Tonight at 6:30
Does your home or neighborhood have a unique history or story that you are willing to share?
There are many stories that the Historical Commission may not know about.
Let’s find out more about where we live.
I look forward to your responses.
Kids swimming at Lakeview Summer Camp in 1945. The article says Middleboro, but this is in Bridgewater.
Lake View Rest and Convalescent Hospital was located at the end of South Street on Sturtevant’s Pond. It started as a fashionable convalescent hospital, where actresses and high society folk would pay good money to relax and recuperate.
In the 1920’s it was converted to a rest camp for poor mothers and children to escape the tenements of Boston.
A few more images of the mystery location.
Where is this located? Story to follow soon.
This is from an 1889 The Enterprise of Brockton article. Please don't start carving your name on turtles.
I toured 50 Mount Prospect St. A beautiful Greek Revival home circa 1845. The home was moved to its current location in 1870 by Henry Braman, who ran a successful sign and carriage painting business in town. There are numerous homes in Bridgewater that were relocated. Do you know the history of your home?
Is your Bridgewater house a catalog or kit house? I found my house in a 1927 Brick Manufacturer’s catalog.
Kit homes were popular in the early 20th century.
Sears reported that more than 70,000 of their “Honor Built” homes were sold in North America between 1908 and 1940.
Flashback to one of the first posts on the Bridgewater Historical Commission page. “The Beyond” memorial that sits atop the western hill in the Mount Prospect Cemetery.
2 years and 900 Facebook followers later, we finally have an Instagram account. Follow on Instagram at https://www.instagram.com/p/CMD5pCOlb63/?igshid=d58dqeb1ymbu
I’m still having fun adding color to old Bridgewater. Do you know where these photos are?
Baseball in Bridgewater
2 successful years of the Bridgewater Historical Commission being on Facebook.
As of now, there are almost 900 followers to the page!!!!!
I created this page to share the history of Bridgewater with the public. Before the page, the only way to view some of the documents was by visiting the library during specific hours.
Through this page, I was able to make some amazing connections, help people with the history of their property and highlight the History of Bridgewater, MA to the world.
The most important moment definitely has to be creating a shared connection and social justice rally with the town of Bridgwater, Somerset, UK during the summer. It started with a document from the 1840’s between the town’s and ended up as a very important news story on BBC World Services.
Thanks you to everyone who has contributed. I look forward to sharing more history!
We are always looking for more photos and stories of Bridgewater to share, especially from the 1920’s to the 1980’s.
The Robert Gould Shaw and Massachusetts 54th Regiment Memorial in Boston is going back up today after a $3M restoration.
Bridgewater Resident Lewis Legare Simpson (1842-1918) was a Private in Company G of the 54th Regiment.
Here is a colorized photo of Lewis and his family, who lived on Cottage St.
Lewis is buried in the Mt. Prospect Cemetery.
You should check out the features on the MyHeritage app. You can bring photos to life. Here is Samuel Pearly Gates. He was the treasurer of the Eagle Cotton Gin Company that was located at the end of Pearl St. He went on to help charter Bridgewater Savings Bank (now Bluestone Bank).
Next Historical Commission Meeting is this Thursday, Feb. 18th at 6pm.
We will be discussing the McElwain project, Memorial Building updates, High Street Dam and Bridge Project and the upcoming Community Preservation Committee open forum.
Great news for Bridgewater!
The Town of Bridgewater has been awarded a grant from MADOT’s Complete Streets Funding Program which we will utilize to improve pedestrian, bike, and vehicular traffic as well as create a safer traffic environment in downtown. This project includes improvements to Broad Street and Main Street consisting of replacing and/or adding crosswalks, ADA compliant wheelchair ramps, signage, curb extensions, lighting, and bike lanes. Details on these updates are available to review through the Community and Economic Development office at https://www.bridgewaterma.org/DocumentCenter/Index/279. We encourage residents and commuters to contact Elijah Romulus, Assistant Town Planner, at [email protected] or (508) 697-0950 if you have any questions about the project. We apologize in advance for any inconveniences during these improvements.
Bridgewater, MA The Document Center is for storage of documents of many different file types. Documents stored in the Document Center can be separated by folders and subfolders.
Here is a 2011 BTV story on Bridgewater Historical Commission’s Bob Wood. Bob explains how he researched the history of houses around town.
With more databases online, I’ve been able to continue the research of Bridgewater’s history.
The History of Bridgewater Bill Wood presents a historical look at Bridgewater, MA
Stay safe during the storm and make way for plows. Here are a few snowy scenes from Bridgewater’s past.
Bridgewater history 1909 - Newspapers.com Clipping found in The Boston Globe in Boston, Massachusetts on Apr 29, 1909. Bridgewater history 1909
Providing students with a variety of volunteer and community service opportunities in Southeastern M
Official page for Civil Air Patrol Massachusetts Wing's Bridgewater State University Composite Squad
Student Government Association: The voice of the students at Bridgewater State University!
The Bridgewater State University Observatory is on top of the BSU Science and Mathematics Center—we do outreach, research, and astrophotography!
Military and Veteran Student Services is committed to assisting the military and veteran students an
Like our page to support a community effort to revive Bridgewater's first theatre that closed in 195
The Civil Air Patrol newest Senior Squadron at BSU is registered as MA-005 and is the only college-affiliated CAP squadron in New England.
The Center for Pre K - 12 Education Outreach at Bridgewater State University offers an array of prog
Town of Bridgewater Ma., Animal Control and Animal Inspections