Attention Braintree Youth Groups
Do You Want to Create a Braintree Instructions Skit for the Braintree Historical Society’s Heritage Day Celebration on September 16th?
Open To All Youth groups under the age of 21
It all started in Braintree. From British America to The United States of America in 11 years.
Economic conditions were difficult. These were lean times. It's been 145 years or 6 generations since 1620. Since the end of the Seven Years War, the British have occupied the area and now want to impose a tax to pay for their occupation. The Stamp Tax. (see below*)
We’d like to celebrate the call for rights by the people of Braintree, and democracy by hosting a small group of Braintree Instructions skits developed and presented by interested youth groups of today’s Braintree and the surrounding towns of Quincy, Holbrook and Randolph, which were once part of Old Braintree. Youth groups will develop a skit whose theme could be one of the following or combine all three.
Ron Frazier, who served in Viet-Nam in 1963 and 1964 is shown in a photo of one small section of the Wall, which displays the names of 57,692 United States military who died in defense of democracy in Viet-Nam.
It’s been almost three years of restoration and reconfiguration to prepare for the opening of the Gilbert Bean Barn and Mary Bean Cunningham Resource Center.
Thayer Family Members :
The Society was privileged to show Gloria Thayer Grochowski, Ron & Deborah Berger, and twins, Garrett and Madison Grochowski the Thayer Birthplace, the home of their forefathers. They were retracing their family ancestry back to the year 1641 when brothers Richard and Thomas Thayer, settlers from the community of Thornbury, Gloucestershire, England, arrived in Braintree.
The visit provided them an insightful glimpse of their life as farmers before the Revolution. The Thayer House was built in 1720 by Nathaniel Thayer, great-great grandfather to Sylvanus Thayer, the youngest of seven children, known as the Father of the U.S.Military Academy at West Point.
Over 500 Children attended the BHS - Braintree Public School Program in june 2018!
In collaboration with the Braintree Historical Society and the Braintree Public Schools 3rd and 5th grade students, over 500 students, visited General Sylvanus Thayer Birthplace during the first two weeks of June 2018 for their annual "Braintree Our Town" field trip.
(click) Farm to Table Dinner
Braintree Public Schools "Braintree, Our Town" TRI-VISIT PROGRAM Monday, June 04, 20189:00 AM - 1:30 PM Gen. Sylvanus Thayer Birthplace, Braintree
Annual General Meeting Dinner Monday, May 21, 20186:00 PM - 9:00 PM Granite Grill, 703 Granite street, Braintree MA 02184
Spinning and Weaving Exhibition! Sunday, April 15, 201811:00 AM - 1:30 PM Gilbert Bean Barn
Causes of the Civil War/Fate of Slaves Monday, April 09, 20187:00 PM - 9:00 PM Thayer Public Library Auditorium
Chief Wompatuck and the Native American culture of Early New England Wednesday, March 28, 20187:00 PM - 9:00 PM Gilbert Bean and Mary Bean Cunningham Resource Center
Historic Braintree was founded on land first colonized in 1625 by Captain Wollaston, and initially named Mount Wollaston. Under the rule of Thomas Morton it was renamed Merry Mount. The area was resettled and incorporated as the town of Braintree, named after the English town of Braintree in 1640, on land which is now part of the current town of Braintree, from which Randolph, Holbrook, the City of Quincy were split off.
Braintree is the birthplace to Presidents John Adams (1735-1826), and John Quincy Adams (1767-1848), as well as
statesman John Hancock (1767-1848) and General Sylvanus Thayer (1785-1872) (photograph of his birthplace, The Thayer House, shown above).
*It all started in Braintree.
Economic conditions were difficult. These were lean times. It's been 145 years or 6 generations since 1620. Since the end of the Seven Years War, the British have occupied the area and now want to impose a tax to pay for their occupation. The Stamp Tax.
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Thayer Academy Student Intern Program - 2018
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THOMAS WATSON - MASTER INNOVATOR
Photograph of Schooner built by Thomas Watson between 1902 and 1907
He soon began taking bids for building naval destroyers and by 1901 the Fore River Ship and Engine Company was one of the largest shipyards in America. It would later become one of the major shipyards during World War II, after being purchased by Bethlehem Steel Corporation.
Over the last month, BHS launched a new Volunteer Initiative. We hosted two very successful Volunteer Orientation sessions. We had a full house of Volunteers bringing new energy, ideas, enthusiasm, and learning about the incredible history and legacy of the Braintree Historical Society, founded in 1930. Our goal for this Initiative is to increase our volunteers to 100 over the course of the coming year. Won't you join us? Volunteer
Appointments should be made at least two days in advance
by emailing BHS at email@example.com to confirm availability. Group Tours are encouraged.