Upcoming Events

Dedication Ceremony for the New World War I Archives

November 10th, 2019


Mary Bean Cunningham Library and Resource Center

A ceremony to dedicate and celebrate a new addition of WWI archives to the Mary Bean Cunningham Library and Resource Center. Held by the American Legion and Braintree Historical Society.

More information to Come.

Braintree Beer GardenEvery Saturday through

October 26th

Thayer House Grounds

12 - 5PM

Hosted on the Thayer House Grounds, the Braintree Beer Garden boasts 5+ types of beers provided by Craft Beer Cellar Braintree, and different Massachusetts-based food trucks every Saturday. 

Family Friendly           Dog Friendly

History of the Braintree Municipal Golf Course

November 13th, 2019

7PM - 8:30PM

Join us in learning more about the founding and history of the Braintree Municipal Golf Course with John Donovan.

More information to come!


November 16th 2019

3PM - 11PM
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Book Now to Reserve Your Spot (limited capacity)

$50 per Person

Join us for a night of Ghost Hunting at the Thayer House, Gallivan House, and the Barn on the Thayer House Campus.

Tour Meets at the Mary Bean Cunningham Library and Resource Center

New and Noteworthy

Photos of our 2019 Farm to Table Dinner and Heritage Day Celebrations Below!

What's New at the Library and Resource Center?

Click here to find out!

What is the Blue Tarp Doing on the Roof?

Find out HERE!

A New Roof for the Thayer Birthplace!

Click HERE to find out more.


Braintree High School Social Studies Department Partnership

Braintree Public Schools Programs

CATS Academy Partnership

Thayer Academy Intern Program

BCYC Partnership

Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts Programs

Read more about our involvement in education programs HERE

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?


Gilbert L Bean Museum & Mary Bean Cunningham Historical Resource Center

Open Tuesday & Wednesday 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 - BY APPOINTMENT ONLY

Appointments should be made at least two days in advance by emailing BHS at to confirm availability.

Group Tours are encouraged.

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