Join the Hingham Historical Society for “Out of the Box: Stories from our Collections”

Photo courtesy of The Hingham Historical Society.

September 9, 2021 by Eileen Mclntyre

The Hingham Historical Society is pleased to announce its 4th Annual Lecture Series. The theme for the series that begins in September and will run through May of 2022 is “Out of the Box: Stories from our Collections.” Subscription-based tickets will be available online starting Friday September 10 at

The seven-program series will provide  an informative journey through the collections of the Hingham Historical Society.  Through the generosity of world class experts and volunteer enthusiasts, our tour will focus on  six collection categories: furniture; needlework; archived paper and digital material; militaria; musical instruments; and costumes. The seventh and final lecture in our series will explore the future of museum collections and the opportunities and challenges of preservation in the 21st century. 

For more than one hundred years, the mission of the private, non-profit Hingham Historical Society has been to collect, preserve and promote the history of Hingham, Massachusetts. Our collections have much to tell us about our Hingham forbears, and what our former Society colleagues chose to save. 

Guided by speakers carefully chosen for their specific areas of expertise, we hope you will gain a deeper understanding of the material culture of historic Hingham, while enjoying opportunities for connection and community with the Hingham Historical Society.

The Society made history with our lecture series last year, pivoting quickly to meet the unexpected conditions caused by the pandemic. We hope you will join us again this year, when, based on popular demand, we will offer our “Out of the Box” lecture series in a hybrid format. The series’ programs will be offered live on seven Sunday afternoons at 3 PM. You will be able to attend in person at the Hingham Heritage Museum (34 Main Street, Hingham) or join us live-via-Zoom online from the comfort of your home. We have invested in technology that will allow us to deliver a robust remote viewing experience and have revised our 3rd floor layout to ensure a comfortable in-person experience.  

This lecture series is again made possible by the work of the Society’s all-volunteer Education Committee, chaired by board member Eileen McIntyre, and including board members Kathy Curley and Lara Thompson, along with Mary Ann Bryan, Ruth Gilbert-Whitner, Andy Hertig, Jim Macedo, and  Ann McCarthy-Egan. We look forward to seeing you (physically or digitally) at the Hingham Heritage Museum this fall.

For a detailed description of the seven programs included in the “Out of the Box” series, go to the Hingham Historical Society website at  If you are on the Society mailing list, you should also receive a printed brochure in your mailbox by September 13.

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