Today, I went to the Templeton Arts and Crafts Festival and had a great time looking around at all the wares and trinkets (and of course talking to everyone). The highlight for this Tuesday Girl though was taking a walk through our history in the rooms and halls of the Narragansett Historical Society. I wish I had the time to hang around there more often as you know how I love a great story and the history and heritage of our town and our ancestors fascinate me. I believe I saw a photograph of Brian Tanguay riding this lovely antique bicycle around today.
As I browsed around the rooms, I took several pictures and put them in a video to some old rag time music and wanted to share it with you. I will also say that while I was checking out some of the war memorabilia I had a wonderful conversation with Mr. Rich and he told me many stories of the old high school, showed me a roster of men that went to war and who he remembered, and he pointed out photos of our veterans that served in the wars. I was glad he took the time to share with me.
The Historical Society needs our help. Many people confuse the Historical Society with the Historical Commission within our town and they are not; they do not receive funds from the Town of Templeton and are not part of any budget. They function on their own as a separate entity and they rely on funds from private citizens and businesses to keep them going and enable them to preserve and restore items that are donated or found by the society. This is where we come in and can be a great help. The following are fees for membership to the Narragansett Historical Society that when paid will help keep their mission going. Please consider becoming a member today and be a part of keeping our history alive!
Lifetime Membership $100
Annual Membership $15
Student Membership $5 annually
Family Membership $25 annually
Please make your check payable to Narragansett Historical Society Inc. and drop it in the mail to P.O.Box 354 Templeton MA 01468. Your membership entitles you to free admission to the building, access to all records, genealogy, civil war, family photo albums, and the joy of knowing you are a part of preserving Templeton’s history and artifacts.
The Narragansett Historical Society, it’s members and Tuesday Girl thank you for your donation, your membership and always for your support!