Links from the Old Colony Historical Society in Taunton, Massachusetts:
History, music, theater, culture and the arts in the Taunton region—find out about these events that are happening every week in the community.
Town of Berkley website
City’s official website with events listings, contacts for municipal government, and general information on the city.
Taunton Area Chamber of Commerce has much useful area information, especially for business interests and tourists, and sells local postcards and books such as Candles on the Green.
Town of Dighton website
Downtown Taunton Business Improvement District and Downtown Taunton Foundation
These non-profit are dedicated to the revitalization and growth of downtown Taunton. Their website is a good resource for finding out about services and events in the city.
Our neighbor on Church Green, the congregation was gathered in 1637 with Elizabeth Pole as a founder. Today, this active Unitarian Universalist Church is central to many events and organizations in the community.
Not all, but many burials in the Taunton region, and millions of other burials are registered on this site.
Dedicated on Church Green June 10, 2012.
Downtown Taunton’s advocate for the improvement of local business and quality of life. Each year, they organize events that benefit the community such as summer concerts and the Lights On holiday festival.
From the MA Department of Conservation and Recreation, many links to information about enjoying and preserving historic landscapes such as parks, cemeteries, estates, and agricultural land.
Taunton’s yearly celebration of local history takes place each October with free events that are fun for the whole family!
A great variety of research collections can be found at the Commonwealth’s archives, some available on-line. A sampling includes early court records, vital records, records of state institutions, and Plymouth Colony records.
A non-profit community development organization dedicated to building stronger neighborhoods in the greater Taunton region.
Located in Boston, NEHGS is the country’s oldest and most complete family history resource.
The regional professional group that is a great resource for information on museum practices, jobs, an annual conference, and professional education. A complete listing of museums in New England to visit and links to their sites is included.
Town of Norton
This museum of the Pilgrim’s story shows real Mayflower artifacts and the people who were New England’s first permanent English settlers. Located in Plymouth, it is the nation’s oldest continuously-operating public museum, yet its interpretations and changing exhibits are completely up to date.
A great research resource for locating similar historical organizations.
Town of Raynham website
Many land records are now available on-line, and if they are not yet, find out how to access older records.
Wills, estate inventories, and other types of family records may be found through this office.
Located at Stonehill College in Easton, MA, the excellent archive and museum chronicles the Ames shovel business, early ironworks, and other topics exploring America’s industrial past.
Adoption of pets and how to support our animal friends.
This active group of local veterans sponsors many events, including vigils at one of the oldest Vietnam memorials in the country, right here on Church Green. Their site also presents other information on military history and resources for veterans.
A great resource for so many interests, the library also has a complete microfilm set of newspapers, vital records, and history books.
This website for the Taunton River, designated by the National Park Service as a national Wild and Scenic waterway, has much to offer in the way of recreation and conservation info.
This historic burial
ground is located on the Taunton River, today on the grounds of TMLP’s Cleary
Flood Station on Somerset Avenue. The
cemetery is a prime example of historic preservation.