Haunted Cemetery Tour!!!
Join GHS President Chris Comiskey and the Grim Reaper on October 27th and 28th at 2:00 pm for a glimpse at the macabre side of Georgetown's history. Hear the legends of the bewitched meal chest and the ghost of Moses Nelson; ponder the mysterious deaths of suspected witch Elizabeth Cloughlin and her black cat, Jumper; plus hear stories of ghastly deaths, including a murder and a most surprising murderer! Tours take place in Georgetown's historic Union Cemetery on East Main Street. Cost of admission is $5 per person. Parking is available in the cemetery. Please use the east entrance.
Annual Meeting: Wednesday, December 5th
The Annual Meeting of the Georgetown Historical Society will be held at the Georgetown Peabody Library on Wednesday, December 5th at 7:00 p.m. Our special guest speaker this year will be Dr. Michael Cross, who will give a presentation on "Snake Oil: Can you tell fact from fiction?" The late 19th and early 20th century is considered the "Golden Age of Quackery," a time when snake oil salesmen sold patent medicines to an unsuspecting public. This lecture presents many of the scientific and medical "quack" tonics and devices so prevalent during this time period as well as their modern counterparts. Michael Cross is an Associate Professor of chemistry at Northern Essex Community College. All are welcome to attend this meeting. Gift shop items will be available for sale, and light refreshments will be served.
Watch your mailboxes. Annual Meeting notices and ballots will be mailed
out in November.
Opening Day t/b/a
In 2019 The Brocklebank Museum will be open on Sundays to the public from 2:00 - 5:00 p.m.
This scavenger hunt is intended to be a fun way to learn about history while gaining a deeper
appreciation of our old graveyards and the importance of preserving and protecting them. To download the Scavenger Hunt Form, click here.