HISTORY MOMENT: The Daly Family

By:  Bob Malme, Archivist, Hingham Historical Society In honor of St. Patrick’s Day and thanks to two binders of the John P. Richardson Collection co-owned by the Hingham Historical Commission and Hingham Historical Society, I would like to introduce the Dalys, one of the town’s earliest Irish immigrant families. Daniel Daly (1825-1911) was born in …

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When George Washington came to Boston: A Loyalist’s view from Hingham

By: Paula Bagger for the Hingham Historical Society Newly inaugurated President George Washington toured the New England states in the fall of 1789, arriving in Boston on October 24 to an elaborate public celebration. A triumphal arch, designed by Charles Bulfinch, was constructed in Washington’s honor at the west end of the Old State House, …

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Hingham History Moment: Elizabeth Coatsworth and “The Littlest House”

    Photo Courtesy of Hingham Historical Society HISTORY MOMENT: ELIZABETH COATSWORTH (1893-1986) by Deirdre Anderson, Executive Director Growing up in Hingham, Elizabeth Coatsworth’s 1946 book The Littlest House was a favorite for my sister, Clare and me. We would check out a copy from the Hingham Public Library and ride our bikes down Summer …

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