Gateway to the Blackstone Valley
|The Millbury Historical Society
Preserving Millbury's Past for its Future
"As a bridge from the past to the future, the Millbury
Historical Society is committed to preserve, protect,
present and promote the history of Millbury."
|P.O. Box 367
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|"Four" Fathers Program of the
Millbury Historical Society is
Rated an Historical Success!
|Harold Granish Admires His Military Display
|18th Century Gentlemen Relaxing in Asa Waters II's
(L to R) Colonel Jonathan Holman (Joe Barbato), Monitor
Ken Dumas, and Asa Waters I (Tom Fox)
|Waters' Housekeeper Sharon Anderson
accompanies her boss Susan Holman Waters (Jeri
|Squire Amos Singletary (Roger
Desrosiers) welcomes the public
into his domain.
|Reverend Ebenezer Chaplin (Alex Belisle) of the
Lord's Barn, North Parish, Sutton holds forth on
the injustices against him.
|Maids and housekeeper of the Mansion: L to R is Maureen
Army, Debbie Pousland, Karen Levitre, Mary Lou Mulhane, Jen
Kenary , Tracy Charbonneau, and Sharon Anderson
|Mr.. Granish Comes to Millbury!
Driving Alone! At the Age of
Planning for June? Be Sure to
Include Our Annual Meeting!
Free to all, members and public alike!
Refreshments provided, too!
Thursday, June 11, 2015 at 7:00 PM
Asa Waters' Mansion
Program: A Revolution of Her Own
performed by Judith Kalaora
Deborah Samson Gannett, (1762-1827), the first
woman to enlist, to fight in, and to be honorably
discharged from the American Military captivates
audiences in an hour-long program chronicling
her life. An indentured servant by the age of five,
Mrs. Samson Gannett, who hails from Plympton,
Massachusetts, grew up in a man's world, where
women were naught but second-class citizens.
After ten years working as a farm hand, Mrs.
Samson Gannett had grown strong and
possessed the physical capabilities of her male
counterparts. And then, on May 20, 1782,
wearing an old soldier's uniform, Mrs. Samson
Gannett bound her chest, tied back her hair, and
walked from Middleborough to Bellingham, MA,
where she enlisted in the 4th Massachusetts
Regiment of the Continental Army, under the
alias "Robert Shurtlieff."
Experience Mrs. Deborah Samson Gannett's
arduous upbringing, eighteen months of active
combat service, and success as the first female
professional soldier, through interactive stories
and authentic colonial attire. Mrs. Deborah
Samson Gannett's passion will take you back in
Millbury Redware is created by Bullard House Pottery
in Sutton by local artist Rachel A. Tufts.
All pieces are unique because they are hand-made
and are inscribed with the date of Millbury’s
The following distinctive samples are offered for
purchase exclusively through the Millbury Historical
Please feel free to contact Janet Kenary Dumas at
508-865-3478 if you are interested in purchasing
|Seven-year old William McLean's Gravesite in
Millbury's Central Cemetery
|Ninety-year old Beverly
half-sister of the stricken
|Bob Rochon, owner of Creative Signworks here in Millbury. Bob's
discovery made this "reunion" possible!