Join us for the
HHS Annual Meeting
Saturday, August 7, 2021
followed by program on the history of

The Heath Telephone Company


P.O. Box 698

Heath, MA 01346

Board of Directors 2020-2021

President: Ned Wolf

Vice-President: Claire Rabbitt

Treasurer: Bob Viarengo

Curator: Chris Luis-Schultz

Secretary: Nina Marshall

Board. Members:

   Kara Leistyna

   Heather Hathwell

   Jack Estes, Webmaster

Contact us:


We are always on the lookout for people who might be interested in helping with the Historical Society. Any skill is welcomed. We need enthusiastic individuals who are willing to plan and organize and learn.

See any board member for more information.

Our current and upcoming projects include repairing one of the doors on the Solomon Temple Barn, repairing windows in the Old Town House, setting up signs for significant historic sites, and itemizing and describing all the Society's artifacts.


The Heath Historical Society is a tax-exempt 501(c)3 organization. We will gladly accept your tax-deductible donations of any size. We use donations to help maintain the precious old buildings and to preserve - and gather - the various writings and artifacts related to Heath. Please consider donating to our organization to help us keep the history of Heath alive.

Posted June 25, 2021

After moving to Heath last year, Bill Fontes has been volunteering with the Society, including helping to evaluate and maintain the Society's historic museum buildings: the Center Schoolhouse (1867), the 18th-century Solomon Temple Barn at the Heath Fairgrounds, and the Old Town house on the Town Common. Bill will be organizing a small group of volunteers to do some clean up in the three buildings in preparation to welcome back visitors at the museums in the coming months. 

Bill plans on starting with the Solomon Temple Barn, to ready it in time for the return of the Heath Fair. Each cleanup will likely be scheduled for one or two days, with the first workday either in the week of July 4th or the following week, with others to follow. If anyone can give a few hours of their time to help it will be greatly appreciated. 

Use our contact form or you can email us directly noting "Cleanup" in the subject line and/or in the message area. Please feel free to include any other comments or questions you might have about the Cleanup. Bill will follow up with those who express interest, and then will determine what dates will work best for the "Clean-Uppers!"

Thank you for your continuing support of HHS!


With support from our members and the Massachusetts Preservation Projects Fund the much needed restoration of the Old Town House windows continues to move forward!

And After!


New Donation
to the Collection

Spotlight on an artifact or image recently donated

to the Heath Historical Society Collection.

Several members of the family of W. Carl and Nina (Stockwell) Smith have contributed some wonderful images and artifacts that were handed down to them by their late aunt, Margaret Smith Jones.

North Heath, July 25, 1915

Mr. and Mrs. Hugh Thompson, John Thompson (age 8 months), Mr. and Mrs. W. Carl Smith (nee Nina Stockwell), Margaret and Robert Smith.

From a postcard by C.W. Johnson, Springfield, MA


A peek at the coming raffle quilt!