The Heath Historical Society
The Board of the Heath Historical Society is delighted to invite you our Annual Meeting – Potluck – Dining with History, to be held on October 1st, 2022 (see attached flyer). This year the Dining with History event is Roots to Heath. We will feature several Heath residents who will share their stories and the paths their ancestors traveled that eventually led them to make their own homes in Heath. The event will take place in the Heath Community Hall. The program is as follows:
5:00 PM Annual Meeting
5:30 PM Potluck
6:00 PM Dining with History: Roots to Heath
Also please be advised that there are several positions opening up on the Board, and there are a number of activities for which we are seeking volunteer support. If you would like to get more involved in the history of Heath, please let us know at the Annual Meeting, or contact President Ned Wolf directly. Further, we will be conducting our annual drive for membership dues at the meeting, so please consider paying your dues at that time, if you haven’t already.
P.O. Box 698
Heath, MA 01346
Board of Directors 2020-2022
President: Ned Wolf
Vice-President: Claire Rabbitt
Treasurer: Bob Viarengo
Secretary: Nina Marshall
Jack Estes, Webmaster
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, or send us an email.
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.
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!
to the Collection
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.
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
Spotlight on an artifact or image recently donated
to the Heath Historical Society Collection.
From the Society archives...
of W. Carl Smith and Miss Nina Stockwell,