South Shore Historical Society, Inc.

A 501C3 non profit organization, Founded and Incorporated July 5, 2000

Scheduled Activities of South Shore Historical Society, Inc,

The only scheduled activity at this time is to maintain this website.

      Cyber-Museum Hours

South Shore Historical Society, Inc.'s Cyber-Museum of Local History is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week, including holidays.  There is no admission charge.  Visit, look, read and enjoy.  The South Shore Historical Society, Inc.'s Cyber-Museum Committee is constantly working to improve and add to the Cyber-Museum to enhance your enjoyment. 

Expect slow, gradual changes in our galleries.

Many of our galleries have sub-galleries.  Don't miss them.

There are now over 700 images on our site.

South Shore Historical Society, Inc. (SSHSI) Cyber Museum

The goal of our cyber-museum is to present images and data pertaining to the cities, towns and topics of interest to you, the visitor, and to the membership of South Shore Historical Society, Inc.  In October 2010 we added a gallery of homefront World War II ephemera.  In November 2010 we expanded the museum to include images of three dimensional artfacts in our galleries. 

Images and their accomanying text may be seen as a slide show.  If you want to slow the progress of the slide show, go to the "full screen" box at the bottom right of your screen.  Just above it an "options" link should appear.  That options link allows you to slow the speed of the slide show.  Right and left arrows will also enhance your enjoyment of the site.

Maintenance of this cyber-museum is an ongoing learning activity of the South Shore Historical Society, Inc.'s membership.  Don't expect it to work perfectly. 

Although the society's annual budget is small, (under $750 per year) donations would be helpful.  Donations to help support this site can be mailed to South Shore Historical Society, Inc., P. O. Box 144, North Abington, Massachusetts 02351.  

A bookstore was added in September of 2010 and removed in June 2013

All galleries are subject to constant revision as images and data become available.

There are more than twenty locales exhibiting over 700 images.

  Contact Information

The South Shore Historical Society, Inc.'s e-mail address is: southshorehistorical@comcast.net

The South Shore Historical Society, Inc.'s U. S. Postal Service address is:

South Shore Historical Society, Inc., P.O. Box 144, North Abington, MA 02351

 

The society no longer has a telephone.

History of the South Shore Historical Society, Inc.

The South Shore Historical Society, Inc. was formed July 5, 2000 through its incorporation as a Massachusetts non profit corporation.  The society originally functioned under the name The Weymouth Museum, Inc.  It soon became clear that the society did not have the economic strenght to build a physical museum.  In recognition of that fact and in order to more accurately recognize the diversity of the membership's interests, the society changed its name to South Shore Historical Society, Inc. on May 5, 2003. 

In 2001 we applied to the Internal Revenue Service for recognition as a non profit organization.  We were granted provisional recognition for five years with a final determination at the end of that period.  In a letter dated March 28, 2005 the Internal Revenue Service confirmed our long term status as a non profit organization under section 509a2 and tax exempt under section 503C3.

Our activities are chosen to encourage membership participation.  We have visited historic restaurants, performed genealogical research, held archeological digs, held book sales and  held "show and tell" meetings.  We are now working as a group to create this, a cyber-museum of local histories.  

The South Shore Historical Society, Inc. started this site on September 28, 2008.  We accepted the domain name "whags.org" on January 1, 2009.  We added over 500 images of significant photographs and antique postcards, several short narrative histories and timelines,  There have been additions since.

in September, 2010, with professional help, we added a book store to our site.  The bookstore further enabled us to distribute knowledge of local histories. It was unsuccessful.   The bookstore was deactiviated in June 2013.

In October 2010, we started an album on homefront World War II ephemera.  We also added an album illustrating three-dimensional artifacts owned by friends and members of our society.

In the winter of 2011-2012, we started the gallery, Railroad Interests.  It, like all our other galleries, is not complete.  No gallery is ever considered complete. 

In March of 2016 we upgraded to Web Builder 3.