Townsend Historical Society springs into new events – Sentinel & Enterprise

TOWNSEND – The Townsend Historical Society is working hard to get back into gear this spring along with a lot of Massachusetts’ other museums.

“It’s been a difficult year for well, really for everybody,” said Taber Morrell, site administrator of the Townsend Historical Society. “And certainly for museums as well. All of us at the Townsend Historical Society have worked to come up with creative ways of engaging our members and friends even while we’ve had to be apart all this time.”

Morrell added that the society has been fortunate to have a great community by its side.

“Our community has stuck with us as we wrapped our heads around new technology and ways of doing things,” he said. “We ended up having a great deal of success creating virtual events and online programs throughout the past year.”

And now, Morrell, along with other society members, are excited for the Townsend Historical Society to spring into action with some exciting events and fun new gifts.

“We are thrilled to present our First Annual Paws for Preservation program, the annual Arts and Crafts Fair to be held virtually, and hot off the presses, 2022 calendars brimming with unique historical photos of Townsend and featuring interesting dates from local history,” Morrell said.

The society’s First Annual Paws for Preservation is its newest program where people can enter their pets as candidates for the prestigious position of mascot of the Townsend Historical Society, with categories for large and small animals.

“The society’s president, Ryan Hayward, came up with