Come and Have Tea with Abigail Adams
Hosted by the Dighton Historical Society

Oct 1, 2017

at Friendship Hall
2036 Elm Street, Dighton, MA

Abigail Adams was our second first lady, wife of President John Adams and the mother of John Quincy Adams, our sixth president.

She was also way ahead of her time, doing many things women were not “allowed” to do.

She ran their farm and added land to it while her husband was away. She was his eyes and ears politically and gave him her counsel. She believed in women”s rights and freedom for slaves. She was brilliant and even put Thomas Jefferson in his place.

Come and listen to “her” on Sunday, October 1st, from 2 to 4 PM. Have some tea and treats and she’ll tell you all about her life.

Admission is $7.00 per adult (ages 8 & up)
RESERVE YOUR SPOT – Limited Seating

Tickets can be purchased at the Dighton Library on Main Street or Daffodils Gifts or Araujo’s on Williams Street in Dighton. You can also call the Dighton Historical Society at 508-669-4004 to reserve your spot. For more info, visit the Dighton Historical Society Facebook page.


Getting Into Genealogy
Hosted by the Dighton Historical Society

September 13, 2017

at Dighton Historical Society, Inc. Winslow-Davis Museum
1217 Williams Street, Dighton, MA

The Dighton Historical Society is proud to offer a special presentation by Kathleen Rubano of the Massachusetts Society of Genealogists, Inc – Bristol Chapter. Kathleen will be answering some questions on the subject of genealogy: What is genealogy? What tools will I need? Which books should I read?

Admission is FREE
CALL 508-669-4004, leave a message or
VISIT the Dighton Historical Society Facebook page.


Dighton Strawberry Festival
Hosted by the Dighton Historical Society

June 24, 2017

at Lions Club Pavilion
on Route 138, behind Town Hall

The Dighton Historical Society is celebrating the role of the strawberry’s history in Dighton at the Lions Club Pavilion, on Route 138, behind Town Hall.

strawberry shortcakes, pony rides 12:30 – 1:30pm, balloon twister 1 – 2pm, Fork In The Road food truck, and more

Want to be a vendor? Organizers are looking for all different types of crafter, vendors and organizations that would like to rent a space. The fee is $15.00. Please call Chris at 508-642-1648 or Robin at 508-944-9721 to reserve a table.


Join the Dighton Historical Society for the Annual Plant Sale.
Spring Plant Sale
Hosted by the Dighton Historical Society

May 27, 2017

at Dighton Historical Society
Winslow-Davis Museum
1217 Williams St, Taunton, MA

Please join us for our annual Spring Plant Sale fundraiser. A variety of plants to add to your garden or yard will be available for sale, such as tomato plants, bush sprigs, house plants, perennials, ground cover and more.

* Donations are most welcome! If you are dividing plants and would like to donate them, please leave them at the society on May 26th or early May 27th. Please identify them and leave them near the bulkhead. Thank you to all who can participate!


Home Plate Bay Street Grill

Click on this flyer and print it.
May 23, 2017

Home Plate Fundraiser
Good for dine-in, take-out and gift card purchases. 20% of your bill will be donated to the Dighton Historical Society.
Please Print this flyer/ticket and bring it with you (or save the image on your phone and show it to the cashier once at the restaurant).

Home Plate Bay Street Grill
1094 Bay St, Taunton, MA
11:00 am to 1:00 am

Click on this flyer, print it and bring it with you (or show it on your phone).

Coming Soon
June 2017
Strawberry Day
Hosted by the Dighton Historical Society



For Sale
A Taste of History Cookbook

atasteofdighton_cookbookcoverThe Dighton Historical Society has created a new cookbook. It has been 50 years since the first one was published. We have the same introduction by Helen Lane, the first town historian. We have new, great recipes in many categories from quick weekday recipes, crock pot recipes, great vegetable recipes, Sunday dinner and holiday recipes, seafood, salads, soups and stews, breads and wonderful desserts to end your meals. We also have included some pictures or drawings on the recipe category dividers with some great information on the images that have been used.

The recipes have come from Dighton cooks, as well as families and friends of ours. We are very excited about this new cookbook and we will be selling it for the first time at the Dighton Arts Festival at Araujo’s Farms on Sunday, November 6, 2016 from 10 AM to 4 PM.

Please stop by our table and take a look – we think you will be pleased.

Nov 6, 2016
Dighton Art Festival
Dighton’s Annual Art Festival

Araujo Farms
10:00 am to 4:00 pm

The event is free of charge.

July 4, 2016
History Repeats Itself in Dighton this July Fourth
The Fifth Annual Rereading of the Declaration of Independence

Community Church
8:15 pm

The event is free of charge.


If you are a history buff and can spend an hour or so stepping back in time, please join us as the Dighton Community Church celebrates the Declaration of Independence, which was first read in this church on July 13, 1776, by Reverend Ezra Stiles.

On Saturday evening, July 4, 2015, it will be reread in the candlelit church by Patrick W. Menges. Weather permitting, the rereading will be preceded by a candlelight walk through the historic cemetery to the church, accompanied by Colonial Militia. Candles will be provided. The walk begins at 8:30 p.m. and a coffee hour will follow the rereading.