Special Hingham History Gift Pack Offer!


Collectors’ Forum at Old Sturbridge Village on Saturday, Oct 25.

Speakers include Bucket Town Author Derin Bray and Bob Mosher, Nationally Acclaimed Duck Decoy Carver and Hingham resident.  9:00 AM to 4:00 PM


Read the recent Boston Globe Article on the OSV Exhibit:

Hingham’s Glory Days as Bucket Town

This story, published in the Boston Globe, mentions the most recent buckets made by a Hersey family member: “Today, Lindsay Malone, great-great-granddaughter of Reuben Hersey, makes bucket jewelry (in the shapes of the coopering buckets) that are sold at Whitney Gordon Jewelers in Hingham. “

Hingham History on Display at Old Sturbridge Village

Maryellen Dever, Wicked Local Hingham July 11, 2014

Hingham history has been on full display at Old Sturbridge Village (OSV) since the opening of the Bucket Town exhibit on June 21. Hundreds of visitors saw artifacts from an era when Hingham’s woodenware industry was known worldwide.

Hingham Bucket Town exhibit to open in Sturbridge Village

Exploration of the Hersey Shop on the Hersey Family Farm in Hingham, has revealed a time capsule of the early and vibrant toymaking and coopering industry in New England. Hingham, known as “Bucket Town” due to its prominence in the early New England coopering industry, was also the home of the first and largest community of professional toymakers in America.






Read about the author Derin Bray

Treasure hunt yields clues for Hingham ‘Bucket Town’ book >>


Maryellen Dever, Wicked Local Hingham, February 6, 2014 

Four Centuries of Massachusetts Furniture >>

Four Centuries of Massachusetts Furniture unites eleven institutions in an unprecedented partnership to celebrate furniture-making in the Bay State.  The topic may surprise you.  Massachusetts brings to mind such diverse images as the Pilgrims or the Red Sox, John Adams or John Kennedy, the Big Dig or the Berkshires—but not furniture.  Yet over the past 400 years no state has had a greater impact on this craft.  The products of the state’s workmen number in the tens of millions and include some of the finest furniture made in America, from lavishly carved oak chests of the 17th century to the inventive studio designs of today.  It is a legacy worthy of celebration.

Between March 2013 and December 2014, we invite you to enjoy a multitude of exhibitions and events organized by our partnering institutions: the Colonial Society of Massachusetts, Concord Museum, Fuller Craft Museum, Historic Deerfield, Historic New England, Massachusetts Historical Society, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, North Bennet Street School, Old Sturbridge Village, Peabody Essex Museum, and Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library.

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