©2019 by Fairhaven Historical Society. Proudly created with Wix.com

Welcome To

Fairhaven Historical Society Inc.

Preserving the History of Fairhaven for Future Generations

The Fairhaven Historical Society is member-based 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to preserving the history of Fairhaven, Massachusetts for future generations. The Society operates the Fairhaven Historical Society Museum, located in the Academy Building at 141 Main Street, to showcase a collection of Fairhaven art, artifacts, and other historical items. The museum is open year-round. Click here to check days/times. The Society offers an annual $1000 Enrique Goytizolo Scholarship to a Fairhaven resident high school senior interested in the study of history. 

The Fairhaven Historical Society’s activities serve to supplement the work of the Fairhaven Office of Tourism and the Town of Fairhaven Historical Commission.  

 

Fairhaven Historical Society Mission

“To promote the educational, cultural and civic welfare of the Town of Fairhaven by preserving its historical heritage by the preservation of historical structures and by encouraging renewed interest in Fairhaven history and culture: To promote historical research: To collect educational documents and relics and to provide for their proper custody.” The Fairhaven Historical Society Inc. is a 501(c)(3) organization. All donations are tax deductible.

Walking tours of historic Fairhaven are available through the Fairhaven Office of Tourism.

 
 

“The Old Harris House”

A framed oil on canvas by Lemuel Eldred

Purchased by the Fairhaven Historical Society in 2017 from the collection of the Colonial Club. The painting depicts a Fairhaven Middle Street scene and home that is no longer in existence.

Signed “L. D. Eldred ’96,” the painting was accompanied by a cancelled check for $200 from the Colonial Club payable to Eldred and dated November 3, 1921. 

Artifact of the Month

 

Donate to Our Museum Today

Fairhaven Historical Society Mission
“To promote the educational, cultural and civic welfare of the Town of Fairhaven by preserving its historical heritage by the preservation of historical structures and by encouraging renewed interest in Fairhaven history and culture: To promote historical research: To collect educational documents and relics and to provide for their proper custody.” The Fairhaven Historical Society Inc. is a 501(c)(3) organization. All donations are tax deductible.

 

Donations may also be made by check:

Fairhaven Historical Society Inc. Box 212 Fairhaven MA 02719

Contact Us

141 Main Street Fairhaven, MA