Monday, June 13, 2011

Rock Village History Walk a Feature of Anniversary Celebration

Map of Rock, Massachusetts, from New Topographical Atlas of Surveys: Plymouth County Together with Town of Cohasset, Norfolk County, Massachusetts.  Springfield, MA: The L. J. Richards Co., 1903.  The historic walking tour scheduled for Saturday, June 18, will investigate the history of the southern portion of the village from Smith Street to Highland Street.
MIDDLEBORO — Many local residents may not know that Rock Village once boasted its own post office, library, grocery store and busy railroad station. They may not be aware that trolley cars once traveled in the village and could take beach-goers to Onset, and that the village was the site of a camp meeting that was attended by folk from throughout New England.

Rock Village has a rich and varied history that will be explored during a village history walk on Saturday, June 18, sponsored jointly by the Middleborough Historical Commission and Rock Village Church in celebration of its 250th anniversary.

Everyone is invited to walk from Rock Village Church down Miller Street and up Highland to Hope's Rest Cemetery and back with local historian Michael Maddigan narrating along the way. Participants will not only check out some 18th century homesteads, but visit the local blacksmith as well.

After the walk, everyone is invited back to the church where there will be a light cookout lunch free of charge, a historical display in the church, and games and facepainting for the kids. To conclude, strawberry shortcake will be served as former Middleboro resident and missionary Martha Gushee presents a brief concert.

Anyone who has any historical pictures/items related to either Rock Village or the church and would be willing to loan them for the historical display is asked to call Pastor Cook at 508-947-2310.
The community is warmly invited to this event.

Middleboro Gazette


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