July 7, 2022

Explore Local This Summer!

Passport to History offers free admission to 16 museums and historic sites throughout southern Massachusetts


Passport to History is a joint effort of local museums to share and explore the diverse history of southeastern Massachusetts for FREE through September 1. Grab your passport and get started at any of this year’s sixteen participating locations including Rehoboth’s Carpenter Museum. A passport equals free admission for up to four people at each site. Be sure to collect your “I WAS HERE” stamp at all the sites, and tag us on your journey with #PassportToHistory.

New for 2022, are Passport Day Trips which combine nearby sites with other great places to explore and grab a bite to eat. Make a day of it and enjoy all that Southeastern Mass has to offer! To see the trips and get the curated Google links be sure to visit www.oldcolonyhistorymuseum.org/explore/passport-to-history 

2022 Sites:
• Alden House- Duxbury
• Attleboro Area Industrial Museum
• Berkley Historical Society
• Carpenter Museum- Rehoboth
• Duxbury Rural and Historical Society
• Fall River Historical Society
• Fisher Richardson House- Mansfield Historical Society
• Historical Society of Santuit and Cotuit
• Middleboro Historical Association
• Oliver House- Middleborough
• Old Bridgewater Historical Society
• Old Colony History Museum
• Paragon Park Museum- Hull

Passport to History is developed by the Old Colony History Museum and funded, in part, by the Massachusetts Office of Travel & Tourism and the Southeastern Massachusetts Convention and Visitors Bureau. For 2022, this program is also supported in part by grants from the Attleboro, Berkley, Duxbury, Easton, Fall River, Freetown, Hull, Mansfield, Mid-Cape, Middleborough, New Bedford, Plymouth, Rehoboth, Rochester, and Wareham Cultural Councils, local agencies which are supported by the Mass Cultural Council, a state agency.

About the Carpenter Museum:
The Carpenter Museum, named in honor of major benefactors Elsie Carpenter and her son E. Winsor Carpenter, is Rehoboth’s local history museum. Our mission is to collect, document, preserve, and share material culture related to the town’s history. We connect the Rehoboth community with these artifacts and with local history in general through our exhibits and programming. The Museum provides the wider community with research support, especially in the area of genealogy, and promotes learning about American history through direct experience with objects from the past.


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