Educational - History/Heritage
PO Box 125, Pocasset, MA 02559
The mission of the Bourne Society for Historic Preservation is to preserve and maintain the historical assets, including historic buildings in the town of Bourne.
This Greek Revival style house, furnished with 1830-1910 period furniture, is maintained by the BSHP and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. A significant artifact is the Charles Raleigh painted ceiling. Also on the property is the Alonzo Booth Blacksmith Shop, a restored ‘smithy’ with a working forge, artifacts, tools and wagons. It is said that President Grover Cleveland had his horses shod at this blacksmith shop.
The society provides a variety of programing throughout the year including special exhibits, house tours, lectures and trolley tours.