Founded in 1853, the mission of the OCHS is to collect, care for, and interpret the history of the Taunton region, collaborating with the community to share meaningful connections between the past, the present, and the future. To this end, we maintain a research library and museum containing books, documents, artifacts and decorative arts relating to the region's history.
Permanent exhibits encompass a varied collection highlighting the Taunton region's past, such as early 18th century painted chests made by Robert Crossman, 19th century silver made by Reed & Barton, and a military collection spanning the time of King Philip's War through Iraq and Afghanistan. On view in September 2012 is "1812: The Old Colony in the New Republic."
Hours of Operation: 10:00am to 4:00pm
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