(SHS) is a non-profit organization located in the historic Walton Nye Ellis House at the corner of Main and Front Streets in Marion, Massachusetts.

Its purpose is to create and foster an interest in the history of Marion; to encourage historical research and writing; to collect documents and relics and to provide proper care for them; and to establish a museum to hold the historical material pertaining to Marion.

We hope that you enjoy your visit to our Web site, and that you will soon enjoy a visit to our Museum! 

Below, you'll see three new links we've added to the website to make it more interactive.  Enjoy!

To visit us on Facebook, Click Here

To view our Sippican Hotel exhibit, Click Here

To view our Stone Estate exhibit, Click Here

To view our Golden Age exhibit, Click Here

To view our Marconi Station exhibit, Click Here

To view videos from our Oral History Project, Click Here

To view Richard & Faith Morningstar's lecture, Azerbaijan and America, Click Here

To view Robert Darnton's recent presentation, Books, Libraries and the Digital Future, Click Here

To view John & MarDee Xifaras' recent lecture, Reflections on the 50 Years of the Ever-Changing Political Climate, Click Here


  Operating Hours:

Winter: Sat. (9-1 pm)

Summer: Fri. (1-4 pm) & Sat. (9-1 pm)


In case of inclement weather, normal operating hours may be subject to change. Please call ahead.




We are located at 139 Front Street in Marion, MA.  For driving directions from your location to the SHS, Click Here

From Southern Points
Route 95 thru Connecticut to Providence, RI.
In Providence, Route 195 East toward Cape Cod. Exit 20 off 195 onto Route 105 (Front Street) into Marion.

From Western Points
Route 495 South to Exit 1, Route 195 West. Exit 20 off 195 onto Route 105 (Front Street) into Marion.

From Northern Points
Route 24 South to 495 South to Exit 1, Route 195 West. Exit 20 off 195 onto Route 105 (Front Street) into Marion.


Our Museum Shop has a wonderful array of unique gifts, specially selected to enhance your museum experience.  Some examples of items available at the Shop:

     Maritime Marion, Massachusetts, by Judith Rosbe.  $24.99

     The Ghost Ship,by Brian Hicks   $20

     The Mary Celeste:  An Unsolved Mystery from History, by Jane Yolen  $6.99    

      Francis Marion and the Legend of the Swamp Fox,  by Kate Salley Palmer $13.95

      A Picture Postcard History of Marion, Massachusetts , by Pete Smith   $25 Paperback, $50 Hardcover

Marion in the Golden Age, by Judith W. Rosbe  $21.99 paperback

We have several lovely note card packages, including those with images of Old Landing circa 1842, with Charles Parsonsí (watercolor) depiction of the Village corner of Front and Main, and Nancy Dyer Mittonís quadriptych, Remembrance of Things Past.

We also offer maps, mousepads, posters and coasters, even a lovely antique floral print gift wrap for the perfect finishing touch.

All proceeds go directly to the support of the Sippican Historical Society, so be sure to keep us in mind when heading out to make a purchase, and give the gift of history!


President: Frank McNamee

Vice President: David Pierce

Treasurer: Judith Rosbe

Secretary/Clerk: Debbie Stinson

Curator: Pete Smith

Robert Darnton

Steve Gonsalves

Helen Hills

Ann Ziegler


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