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A passionate group of residents interested in preserving the history of Bridgewater met in 2008 to discuss developing a local historical society. This small group was notified that a neglected brick schoolhouse built in 1803, and owned by the town, was in jeopardy of being torn down as it had not been used for a number of years. Our focus was to save this building. In 2010, we signed a long term lease with the town for the old red brick schoolhouse. It is now our headquarters, located at 12 North Bridgewater Road, near the Village School.

Today the Society maintains the building and its collections as well as provides educational programs to the public.

BRIDGEWATER HISTORICAL SOCIETY MISSION STATEMENT
The objectives of the Society shall be to develop and promote interest in the history of the community, to collect, catalogue and preserve memorabilia of the community; and to present educational programs to the community and to make Bridgewater’s historical resources accessible. Our mission is to enlighten our community with an understanding of our past, to promote an objective vision of the future and to encourage historical preservation and restoration in the town of Bridgewater. The Society may maintain and preserve the Old Bridgewater Schoolhouse at 12 North Bridgewater Road. Our activities are accomplished through the efforts of our volunteers. The Society does not discriminate in membership qualifications.