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St Marys Church in Redenhall
Harleston WW1 Tablecloth
Mayflower mobile in St John's ChurchIMG_0468
Drawing of the Ancient House
Model of Harleston Train Station
Wooden Monopoly pieces
St Mary's Church in the evening
St Mary's Church in the morning

Welcome

Harleston and District Historical Society provides a focus in the town and surrounding district for people interested in its history.  The Society run the Harleston Museum, offer monthly lectures , provide walks and trails, and arrange local research projects.

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Harleston will join the national Heritage Open Days celebrations from 6 - 15 September.  This year Open Days will be celebrating how people and ideas have moved around and come together throughout history.  We will showcase our association with the Mayflower pilgrims but not forgetting the role of the railway, the time when we welcomed US armed forces known as the 'friendly invasion' and the hostelries that refreshed  huge numbers of drovers, graziers, and cattle merchants.

The Society

Harleston and District Historical Society was founded in 1980 to provide a focus in the town and surrounding district for people interested in its history, to set up and run a museum and to encourage detailed and well focused research into the archives, both written and physical, that abound in the area.

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The Swan Hotel
Mayflower lecture at St John's Chruch

Meetings

Harleston and District Historical Society meet in St John's Church on Broad Street on the second Thursday of each month.

 

​Meetings start at 2:00 pm and last about two hours.  They usually consist of a speaker on an aspect of local, regional or national historical interest.

Museum

The Harleston museum may vie for the smallest museum in the county.  But what it lacks is size it makes up for in quality of displays.

There are changing themed displays of aspects of local history.  There is always a section devoted to Harleston's  association with the Mayflower ship and Pilgrim Fathers

Harleston Museum
Mayflower procession during play

Harleston Heritage

Harleston dates back to medieval times with some buildings remaining from the 13th century.

The origin of the name is shrouded in mystery with local legend believing that that the name is derived from 'Harolds Stone' which sits in the centre of the town.

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Harleston and District Historical Society meet in St John's Church on Broad Street on the third Thursday of each month.

​Meetings start at 2:00 p.m. and last about 2 hours.  They usually consist of a speaker on an aspect of local, regional or national historical interest.

Refreshments are available.

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500 Terry Francois Street, 6th Floor. San Francisco, CA 94158

123-456-7890

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