Looking for roots? Want to explore a 300-year-old town? Discover the stories within South Berwick's historic cemeteries, using the Old Berwick Historical Society cemetery database!
South Berwick's five community cemeteries span almost four centuries, from the 1600s to the present day. Rich with history, they are peaceful, interesting places to stroll, as well as being a repository of historical facts and a means to honor hundreds of our veterans. The Town of South Berwick provides only minimal maintenance for cemeteries. The Old Berwick Historical Society is therefore grateful to the volunteers who maintain these irreplaceable community landmarks. READ MORE.
Capping a successful fundraising campaign this year, a new 40-foot-tall flagpole has been installed at the Counting House Museum.
On Monday, December 7, at 8:00 am, members of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 5744 will gather with historical society members to commemorate the attack on Pearl Harbor and dedicate a new flagpole by the bridge between Maine and New Hampshire on Route 4. Everyone is invited.
Donors to the historical society’s “Rally Round the Flagpole” campaign have included the Davis Family Foundation, Edward Jones Investments, Wentworth-Douglass Hospital, VFW Post 5744, McIntire-McCooey Funeral Home, York Hospital, Fogarty’s Restaurant, Civil Consultants, and dozens of individuals and families who wrote checks and attended our fundraising events. Thank you, one and all!