Sippican Historical Society Projects
2006 – Marion Tree Committee Route 6 Project Steve Gonsalves and Margie Baldwin
The Marion Tree Committee is very pleased and proud to have planted some significant new trees along Route 6 in Marion. The Sippican Historical and Preservation Society donated proceeds from its 2006 Antiques Show to the Tree Committee so that we were able to enhance the look of Route 6 with 22 new trees this fall. Steve Gonsalves from Eden Landscapes and Tim Crowley of Crowley Landscape shared in the planting, and the Town DPW will fill the green watering bags every week. All the businesses along Route 6, except for one, gave permission and were very pleased to receive this generous green gift from the Historical Society. On behalf of the Tree Committee, we would like to thank the Board and membership of the Sippican Historical Society for their “green” vision for the town.
2005 – Island Wharf Project information Island Wharf Project Slide Show
2004 – Development of SHS website by Betsy Fallon
2003 – Pavement and landscaping of the General Store parking lot
“Historical Society paves the way” a Sentinel article by Michelle McGlone
MARION – Take a stroll through the village and it won’t take long to see the fruits of the Sippican Historical Society’s labors.
Where once overgrown weeds took over the plot of land behind the society’s building, it is now home to an exquisite Memorial Garden. When the threat surfaced on the post office being moved out of the village, the society sprang to action and not only purchased the building, but completely restored it to complement its surroundings.
When the old pharmacy building went on the market, the society bought that building which included a portion of the village’s main parking lot. Now there’s a thriving business therein a totally restored building. The society’s most recent undertaking has been redoing the parking lot. What was once an adequate parking lot is shaping into an extraordinary addition to the village, a parking lot complete with granite curbing, antique style lamp posts, an underground sprinkler system, and lovely flowers, shrubs and trees.
2001 & 2002 – Renovation of SHS top floor for archival storage and preservation
1998 – Pharmacy Building purchase and renovation
1997 – Landscaping of the Memorial Garden by Charles DuPont. Landscape designer, Patty Wilde
1996 – Music Hall renovation
1995 – Post Office Building renovation