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Charlestown Historical Society summer hours


The 1838 Schoolhouse

The summer season is upon us, and the Charlestown Historical Society (CHS) Museum and 1838 Schoolhouse are open on Friday & Saturday mornings from 10 am to noon. Parking is at the Cross Mills Public Library, 4417 Old Post Rd.


Two new displays have been added this year including original artifacts from the '38 Hurricane and an additional display of the WWII Charlestown Naval Air Field which was a major center for night-fighter training during the war, sending many young pilots off to the South Pacific. Did you know that George H.W. Bush was the youngest pilot to train at the Charlestown Naval Air Field? Come in and see what's new and share your own histories and memories of Charlestown. Recent photo donations this summer from local family histories almost 100 years in the making are already contributing to new displays and records for the CHS Archive. We thank all who come forward to share and those who visit!