Scituate in Plymouth County, Massachusetts — The American Northeast (New England)
Mann Historical Museum
1636 – 1976
Erected 1976 by the Scituate Historical Society.
Location. 42° 11.191′ N, 70° 44.011′ W. Marker is in Scituate, Massachusetts, in Plymouth County. Marker is on Greenfield Lane near Stockbridge Road, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Scituate MA 02066, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. First Training Field (approx. 0.2 miles away); Site of the First Church (approx. ľ mile away); First Meeting House (approx. ľ mile away); Men of Kent Cemetery (approx. ľ mile away); Satuit Brook (approx. 0.6 miles away); Site of Stockbridge Mansion (approx. one mile away); Old Stockbridge Grist Mill (approx. one mile away); Williams-Barker House (approx. 1.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Scituate.
Regarding Mann Historical Museum. Richard Mann (or Man) settled along the coast north of Scituate harbor, in an area still called Mann Hill, and died there
In the booklet Then & Now: Scituate (Arcadia Publishing, 2002), the Scituate Historical Society writes: “The spirit of the last resident, Percy Mann, still dwells amongst the artifacts both in the house and on the grounds out back. A true eccentric, Percy shunned contact with most people, going as far as crossing streets and walking through briars to avoid conversations.” Percy was born in 1875, according to the Scituate Vital Records, and the rusting remains of his car can be seen in the back yard (see photographs below).
The house is open to visitors on just a few days each year, but the grounds and wildflower garden are open year round.
Also see . . . Mann Farmhouse and Museum. Description of the Mann house, grounds, and wildflower garden by the Scituate Historical Society. (Submitted on June 21, 2011, by Roger W. Sinnott of Chelmsford, Massachusetts.)
Categories. • Colonial Era • Man-Made Features • Settlements & Settlers •
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