The Museum offers a variety of history and cultural programs throughout the year. Join us for a lecture, enjoy a hands-on learning experience workshop, or even help us clean up a local cemetery. We try to appeal to a wide variety of interests and are always trying out new things and are open to new suggestions. Please see our Calendar for information on upcoming programs or activities scheduled throughout the year.
OCHM Mini Golf
In keeping with our mission to encourage a love of history in younger generations, the Old Colony History Museum has launched a nine-hole miniature golf course featuring historical characters and locations throughout Taunton. It’s historic, it’s local, and most importantly, it’s incredibly fun! Located on our front lawn at 66 Church Green, Taunton, MA the course will be open for the 2017 summer season and is playable on days when the Museum is open.
Cost: $1 per person to play; includes putter rental
Hours of Operation: 10 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. (Tuesday – Saturday*)
*We are closed on Saturdays preceding Monday holidays
- Maximum of 4 people per group.
- 2 groups on the course at a time.
- Last tee time is at 3:30 p.m.
- Rough play will get you removed from the course.
- HAVE FUN!
Passport to History
Passport to History is a joint effort of nine local museums, spearheaded by OCHM, to share and explore the fantastic and diverse history of southeastern Massachusetts. At any participating museum, guests can pick up a passport and complete a location-specific activity to earn a passport stamp. Altogether, visitors will have a chance to explore and learn about the exciting and varied history of the Old Colony region.
The participating museums are Old Colony History Museum, Fuller Craft Museum, Carpenter Museum, Hanover Historical Society, Freetown Historical Society, Middleborough Historical Association, The Robbins Museum, Duxbury Rural and Historical Society, and Attleboro Area Industrial Museum. Many of the listed museums are offering free admission for those on their first visit with the passport.
Additionally, to celebrate the launch of the passport, we are holding a raffle for those able to visit sites by September 1, 2017. Prizes include tickets to the New England Aquarium and tickets to the Paw Sox. All you have to do is share a picture taken at one of the museums and tag it #PassporttoHistory to enter! You can enter a total of 9 times if you make it to all 9! Stop by the Museum to learn more and we hope you enjoy exploring local museums this summer!
We have partnered with a company, TrekSolver Inc., to create scavenger hunts in the Museum called Museum Treks. These are digital “treks” on iPads, that a visitor can pick up and carry with them through the Museum to search for objects and answer clues, in order to have a fully-integrated interpretive experience. We are currently developing Treks that are appropriate for kids, aged 5-13.
We currently have four iPads that visitors can use to go on a MuseumTrek. A visitor can also download the TrekSolver app (on iPhone and Android) and search for the Trek on their own device. This program is included with Museum Admission, so come by and go on a Trek today!