The Stoughton Historical Society held its Annual Harvest Dinner at the Stoughton Public Library Monday night, presenting awards and hearing an interesting presentation of the Capen Family, who lived in town from 1860-1906, called "A Story of Railroad and Farming."
Stoughton resident Karen Dropp, a graduate student in public history and museum science at Regis College, is doing an internship at the historical society studying the Capen Family, who served in various roles in town government. She presented a talk on the family, focusing on what she has learned from her research.
Dwight McCarron, the president of the Stoughton Historical Society, presented the Jack Sidebottom Awards, in honor of the late volunteer for longtime service. Joe DeVito, a past president, was presented the award along with the late Amelia Clifton, who was the first secretary of the society. McCarron shared Clifton's beautiful written notes for the beginning years of the group. She was also a librarian in the building, which is now the historical society building. Clifton worked there right up until days before her death in 1930 at age 76.
The Stoughton Historical Society will be having a table at Saturday's Stoughton Farmers' Market and will be hosting their annual yard sale Saturday, Sept. 28.