The second edition of The History of Hingham is now available at the Research Center. The book is 345 pages with over 270 photographs, many historic ones never before seen. The authors have added 20 biographies including Hingham’s Renaissance Man–preacher, architect, musician, artist, mechanic and wood carver–the first Swart! A Canadian soldier testifies to Jack Loomis’ bravery in WWI. Learn about the “Hingham Boys Company” during the Civil War. Dynamite Bill’s explosion in town is discussed. There are boyhood memories of Joe Dolfin and Jeff Vaughan. And we talk about the giant hand-stitched Civil War-era flag that flew over the schoolhouse and much, much more.
By Don Williams, Steven Shaver and John Swart
Complete update and rewrite. Many great new stories, history and photos.