OLD-TIME FAIRHAVEN, Erstwhile Eastern New Bedford by Charles A. Harris. Thanks to Max Isaksen for providing us with this (large) searchable pdf of this history of Fairhaven. Please let us know if you find typos.(We can’t vounch for the veracity of the text!)
The Millicent Library Guestbook — When the library’s original visitor book was filled up, we had it rebound. They also digitized it, although it’s not searchable. I split it into four parts, each about 7MB and you can browse to your heart’s content. If you signed the book here before 2012 (and after 1894) you may be in it.
The Massachusetts Cultural Resource Information System (MACRIS) is a database on the Massachusetts Historical Commission website. It contains, among other things, the scans of a survey that was done on houses in Fairhaven in the 1970s. We can’t vouch for the accuracy of all the information, but it will give you a starting point.
Picture Postcard History of Fairhaven – book by Spinner Pub. and Postcard Collaborative. Available from Spinner, Baker Books, Euro Phoenix (near the library). Profits to go to Millicent Library Archives Fund.
Old Time Fairhaven by Charles Harris is now back in print. All three volumes in one. You can order them from Higginson Books.
Fairhaven Center, 1890s–We have been fortunate enough to received some negatives from Philip Peralta-Ramos, great-great-grandson of Henry H. Rogers. They were taken from the Fairhaven Town Hall during its construction, so date from the early 1890s.
Jay Avila digitized them and stitched them into a panorama. Max Isaksen and Deb Charpentier facilitated the donation on behalf of the library.
Hair wreath, circa 1850’s, made for Congregational Church minister with hair from 22 members of the flock. Purchased for the Millicent Library in memory of Curtis Lopes.
Recipes! If you’re nostalgic about the French meat pie and apple crisp you used to eat at Fairhaven High School or want to try pear-rum pie, you can get Ellen Iddon’s and Steve Foster’s recipes and cook them up for your class reunion. Also available is Steve Foster’s pear-rum pie. Grab a cup of coffee and enjoy!
The fine print:
The Millicent Library has had a website since 1995.
Kyle DeCicco-Carey, Library Director