Cohasset Triathlon
7:45 AM07:45

Cohasset Triathlon

Each June, close to 1000 participants from all over the country descend on Sandy Beach for the Annual Cohasset Triathlon. This sprint triathlon (1/4 mile swim, 12 mile bike, 3.2 mile run) has become a premier multi-sport event in the Northeast.

As the first triathlon in this part of metro Boston, the Cohasset Triathlon has introduced many athletes to the sport for the first time. For elite racers in the region, our race has become one of the most sought after sprint competitions of the season. The Cohasset Triathlon combines a beautiful and challenging course with the spirit of competition—all for the benefit of a charity we believe in, Juvenile Diabetes.

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Opening Day of the Captain John Wilson House
1:00 PM13:00

Opening Day of the Captain John Wilson House

  • Cohasset Historical Society-Pratt Building (map)
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The Wilson House is open in the summer beginning Saturday, June !5 2019!
Come now to the Captain John Wilson House in the center of Cohasset Village and experience what domestic life was like in the 1850s for the deep sea captain and his wife Hepsibah and their nine children.

 Indications are that Wilson maintained a ship’s chandlery on the first floor; see how well the family met the crowded conditions, adding a shed roofed addition ca. 1830. The period flower garden and plantings are maintained by the Cohasset Garden Club.

Given to the Society in 1936, the Wilson House served as headquarters and museum until the Lothrop House was acquired in 1954. Restored in 2005 with Community Preservation funding from the town, this provided the Society with the opportunity to reinterpret the house, and situate the Wilson family in not only the social but also the political events of their time.

The Wilson House is a 2-1/2 story wood frame building, four bays wide, with a side gable roof, end chimneys, and clapboard siding. It has Federal period styling, including a front entry surround with pilasters and a dentilated cornice. A shingled shed-roof addition (c. 1830) extends to the rear, giving the house a saltbox profile. The interior is organized with a three-bay main room on the right, and a single-bay unfinished space on the left. A large fireplace projects into the main chamber, with a narrow staircase behind it providing access to the second floor.

The house was built about 1810 by David Nicholas, a local housewright, during a minor building boom, and was soon afterward sold to Captain John Wilson. Wilson supposedly operated a chandlery in the house, in addition to his career operating ships out of Cohasset Harbor. The house remained in the Wilson family until 1912 and was then adapted for commercial uses. 

The Wilson House is open in the summer on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday from 1:00 until 4:00 PM.

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Strawberry Festival -Fathers Day weekend!
to Jun 16

Strawberry Festival -Fathers Day weekend!

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Please join us for:
Second Congregational Church of Cohasset
Strawberry Festival

Don’t miss out on these delicious treats-Pre-Order online
and pick up at church or have delivered to up to 7 Cohasset addresses
Pre-Orders accepted through Thursday, June 13, 2019
What: FRESH, Strawberry Shortcakes, in the Church!!
Hamburgs, Hotdogs, Soda and Water at the grill tent!
Where: 43 Highland Ave, Cohasset Ma Located on Cohasset Common
When: Friday, June 14: 1PM – 7 PM
Saturday June 15: 11 AM – 7 PM
Sunday June 16 12PM – 3 PM

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South Shore Arts 64th Annual ARTS Festival
to Jun 16

South Shore Arts 64th Annual ARTS Festival

Friday, June 14, Saturday, June 15 & Sunday, June 16 • Rain or Shine!
 South Shore Art Center Arts Festival mixes the best of small-town New England summer festivals with an uncommon attention to detail and commitment to presenting quality art and handmade craft.

Please mark your calendars now & join us! To volunteer, contact Allegra Dziedzic at
• 90+ Juried Craft Artists
• Music Performances
• Juried Art Exhibition
• Members’ Show
• Young Artist Exhibition
• Kids Tent Activities

Entertainment Schedule

1:00pm Acoustic Whiskey
2:30 Birch Swart
4:00 South Shore Conservatory rock bands –
Low Tide and Yardsale

10:00am Jim Armstrong and his Talented Students
12:00pm Rusty Skippers
1:00 James McCarthy
3:00 Riverboat Stompers
5:00 Grand Theft Audio

12:00pm Doc Ellis
2:00pm Buzztones
4:00pm South Shore Bay Band

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