Simes House - Manomet's past reawakens Our mission is to restore and maintain the 150-year-old Simes House and Manomet Commons as self-sustaining historical landmarks in the Village of Manomet within the Town of Plymouth. For the public benefit, we hope to enhance cultural focus and identity, provide education and encourage community service. SHFI’s goal is to create a mixed-use structure that will accommodate a self-sustaining historical community center, affordable housing and offices for local businesses, as well as becoming the cultural center of the Village of Manomet with an open space common.
Simes House exterior restoration complete
Simes House, "circa" May 2013, has completed Phase 1 exterior restoration. The color scheme is exactly as the house would have appeared when it was completed in 1863, according to paint analysis conducted as part of the Historic Structure Report completed in 2012. For those interested, you can view the online version of our completed Historic Structures Report.
St. Catherine's Park becomes SHFI community project
The Simes House Foundation now owns St. Catherine’s Chapel Park, located at 95 White Horse Road in Manomet. The site, formerly home to St. Catherine’s Chapel, was sold by the church to Good Properties Realty Trust, which built a beautiful, pastoral two-acre park. The park has been given as a gift to the Foundation, along with a $90,000 maintenance endowment. Historical village signage has been designed and is scheduled for installation. The public is welcome to enjoy facility.
General membership meetings
General member meetings are scheduled in 2014 for June 19, September 18 and December 18. All are Thursday nights at 7:00pm. Locations will be announced when available.
All proceeds from this book are donated with love and affection for the Simes House project, to the Foundation by the author and president’s sister.
Call 508-224-2201 if you would like to add these keepsake ornaments to your collection.
Save the dates for plant, tag sales
Simes House Foundations plans a Plant and Bake Sale on Saturday, May 31. The annual Tag Sale is planned for Saturday, June 21.