East Bridgewater

2020 population: 14,509

Location: 42° 2′ 0.35″ N, -70° 57′ 33.16″ W

  • See you tonight at 6:30pm!
    Community Dance tonight at Cedar St Community Center. 15 Cedar St Bridgewater. Contra, Squares & Circles. Live music with Full Tilt. Called & instruction by Chris Riccardi. Air Conditioned. $20 at the door. No partner or skills necessary. This dance honors the memory of Tom St Thomas and we will raffle off tickets to future… Leia mais: See you tonight at 6:30pm!
  • The Surprise & Joy of Tom
    I would let out a squeal -I couldn’t help it, the way Tom spun – I would be lifted, just a little, off the ground and that squeal of surprise and joy would just come out.  That’s what Tom brought, surprise and joy.  In the 11 years I danced with Tom, Sue and our whole… Leia mais: The Surprise & Joy of Tom
  • Lunch is Served Every Saturday!
    Volunteers make and serve free lunch to 100 guests, including neighbors and the housing insecure between 11 am and 2 pm each Saturday. Guests can also pick up toiletries and a change of clothes that day and connect with needed services. L Street Mission has been operating from the basement of the Central Methodist Church… Leia mais: Lunch is Served Every Saturday!
  • Day of the Dance Notes:
    We still have $20 Door tickets! Bring a friend! Huge thank you to our sponsors: Bluestone Bank, Bridgewater Cultural Council, BearStream AV & Bridgewater Trophy
  • Bridgewater Community Dance
    Bridgewater Community Dance, led by Sam Baumgarten, has been meeting at the Bridgewater Senior Center for 13 years, offering Folk, Square, Contra and Sacred Dances twice / month to a multi- generational group of dance enthusiasts. Sam’s mix of dances exercise the body, providing aerobic exercise, warming up to quicker movements; stimulate the brain the… Leia mais: Bridgewater Community Dance

East Bridgewater was first settled by Europeans in 1630 as an outgrowth of the Plymouth and Duxbury plantations. On Sachem Rock, the land 7 miles in every direction was purchased from Chief Massasoit and would later become Olde Bridgewater. The East Parish was founded in 1723, and officially separated from Bridgewater and incorporated on June 14, 1823.

The town has a total area of 17.5 square miles. East Bridgewater’s town center is located 27 miles southeast of Boston. The East Bridgewater Common Historic District encompasses the historic town center and is centered on the town common, which was established in 1721. The oldest houses in the district date to 1703, and the First Parish Church, a focal point, was built in 1794. Nearby one can find the Sachem Rock Farm, first used by the Wampanoag people, and then in 1649 as a meeting pont between English settlers with the Native American tribe. The Farm was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2006.

The township is governed by an open town meeting led by a town administrator and 3 Selectmen. It is represented in the Massachusetts House as a part of the Seventh Plymouth district. On the national level, East Bridgewater is a part of Massachusetts’s 9th congressional district for the House of Representatives. Massachusetts elects two Senators.