Conway Historical Society, located in the hills of western Massachusetts, is an all volunteer organization dedicated to preserving and protecting the historical materials and cultural heritage of our corner of New England.

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Program postponed due to weather!
Reschedued to Tuesday, April 11 at 7:30 pm

Building Wooden Boats 

Tuesday, March 14,  2023, 7:30 p.m.

Conway Historical Society Museum,  50 Main Street, Conway

Thad Danielson

Thad Danielson’s powerful attraction to boats began on a voyage from New York to East Africa when he was 9. For the next four years, the Dar es Salaam, Tanzania waterfront became his playground, and he observed all types of boats, from ships and yachts to tugs, dhows and dugouts. Years later, his interest turned from woodworking and home construction to building wooden boats. He was drawn to their beauty, history, complex integrated structures, and the tools, materials, and skills required to make them.

Thad, the author of An Introduction To Wooden Boat Building: Always More To Learn, will talk about building boats in a town with a long boat-building history and the people who helped him. 

Free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served. Check our website ( for weather updates.

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Please consider joining the Conway Historical Society. Annual membership dues are $10 for individuals and $18 for families.