Visit the 01776 Gift Shop
The 01776 Gift Shop, is the perfect place in town to find unique Sudbury related gifts or souvenirs.
We are proud to partner with The Sudbury Art Association and we carry a large collection of their artists work from jewelry to prints and art work. We also carry a collection of books written by Sudbury authors.
Join us in person at the SHS or online on September 22nd as public historian Richard Smith presents his lecture on "King Philip's War and The Sudbury Fight."
King Philip’s War is considered by many historians to be the deadliest war in Colonial American history. In the space of little more than a year, 12 towns were destroyed, the colonial economy was all but ruined and the population was decimated. Sudbury itself was the scene of a brutal battle in April 1676 between the town's Puritan settlers and the area's Nipmuc warriors.
Yet, few people outside of New England know about King Philip’s War. More than 2,500 colonists died, while at least twice as many Native Americans were killed; the war effectively ended Native American resistance in New England. Public historian Richard Smith will discuss the causes of the war, how it affected both the colonists and indigenous people of Sudbury, and the ramifications of what has been called the greatest calamity in seventeenth-century New England.
Richard Smith is a public historian in Concord, Massachusetts and has written six books for Applewood Books. He has lectured on and written about 17th, 18th and 19th Century United States history, Transcendentalism, and 19th-century American literature since 1995.
Join us on October 15th at the Wadsworth Cemetery when Vice President of the SHS, Elin Neiterman, will provide you with the interesting history of this cemetery and how it has evolved to the beautiful local landmark it has become.
She will then lead participants to the monument that was dedicated in 1852 to the soldiers who were casualties of the King Philip War in 1676. The tour continues with visits to the graves of some of Sudbury’s notable citizens: Florence Hosmer, Jerusha Howe, George Moore, Israel Brown and several others.
We are hopeful that a few more local spirits will be visiting us this year to tell us their stories.
Join us for our first annual Sudbury Road Race, held November 11th, 2022 at 9am at the historic Wayside Inn. Cost is $15 for 1 mile participants, and $30 for 5k participants. Discounts available for armed service members and veterans. All ages and walkers are welcome for both events.
Listen to our new podcasts, and join us as a guest on a future episode!
The podcast focuses on conversations between friends, family, and new acquaintances all sharing about their time in Sudbury. We feature a wide variety of participants, who have interesting and meaningful stories to share about life in the town we all love. A lifelong resident reflects on how the town has changed, and a LS senior will share their feelings about leaving their hometown for College next year. Former residents reflects on why they still hold Sudbury close in their memory.
Join us on October 29th at First Parish for our collaborative concert with Musicians of the Old Post Road.
Master Madames: Women composers in the Circle of Frederick the Great celebrates three fabulous forgotten female composers: Princesses Anna Amalia and Wilhelmine of Prussia, and Anna Bon. Experience their wonderful chamber music alongside works by other composers in Frederick the Great’s circle, including the music-loving king’s flute teacher J. J. Quantz and his concertmaster Franz Benda.
Help celebrate Sudbury by entering the Sudbury Historical Society Photography Contest!
All photographs must be submitted by November 1st, 2022. They will be printed out and displayed in the Sudbury Historical Society History Center and Museum for 2 weeks, where guests can vote for their favorite. Prizes will be awarded for the top 3 photographs!
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Become A SHS Member
For 2022, the SHS has introduced six membership categories, each featuring special benefits at a bargain price!
New membership benefits include: discounts in the 01776 Gift Shop, free admission to paid events, personal materials digitization, private museum tours, free research assistance and more.