A History of the Kidder House Bake ShopSunday March 3
At Town Hall, 322 Concord Road. Learn about one of Sudbury’s former heritage businesses, the Kidder House Bake Shop. The Kidder House Bake Shop was owned and operated by Theodore and Agnes (Bunny) Brown from 1958-1964 in a c1814 building in Mill Village that was formerly the residence of Captain Enoch Kidder. Sadly the building was lost during the 1999 Mill Village fire, but the commercial block was redeveloped and Duck Soup, Franco’s, and many other businesses stand on the site.
Linda Brown O’Brien and Stephen Brown will talk about their parents’ shop, the significance of the Kidder name, what a day in the life of a baker entailed, and the Bake Shop’s specialties such as donuts, breads, decorated cakes, and baked beans on Saturdays. As the family lived just a few doors down from the Bake Shop on Boston Post Road, they too learned the tools of the trade. Using some of her father’s equipment Linda O’Brien will offer a cake decorating demonstration as part of the talk. After the program attendees can sample some of the Brown family’s special recipes at the refreshment table.
Read about the start of Phase II of our repurposing the Loring Parsonage as our History Center. And learn about our new Civics program for 8th graders, read about John Maynard, catch up on the latest additions to our collections and meet some of our volunteers.
The Sudbury Historical Society is hoping that you will consider a donation to our 2018-2019 Annual Appeal. When you support the nonprofit SHS, you further our mission to collect, conserve, and connect local history to the community. You will have an opportunity to play an active role in fostering civic awareness and ensuring history’s relevance to present activities.
This year all donors who give $500 or more to the SHS Annual Appeal by December 31st will be will be entered into a drawing for a stunning, Sudbury-inspired quilt created by Sudbury resident Barbara Clifton.
The Loring Parsonage circa 1890Etching by J. S. Conant, from Alfred S. Hudson, History of Sudbury, 1889
The Sudbury Historical Society is in the midst of its most ambitious project to date, creating the Sudbury History Center & Museum at the circa 1730 Loring Parsonage in the Town Center.
Stabilization of the existing building is now complete (you may have noticed the some of the building's post and beam frame exposed while it was being stabilized). Next we'll be reconstructing the interior of the building and expanding the ell on the east side of the building. After that we can move in!
Thank you to our
Israel Loring BenefactorsAtrium Innovations Massachusetts Society of the Cincinnati Boston Design Guide Cavicchio Greenhouses Inc. The Coulter/Weeks Charitable Foundation Merrill Lynch, The Keeney Group The Sudbury Foundation
Josiah Haynes PatronsN.B. Taylor & Co. Salem Five
John Goodnow SponsorsA Blade of Grass Benoit Mizner Simon & Co. Berkshire Hathaway/Stephan Real Estate
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