Hours: Monday-Friday 8:30 - 4:30
Thank you to our
Israel Loring BenefactorsMassachusetts 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 Bertucci's Italian Restaurant Camp Sewataro Duck Soup Fireside Real Estate Hounds Barbershop and Co. Law Office of Lisa Dropkin Live Simply Lotus Blossom Restaurant Mango Tree Artisans Reina Garcia, D.M.D., P.C. Sudbury Cultural Council Tails by the Wayside Walker Development
John Nixon ChampionsAnne Hincks, Keller Williams Choate Studio Interstate Gas & Oil Corp. Kathleen Wyman, Coldwell Banker The Keen Handyman Marlborough Savings Bank Precious Metals Sudbury Rusty's Tree Service T-Wisted Frozen Yogurt Woven Art
Peter Noyes SupportersAAA Limousine Acupuncture Family Practice Brush and Easel Inc. J.P. Bartlett Co. The Concord Review Encore Construction Frugal Flower Sudbury Kirk Dental Mia W. Fitzgerald, DMD Orchard Hill Sudbury Rachel Bodner, Coldwell Banker Steven D. Cohen, D.M.D., P.C. Stoner Insurance Agency Sudbury Extended Day, Inc. The Optical Place Ti-SALES Inc. Village Forward Wayside Inn Corporation
Friends of the SHSCJ's Gourmet Pizza and Grill Sudbury Pizza Place Sudbury Villagers Trader Joe's
The Sudbury Historical Society is dedicated to bringing the rich history of the Sudbury Plantation into the lives and activities of the people of Sudbury. We collect, preserve and and communicate the history of Sudbury, Massachusetts.
Founded in 1956, and incorporating the earlier Goodman Society, the Society maintains its offices and collections on the second floor of Sudbury Town Hall. A non-profit organization, the society depends on donations of time, money and artifacts from its members and the citizens of Sudbury.
The Society has for sale a full range of books on the history of Sudbury, reproductions of Sudbury related artwork, and a variety of children's items. See our store for details.
Many questions about Sudbury's history can be answered by our historian and members. Whether you have questions about your neighborhood, curiosity about something you see in town, are interested in the genealogy of Sudbury families or you are pursuing academic research, please feel free to contact us.
Declaring Independence, Then & Now
Bringing to Life a “National Scripture”
June 29, 2017 (Thursday), 6:00 - 8:00 PM
In 1776, the Massachusetts Assembly ordered the town ministers to read the declaration sent by the Continental Congress and record the fact in their town records. Mary Fuhrer will narrate the events surrounding the readings and Revolutionary War re-enactors—Larry Leonard, Betsey Cutler, Hal Cutler, Allan Van Wert, and Alan Billingsley Rohwer—will read excerpts from the records of several Massachusetts’ towns and parts of the Declaration, as well as discuss the mindset of several towns’ leaders and how the Declaration’s ideas affect how American government operates today. Maud Ayson and Mary Fuhrer will introduce the event and Mary Fuhrer will moderate a Q&A.
Hosted by Longfellow's Wayside Inn and the Sudbury Historical Society. With the support of the American Antiquarian Society, The Massachusetts Society of Cincinnatti, Freedom's Way National Heritage Area and the National Park Service.
See Freeedom's Way for more information and additional performances.
See our calendar for information about all our programs for the year.
Take an audio tour of historic Sudbury Center and hear about the history of the town and its town center. You can take the tour from the comfort of your home or equipped with a mobile phone or tablet you can walk around Town Center and hear Sudburians past and present describe the Town Center.
Start the tour here: Talking Town Center Tour.
The tour is designed for all ages – tech-savvy children will especially enjoy navigating the map. Paper copies of the maps to facilitate the tour are also available in the white mailbox located at the back of Loring Parsonage near the Town Clerk’s accessible entrance ramp.
SHS summer intern Gillian Vesely has produced a video tour of Wadsworth Cemetery on Concord Road with narration by Elin Niederman. The cemetery is home to the Wadsworth Monument, monuments to the Sudbury residents who served in World War II and the Korean and Vietnam Wars, and the burial sites of over a thousand Sudburians.
See the video here: Mount Wadsworth Cemetery.
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.
Restoration and stabilization of the existing building is underway and should be complete this summer. This will be followed by reconstruction and expansion of the ell on the east side of the building. Please see Sudbury History Center for details.
Our latest newsletter is out. The cover story explains why history is essential and it's followed by descriptions of some important new additions to the SHS collections. There's information about School Days past in Sudbury, the Town Hall Restoration project, the Hosmer House Christmas Open House, and more! Read our Newsletter
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