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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.

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The Leveller by Jacqueline Dembar GreeneThe Leveller by Jacqueline Dembar Greene
February 5, 2017 (Sunday) 2:00 PM

At Town Hall, 322 Concord Road, Sudbury.

When Jacqueline Dembar Greene discovered the legend of Westborough’s Tom Cook, the wily colonial figure haunted her until she gave him a voice. Was he a thief, or was he truly leveling off the fortunes of those who had more than they needed with those who never had enough? Metrowest’s own Robin Hood became the kernel for her middle-grade historical novel, The Leveller, set in 1789.

Greene will share how she drew on both rumor and history create the book. Some sources included the diaries of the Reverend Ebenezer Parkman of Westborough. Parkman was both a friend and colleague of Sudbury’s own Reverend Israel Loring and was even called upon to preach at Loring’s funeral in the winter of 1772.

Greene is a Wayland resident and an award-winning author of 38 books for young readers, including American Girl’s “Rebecca” historical series. Autographed books will be available following her presentation.

Praised by critics, Booklist wrote, “Greene does a remarkable job of weaving local legend, historical detail, humor and adventure together in this colorful tapestry…”

See our calendar for information about all our programs for the year.

Talking Tour of Sudbury Town Center

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.

New Video About the Mount Wadsworth Cemetery

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.

Construction of Our Sudbury History Center & Museum is Underway!

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 Fall Newsletter

Our latest newsletter is out. The cover story describes how to trace your family tree. There's information about how to preserve your family photographs, an update on the Moore family and digitizing George Moore's letters, an update on the Loring Parsonage, information about the Sudbury Oral History project and our King Philip War display at the Goodnow library, and news about our recent and upcoming events. Plus articles from out president, director and a volunteer profile.  Read our Newsletter




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