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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.

Next Events

Chris Tobin re-enacting Paul Revere's RideAs it Happened: Revere's Ride by Chris Tobin
April 5, 2017 (Wednesday) 6:00 PM

At the Wayside Inn.

Join the SHS for an authentic colonial dinner at Longfellow's Wayside Inn. Reenactor Chris Tobin with the National Lancers will tell of Revere's perspective on his involvement in the midnight ride as explained in a letter from Revere to Jeremy Belknap. A reading of Henry Wadsworth Longfellow's poem “Paul Revere's Ride” and a screening of the 2016 Midnight Ride video produced by the Lexington Historical Society will be included.

The cost of the special prix fixe dinner is $30. A cash bar reception will be held prior to the dinner. Reservations must be made by calling the Wayside Inn directly at 978-443-1776. If the event sells out fast, be sure to ask to be placed on the waiting list.

Paint the ParsonagePaint the Parsonage
April 28, 2017 (Friday) 7:00 PM

At Brush and Easel, 339 Boston Post Rd.

Join the SHS to Paint The Parsonage at Brush and Easel, Inc., a new Paint Café at 339 Boston Post Road. Come and paint a representation of the c.1730 Loring Parsonage which was once Reverend Israel Loring's house. It will soon be the home of the Sudbury History Center operated by the Sudbury Historical Society.

$30 per person. All materials included. Reservations required. 20 spaces available. Register through Brush and Easel's event calendar at

A portion of the fee benefits the Sudbury Historical Society. More info.

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 Winter Newsletter

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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