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Calendar of Events

The Society hosts a series of programs from fall through spring. Programs are free to Society members. A $5.00 donation from non-members would be appreciated.

All of our programs and activities for November through February are listed below

You can view many of our earlier programs on Sudbury TV — see our video library for a listing.


September 30, 2017 (Saturday) 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Colonial Faire

2015 Colonial Faire At Longfellow’s Wayside Inn, Sudbury.

The SHS runs a popular booth at the Colonial Faire sponsored by the Sudbury Companies of Militia & Minute and the Sudbury Ancient Fyfe and Drum Companie. Admission to the Faire is $2. See link for details.

October 7, 2017 (Saturday), 10:00 AM
Walking Tour of Wadsworth Cemetery

At the Wadsworth Cemetery, 74 Concord Road, Sudbury.

Tour guide Elin Neiterman will point out memorial art and architecture, burial sites of Sudbury’s notable citizens, and will explain burial customs and how this quiet sanctuary evolved and is maintained. This year the tour will be enhanced with appearances from special guests from veterans’ groups, the Sudbury Companies of Militia and Minute, the United Native American Cultural Center, and costumed interpreters portraying some of Sudbury’s former residents.

FREE for SHS Members, $5 for non-members. Parking at the cemetery.

October 14, 2017 (Saturday), 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
5th Annual SHS Tag Sale & Bake Sale

At the Sudbury Town Hall Lawn and Lower Parking Lot, 322 Concord Road, Sudbury.

Donations of sale items welcome now through the sale date. Call Stewart Hoover at 978 443-9023 or Ursula Lyons at 978 443-9638 to arrange donation drop-off or pick-up.

October 27, 2017 (Friday), 7:30 PM
Musicians of the Old Post Road Concert Bach’s Dresden Circle

At First Parish of Sudbury, 327 Concord Road, Sudbury.

Features the trend-setting musical voices of Hasse, Buffardin, Pisendel & more whose works impressed J. S. Bach and his son Wilhelm Friedmann during their trips to the exciting cultural center of Dresden during the 1720s.

Contact MOPR at www.oldpostroad.org for tickets. Additional parking available at the Town Hall lot.

October 28, 2017 (Saturday), 9:00 AM - Noon
Repair Café

At Sudbury Senior Center, 40 Fairbanks Road, Sudbury.

Broken items may get a second chance! Bring in mendable items such as clothing, lamps, small appliances, computers, and other electronics, bikes, toys, outdoor power equipment, and dull blades and our volunteers will attempt to repair your items.

Sponsored by The Rotary Club of Nashoba Valley together with the Sudbury Senior Center and Sudbury Historical Society.

November 5, 2017 (Sunday), 2:00 - 4:00 PM
The World of Fine Teas: The History and Variety of a Unique Beverage

At the Grange Hall, 326 Concord Road, Sudbury.

Join presenter Hartley E. Johnson, owner of Mark T. Wendell Tea Company and Grace Tea Company, two local family-run businesses for three generations, as he offers an understanding of the many aspects of the world of specialty teas, including an overview of the numerous varieties of tea, the history of tea, and its place in cultures around the world.

Attendees will also learn how teas are produced and how to brew the perfect cup of tea. Several tea varieties will be brewed for comparison and discussion.

November 16, 2017 (Thursday), 6:00 - 9:00 PM
Sip and Shop at Laurel Grove

At Laurel Grove, 339 Boston Post Road, Sudbury.

Need a hostess gift for Thanksgiving? Do you want to get a start on your holiday shopping? Join the SHS for a Sip and Shop at Laurel Grove and a portion of all sales will go directly to The Sudbury History Center.

December 2 & 9, 2017 (Saturdays), December 3 & 10, 2017 (Sundays) 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Hosmer House Open House: Florence Hosmer Through the Decades — 1880-1978

At the Hosmer House, 299 Old Sudbury Road, Sudbury.

The SHS will be decorating the Dining Room inspired by the decades Florence Hosmer lived and worked as an artist.

December 3, 2017 (Sunday) 12:00 — 2:00 PM
Drop-in Tours of the Loring Parsonage

At the Loring Parsonage, 288 Old Sudbury Road, Sudbury.

The SHS is offering an opportunity to see behind-the-scenes at this circa 1730 historic site. Hear what the Sudbury Historical Society is planning for the new museum, visitor’s center and archive and let us know as well what you’d like to see at the History Center. Dress warmly.

December 13, 2017 (Wednesday) 10:00 AM — 6:00 PM
Sudbury Historical Society Day at the Sudbury Art Association’s Holiday Market

At Sudbury Town Center, 29 Hudson Road, Sudbury.

Local artists will be displaying and selling their artwork through December 24th for all of your gift giving needs. A percentage of sales on December 13th will be donated to the Sudbury Historical Society when the SHS is mentioned at check-out.

December 17, 2017 (Sunday), 3:00 - 5:00 PM
Annual Carol Sing & Party with Santa and Mrs. Claus

On the steps of Town Hall, 322 Concord Road, Sudbury.

Join the Sudbury Historical Society on Sunday, December 17th from 3:00 to 5:00 pm the Annual Carol Sing and Holiday Party with Santa and Mrs. Claus on the steps of Sudbury Town Hall (Rt. 27/Concord Road). The Carol Sing has become a beloved Sudbury tradition for all ages. Song books will be provided and period dress is welcome.

Santa Claus will join carolers in singing some favorites and then lead everyone for the party inside Town Hall where Mrs. Claus will be recording each child's Christmas wishes. Refreshments will be served.

Again this year, while waiting to talk with Santa, children can visit the Kindermarkt (Children's market) where volunteers will help them shop and wrap up special gifts for their loved ones. Gifts are priced at $2. For the grown-ups the SHS will also have for sale its most popular gift-giving items such as note cards, maps magnets, and books on Sudbury history. New items include special teas blended especially for the Historical Society by the Mark T. Wendell Tea Company.

Admission is free but we ask that you please bring a new, unwrapped toy to give to the U.S. Reserve Marines for their Toys for Tots drive. The SHS is collecting toys at the Town Hall now through the 17th.

For more information, call 978-443-3747, e-mail Director@sudbury01776.org or find the SHS on Facebook. In the event of inclement weather an announcement will be made on the SHS Facebook page and web site.

Past Programs

June 29, 2017 Declaring Independence, Then & Now: Bringing to Life a “National Scripture” details ...

June 11, 2017 Trench Art: Art Forged in Fire, Blood and Destruction to Honor the Courage, Duty and Sacrifice of Those Who Would Possess It by Peter R. Harvell video of presentationdetails ...

May 6, 2017 2017 House Tour: Modern Architecture: Mid-century Modern to the New Millenniumdetails ...

April 5, 2017 As it Happened: Revere's Ride by Chris Tobin details ...

March 5, 2017 Sudbury School Days - 1940s and 1950s by Jacqui Bauskvideo of presentationdetails ...

February 5, 2017 The Leveller by Jacqueline Dembar Greenevideo of presentationdetails ...

November 6, 2016 300 Years on Concord Road: A History of the Osborn Familyvideo of presentationdetails ...

October 23, 2016 History Walk at Pantry Brook Farmdetails ...

October 2, 2016 History of Wolbach Farmvideo of presentationdetails ...

June 5, 2016 History of Wolbach Farmvideo of presentationdetails ...

June 1, 2016 The History of Power Line Battlesvideo of presentationdetails ...

May 21, 2016 2016 Home & Hearth Tourdetails ...

March 6, 2016 The League of Women Voters: Helping to Shape Sudbury’s History for 60 Years video of presentationdetails ...

April 6, 2016 Ezekiel How: Innkeeper, Soldier, Citizen video of presentationdetails ...

February 7, 2016 A Little Bit of Sweden, A History of Svensk Kaffestuga video of presentationdetails ...

November 1, 2015 Early Maps of Sudbury: Who Made them and Why video of presentationdetails ...

October 24, 2015 Walking Tour of Wadsworth Cemetery details ...

June 7, 2015 Where They Were and How They Grew video of presentationdetails ...

May 16, 2015 Home and Hearth Tour details ...

April 12, 2015 Sudbury’s Road to the Revolutionary War (1765-1775) video of presentationdetails ...

March 1, 2015 The Untold Story of Henry Ford’s Underground Cooling Plant video of presentationdetails ...

February 1, 2015 Wheeling, Dealing, A Dump and Sudbury’s Future video of presentationdetails ...

November 9, 2014 Remember. Reflect. Explain details ...

October 24, 2014 Musicians of the Old Post Road Concert details ...

October 5, 2014 Sudbury Plantation Un-covered: Archaeological Evidence of the First Residents video of presentationdetails ...

June 8, 2014 The Men who Marched to Concord, April 19, 1775 video of presentationdetails ...

May 4, 2014 War Memorials of Sudbury video of presentationdetails ...

April 6, 2014 Rev. Edmund Brown's Library: a Concert Drawn from a Puritan Minister's Musical Interests video of presentationdetails ...

March 2, 2014 Railroads in Sudbury video of presentationdetails ...

February 2, 2014 The King Philip War in Sudbury video of presentationdetails ...

January 12th, 2014 Puritans Make a Village video of presentationdetails ...

Join us for our kick off of Sudbury's 375th Anniversary Celebration. Hal Cutler will use his extensive knowledge of the Goodnow family and Sumner Chilton Powell's Pulitzer Prize winning book Puritan Village - The Formation of a New England Town to provide a look at the beginning of Sudbury.

December 15th, 2013 Christmas from Olde New England Musicians of the Old Post Roaddetails ...

November 19th, 2013 Genealogy 101 video of presentationdetails ...

November 10th, 2013 The Fabric of Life in Sudburydetails ...

October 19th, 2013 Rev. Israel Loring of Sudbury (1682-1772) video of presentationdetails ...

September 21st, 2013 Five Century House Tour in Waylanddetails ...

June 9th, 2013 Ice Cream Social and Annual Meeting video of presentationdetails ...

May 5th, 2013 Hattie Goodnow's Life and Legacy video of presentationdetails ...

April 7th, 2013 The History of the (Recreated) Sudbury Companies of Militia & Minute video of presentationdetails ...

March 3rd, 2013 Isaac Edrehi — The “Spanish Jew”video of presentationdetails ...

February 3rd, 2013 History Matters! video of presentationdetails ...

Even More Past Programs...


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