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
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
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.
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October 23, 2016 History Walk at Pantry Brook Farmdetails ...
May 21, 2016 2016 Home & Hearth Tourdetails ...
October 24, 2015 Walking Tour of Wadsworth Cemetery details ...
May 16, 2015 Home and Hearth Tour details ...
November 9, 2014 Remember. Reflect. Explain details ...
October 24, 2014 Musicians of the Old Post Road Concert details ...
December 15th, 2013 Christmas from Olde New England Musicians of the Old Post Roaddetails ...
November 10th, 2013 The Fabric of Life in Sudburydetails ...
September 21st, 2013 Five Century House Tour in Waylanddetails ...
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