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Events Calendar

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.

Most programs are held on Sunday at 2:00 PM in Town Hall (Sudbury Center) unless otherwise indicated.

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

Printable Version of our 2016-2017 calendar (pdf file).

Next Events

March 4, 2018 (Sunday), 2:00 - 4:00 PM

The History and Evolution of The Sudbury Senior Center

Image Courtesy of the Sudbury Senior CenterImage Courtesy of the Sudbury Senior CenterAt the Sudbury Town Hall, 322 Concord Road, Sudbury.

Just a few years ago, the Sudbury Senior Center was located in the parsonage of a local church. Its space and offerings were minimal. From those humble beginnings, the Center has evolved into the dynamic institution of today — one that offers opportunities for lifelong learning, resources for health maintenance and education, travel, entertainment, and more, much more. The story of this evolution is a fascinating one. It involves dedicated volunteers with a vision and also local politics.

The program will be led by former Sudbury Senior enter Director Ruth Griesel and current Director Debra Galloway with additional information provided by past and present Council on Aging members.

Free for SHS members. A donation of $5 is appreciated from nonmembers. Refreshments will follow.

 

 

2018 Winter and Spring Event Calendar

January 28, 2018 (Sunday), 2:00 - 4:00 PM

If These Halls Could Talk: A History of Sudbury’s Town Hall Buildings

At the Sudbury Town Hall, 322 Concord Road, Sudbury.

Explore the history and impact of Sudbury’s Town Hall buildings — the first built on the town common in 1846 and the second in 1930 by three resident architects of national and world renown (Ralph Adams Cram, Joseph Everett Chandler, and Charles Henry Way). During the worst years of the Depression the small town of Sudbury organized and sacrificed to recreate a town symbol to anchor Sudbury’s historic community space. Hear what transpired in the building since that time. Also to be discussed will be the Town Hall’s role and impact upon Sudbury and greater town center in the 21st century, as well as the statewide movement to rejuvenate historic town halls.

The program will be led by Sudbury native Chris Morely, longtime Chair of the Community Preservation Committee and 16 year member of the Planning Board, among numerous other local volunteer endeavors. In 2015 and 2016, Mr. Morely served as a member of the Town Hall Blue Ribbon Committee. Chris himself has spent significant time involved in activities held in the Town Hall during every stage of his life, totaling thousands of hours. The program will be informed by that experience, his degree in U.S. History, and his work in real estate development and architecture as they relate to the adaptive reuse of older buildings.

Free for SHS members. A donation of $5 is appreciated from nonmembers. Refreshments will follow.

 

March 4, 2018 (Sunday), 2:00 - 4:00 PM

The History and Evolution of The Sudbury Senior Center

Image Courtesy of the Sudbury Senior CenterImage Courtesy of the Sudbury Senior CenterAt the Sudbury Town Hall, 322 Concord Road, Sudbury.

Just a few years ago, the Sudbury Senior Center was located in the parsonage of a local church. Its space and offerings were minimal. From those humble beginnings, the Center has evolved into the dynamic institution of today — one that offers opportunities for lifelong learning, resources for health maintenance and education, travel, entertainment, and more, much more. The story of this evolution is a fascinating one. It involves dedicated volunteers with a vision and also local politics.

The program will be led by former Sudbury Senior enter Director Ruth Griesel and current Director Debra Galloway with additional information provided by past and present Council on Aging members.

Free for SHS members. A donation of $5 is appreciated from nonmembers. Refreshments will follow.

March, 2018

Founders Circle Members Event

Date and Location to be Announced.

April 11, 2018 (Wednesday), 6:00 PM

The Late Night Ride of Paul Neuhausere

Image Courtesy of Sudbury Ancient Fife and Drum CompanieImage Courtesy of Sudbury Ancient Fife and Drum Companie At the Longfellow’s Wayside Inn, 72 Wayside Inn Rd, Sudbury.

Join the SHS for an authentic colonial dinner at Longfellow’s Wayside Inn, 6:00 pm. Hear the incredible and somewhat fanciful story of a Sudbury patriot and hero who carried the news of impending revolution from Boston to his beloved home town on April 1775. Paul Neuhausere is the forgotten ancestor of a recent colonel of the Sudbury Companies of Militia and Minute who overcame severe physical and mental difficulties to play a forgettable role in the activities leading to the beginning of the American Revolutionary War. His story needs to be told at least once and be heard by all who cherish our local history. The tale will be told in verse and illustrated with brightly colored lantern slides by Dr. Anthony Howes.

The cost of the special prix fixe dinner is $35. A cash bar reception will be held prior to the start of dinner. Reservations must be made by calling the Wayside Inn directly at 978-443-1776.

April 29, 2018 (Sunday), 2:00 - 4:00 PM

How the Puritan Village Evolved: A Guided Bus Tour of Colonial Sudbury Plantation (Sudbury and Wayland) 1639-1730

Co-hosted by the Sudbury Historical Society and the Wayland Historical Society.

Gather at the Sudbury Town Hall for a narrated bus tour of colonial-era Sudbury and Wayland. Stops include the Four-arch (Town) Bridge on the Sudbury River; North Cemetery; Mill Pond; the sites of the fourth and fifth (present) meeting houses (what would become East Sudbury in 1780 and Wayland in 1835); and finally to present-day Sudbury Center.

Refreshments follow at the Sudbury Town Hall courtesy of the SHS. Seating is limited to 40 people. Reservations for seats ($5.00 each) will be taken in February.

April, 2018

Red Cross Blood Drive

Date and Location to be Announced. Red Cross Blood Drive at the Town Hall. Be a part of an old Sudbury tradition.

May 5, 2018 (Saturday), 10:00 AM- 3:00 PM

Farm and Barn Tour

Save the Date for this year's House Tour! It is shaping up to be a terrific tour with Twillingate Gardens & Flower Shop, Twillingate Farm Alpacas, North Gate Farm, The Water's Edge Farm, and more participating. More details will be posted soon.
The SHS is delighted to be working with the Sudbury Agricultural Commission for this event.

May 19, 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.

June 11, 2017 (Sunday), 2:00 - 4:00 PM

Look at This! A Show & Tell of the SHS Collections

From the Society's CollectionsFrom the Society's CollectionsAt the Sudbury Town Hall, 322 Concord Road, Sudbury.

Join the SHS Collections Team to see a curated display of some of the SHS’s special collections. An opportunity to hear about some new acquisitions and items rarely seen before!

Prior to the Show & Tell the SHS will conduct its Annual Meeting and election of officers. An update on the status of the Sudbury History Center repurposing project at the Loring Parsonage will also be presented.