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Events Calendar

The Society hosts a series of programs throughout the year, with new ones being added to the schedule all the time. Fee’s vary depending on the program, and discounts are provided for members of the society.

Programs are held in person unless otherwise specified, and locations will vary between the Sudbury Historical Society History Center & Museum and Town Hall.

To purchase tickets for Sudbury Historical Society events on Eventbrite please visit our Sudbury Historical Society's eventbrite page.

Next Events

Thursday April 11, 2024 7:00PM

John Quincy Adams, Reluctant Abolitionist

At the Sudbury History Center and Museum.

Come join us at the Sudbury Historical Society for an exciting in-person event! Jeffery A. Denman's new book John Quincy Adams, Reluctant Abolitionist informed by Adams’s revealing and often tormented musings from his vast diary, is a sweeping narrative that offers a unique and gripping account of John Quincy Adams’s battle with slavery while exploring the many fault lines in American society that led to the Civil War.

Join the author for a presentation about the book, a Q&A session, and a book signing.

Tickets are $5 for non members in person, and $2.50 for virtual. Use Code ‘Member’ to get a membership discount (100% off). Sign up at eventbrite.

Saturday May 11, 2024 9:00AM - 12:45PM

Faded Memory: Women and People of Color in the American Revolution and Beyond

At the Revolutionary War Cemetery (334 Concord Rd.), and the Grange (326 Concord Rd.), Sudbury Center.

In many New England towns, memorials commemorating the American Revolutionary War are a familiar sight. Throughout the conflict, inhabitants from various communities across what would become the United States joined in the struggle, impacting everyone involved. However, the memorials, markers, and documents often highlight the contributions of a specific group: white male soldiers. This program offers participants the chance to delve into this selective representation by embarking on a self-guided exploration of the Sudbury Revolutionary War Cemetery, uncovering the often-overlooked narratives of women and Patriots of Color through presentations, and engaging in facilitated small-group discussions. By examining the consequences of selective documentation and memorialization on collective memory and historical narratives, this program aims to broaden perspectives and deepen understanding.

9:00 AM - 10:30 AM: Sudbury Revolutionary Cemetery Self-guided Tour. Volunteers will be on-site to distribute handouts about the cemetery and nearby memorial, and answer questions. Registration is requested but not required.

10:30 AM - 11:45 AM: Presentations by Drs. Katina Fontes and Benjamin Remillard. This portion of the program will take place inside the Sudbury Foundation's historic Grange building where space is limited, so please register to reserve a seat.

12:00 PM - 12:45 PM: Break-out Discussion Groups.. Participants will be assigned groups. All groups will be provided with discussion protocols and prompts to guide the conversation. Registration is requested but not required.

This program is FREE and open to the public. Register at eventbrite.

Recent Events

Thursday April 27, 2023 7:00 PM

Ed Kreutz Presents Revolutionary War Firearms

Ed Kreutz and Historical ReproductionsAt the Sudbury History Center and online.

Join Ed Kreutz and the Sudbury Historical Society for an entertaining evening learning about Revolutionary War firearms. Ed is a gunsmith and builder of reproduction 18th-century flintlock weapons. He is also a historical researcher and re-enactor specializing in the Revolutionary War for over 45 years. During his talk he will show examples of the weapons and accoutrements used by the combative nations as well as civilian firearms of the time.

Thursday June 8, 2023 7:00 PM

Annual Meeting and Presentation Remembering the Framingham and Lowell Railroad by Steve Greene

Join us for the Sudbury Historical Society's Annual Meeting, and then a presentation by Steve Greene once Board business has concluded.

Our Annual Meeting will consist of a simple vote for the slate of officers for next year and a brief discussion about our current and future Society plans.

Steve Greene will trace the history of the north-south railroad line that ran from Lowell to Framingham from its beginning in 1871 to the end of the last train in 2000. Many newly discovered photos give us an idea of how the railroad changed life for Sudbury citizens. A glimpse of features that will be visible from the completed Bruce Freeman Rail Trail will be included.

Thursday July 13, 2023 9:00 AM

Second Annual Golf Tournament

We're ready for our Second Annual Golf Tournament to benefit the Sudbury Historical Society History Center and Museum. Join us for our second year at the Wayland Country Club for a fun morning of golf, followed by lunch, drinks, and raffle prizes. Teams of up to 4 will take the course starting at 9am, with prizes for the longest drive, and closest to the hole. The cost is $150 per person Or $600 per foursome, and tickets includes 18 hole scramble, carts, and lunch. The deadline to register is Tuesday July 5th, so don’t wait!

Wednesday October 18, 2023 1:00 - 2:30PM

Pumpkin Painting

At the Loring Parsonage/Sudbury History Museum.

Join the Sudbury Historical Society for an afternoon of pumpkin painting! Wednesday October 18th, 1-2:30 PM at the Sudbury Historical Society History Museum.

Pumpkins provided. Open to ages 2 and up!

Saturday October 28, 2023 10:00AM

Cemetery Tour

At the Revolutionary War Cemetery.

This year the Sudbury Historical Society will tour the Revolutionary War Cemetery in Town Center. Join us October 28th at 10am to learn more about this fascinating historic site and some of the individuals buried here.

Free for members, $5 for non-members. Sign up here: eventbrite.


Sunday, October 29, 2023, 4:00PM

Musicians of the Old Post Road Concert: Cascading Baroque Passion

Musicians At First Parish Church and Online.

Musicians of the Old Post Road brings to in-person and online audiences Water: Cascading Baroque Passion. This performance is the opening program of the ensemble’s 35th anniversary season, which explores rarely-performed works through the lens of the four classical elements: water, air, fire, and earth. Cascading Baroque Passion is an exploration of the ways “water” has influenced and inspired Baroque composers.

In-person Audience Tickets $10-$55, kids come free with an adult. Virtual Audience Tickets: $35 individual, $70 family, $10 students. SHS Members get a 10% discount. For tickets and more information see:

Friday November 10, 2023 10:00AM

Sudbury Road Race

At the Ephraim Curtis Middle School.

The SHS once again is holding The Sudbury Road Race. The event includes a 5-kilometer race (walkers welcome) and a 1-mile fun run (all ages welcome). Both races begin and end at Ephraim Curtis Middle School, 22 Pratts Mill Rd. Sudbury, Massachusetts. The fun run begins at 10am, with the 5k beginning at 10:30am.

For more info and to sign up:


Saturday December 2, 2023 10:00AM - 2:00PM

Sudbury Holiday Village

At Sudbury Town Center.

Mark your calendars for the Town of Sudbury's annual Holiday Village. The SHS will once again be participating with our annual Festival of Wreaths.

For more info: Sudbury Holiday Village.


Wednesday February 14, 2024 1:00 - 2:30PM

Young History Hunters
To the One I Love: Postcards as a Primary Source for History Research

At the Sudbury History Center and Museum.

For budding historians! Celebrate St. Valentine's Day while learning how historians analyze the past through postcards. We will examine vintage Valentine's postcards and learn about all the information that can be gleaned from them. Participants will make 1-3 postcards to take home or send to a loved one! This program is jointly sponsored and facilitated by Athina Education and the Sudbury History Center and Museum.

For children ages 10 and up ($15 per child)

Thursday March 7, 2024 7:00PM

The Ammo Dump: A Taking of Heritage

At the Sudbury History Center and Museum.

Come join us at the Sudbury Historical Society for an exciting in-person event! The Ammo Dump, A Taking of Heritage is and insightful book about the history of eminent domain of families in Maynard, Stow, Sudbury, and Hudson. Join the authors for a presentation about the book, a Q&A session, and a book signing.

The book explores the who, how, and why of the close-knit families in Maynard, Stow, Sudbury, and Hudson, Massachusetts, who lost their farms, their livelihoods when the Federal Government took their land in 1942 for the construction of an ammunition dump. Upended, they not only had to find new places to live and to work - if they could - they had to deal with the loss of all they had built. Their heritage was taken.

The land's history will be detailed from the earliest days of settlement to what happened during and after World War I. A silver lining is a new, promising future of the land with the creation of the Assabet River National Wildlife Refuge. By the end, you'll have delved deep into an area simply called by many as The Ammo Dump.