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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

November 3, 2018 (Saturday), 7:30 PM

Musicians of the Old Post Road Concert: Jefferson in Paris

At First Parish, 327 Concord Road, Sudbury.

Composers and virtuosos who thrilled Parisian audiences and the music-loving Thomas Jefferson are revealed in this program, set in the years Jefferson served as an ambassador to France. Expect to be dazzled with a string trio by violin virtuoso Maddalena Sirmen, colorful quartets by Gossec and Sacchini, a sparkling flute concerto by Piccinini, and fiery variations on La Marseillaise by Balbastre. Revolutionary inspirations!

Tickets available at MOPR. Co-presented with the Sudbury Historical Society and supported, in part, by the Sudbury Cultural Council.

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

First Annual Margaret Fredrickson Memorial Lecture: The History of the Carding Mill

At Sudbury Town Hall, 322 Concord Road, Sudbury.

Join Chris Hagger, Sudbury resident and Chair of the Sudbury Historical Commission, for an illustrated talk on the history of Carding Mill, including its purchase and reconstruction in Sudbury. The Margaret Fredrickson Memorial Lecture will be held each November to honor the memory of our beloved SHS member, volunteer, and friend, Peggy Fredrickson, who dedicated many years of service to the advancement of local history education.

November 15, 2018 (Thursday), 6:00 - 8:30 PM

Sip n Shop at Laurel Grove

At Laurel Grove, 339 Boston Post Road, Sudbury.

Get some holiday shopping done early and support the SHS at Laurel Grove's "Sip n Shop". A portion of all sales during the event will go directly to the SHS

Learn more at laurelgroveshop.com.

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2018 Fall Event Calendar

September 9 (Sunday), 2:00 - 4:00 PM

Founders Circle Members Event — History Conversations: New England Comfort Foods and Heritage Recipes

At Red Oak Lane, Sudbury.

Hosted by Elin and Larry Neiterman. Founders Circle events are offered as a benefit to members of the Noyes Supporter level and above. Details will be e-mailed to Founders Circle members. RSVP is required. Seating is limited.

By invitation to Founders Circle Members.

 

September 30 (Sunday), 9:30 and 11 AM, 12:30 and 2:00 PM

Author’s Reading & Children’s Craft: Goodbye Little Dude

Image Courtesy of Curran PressImage Courtesy of of Curran PressAt Brush & Easel, Inc., 339 Boston Post Road, Sudbury.

Join the SHS and Curran Press for an author’s reading of the children’s book Goodbye Little Dude, by Rebecca Trotsky and Marie Smyth. A paint craft sponsored by Brush & Easel will follow each reading. Goodbye Little Dude was written in memory of Jonathan Smyth, who lived in Sudbury and attended Haynes Elementary School. Hear this beautiful story about a very special local boy, his rescued turtle, Little Dude, and a community coming together to create this book for Jonathan. To reserve tickets for a book reading session, the additional turtle craft, or to simply purchase a signed hardcover book package, visit Eventbrite.com.

Proceeds from this fundraiser will support pediatric cancer research and the Sudbury Historical Society. $40 per family (includes one signed book package), $10 per child for the paint craft, and $25 to purchase the book package itself. Additional books can be purchased the day of the event.

For more information on the inspirational book see: goodbyelittledude.com

September 30 (Sunday), 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM

Shop & Share the Love at The Paper Store

At The Paper Store, 13435 Boston Post Road, Sudbury.

When you check out September 30th at the Paper Store, mention the Sudbury History Center and they will donate 10% of the sale to the Sudbury Historical Society!

 

October 6, 2018 (Saturday), 10:00 AM- 8:00 PM

Sudbury Craft Beer Fundraiser

At 365 Boston Post Road, Mill Village, Sudbury

Celebrate Octoberfest with special tastings of selections of local beer, wine, and cider! 10% of your purchases will support the SHS. For a beer selection visit sudburycraftbeer.com.

October 11, 2018 (Thursday), 7:00 - 8:30 PM

Stories in Stone

At Sudbury Town Hall, 322 Concord Road, Sudbury.

Join monument conservator Ta Mara Conde of Historic Gravestone Services, for an illustrated talk on early American burial grounds. Discover the meaning of symbols adorning historic gravestones and follow their evolution through society’s changing attitude towards death. Learn about geology found in local burial grounds and how the styles of stones and materials used changed with the times. Also discussed will be preservation and conservation techniques and standards which guide conservators in their work. Ms. Conde has over 18 years’ experience in her field working on projects across the nation. In Conde’s words, burial grounds are outdoor museums to the average man, accessible and open to all. The stones reveal the history of the town and the people who lived there through the stories on the stones.

See historicgravestone.weebly.com for information about Ta Mara Conde's work.

October 13, 2018 (Saturday), 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM

6th Annual SHS Tag Sale & Bake Sale Fundraiser

At Sudbury Town Hall, 322 Concord Road, Sudbury.

If you have any items you would like to contribute to the tag sale, bring them to the Lower Town Hall driveway during the following days/times:

  • Monday, Wednesday or Friday, 10am - 12pm, 1pm - 3pm
  • Saturday, October 6th, 9am - 1pm

Or call Stewart Hoover (978-460-1346) or Ursula Lyons (508-251-2281)

All contributions are tax deductible. Because of limited storage space we cannot accept large furniture, clothing or electronics.

October 13, 2018 (Saturday), 2:00 - 3:30 PM

Fall Foliage Walk at Pantry Brook Farm

At Pantry Brook Farm, Sudbury.

Visit one of the most scenic areas in town with property owner Carole Wolfe, the Sudbury Valley Trustees, and the Sudbury Historical Society. View historic buildings, farm fields, stone walls, and Pantry Brook, and learn about the history of the farm and Sudbury. The property is only open to the public on guided walks. Co-sponsored by the SVT and SHS.

Free. Registration required through SVT at svtweb.org. 25 person attendance limit.

October 20, 2018 (Saturday), 9:00 AM - Noon

Free Repairs at the Repair Café

At the Sudbury Senior Center, 40 Fairbanks Road, Sudbury.

Sponsored by The Rotary Club of Nashoba Valley together with the Sudbury Senior Center and Sudbury Historical Society. Broken items may get a second chance! Bring in mendable items such as lamps, gardening tools, jewelry, eyeglasses, small appliances, computers and other electronics, sewing machines, bikes, toys, outdoor power equipment, and our volunteers will attempt to repair your items. Knife and gardening tool sharpening available. There is no charge for repairs, you just pay for any needed parts. Enjoy a free drink and a snack, have fun, and work with a volunteer who will repair your broken possession.

Learn more at www.repaircafe.org.

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20th Century Pop-Up Exhibit & Benefit

An assortment of soda pop containers from the SHS collectionAn assortment of soda pop containers from the SHS collectionAt Sudbury Town Square, Building #1, 29 Hudson Road, Sudbury.

An opportunity to use space at Sudbury Town Square (29 Hudson Road) just popped up! So, please stop by to view a pop-up exhibit of early 20th century items from the SHS’s collections and contribute through a Collections Adoption silent auction to Phase III of our "Campaign to Make History."

Join us for an evening of music, drinks and a taste of what's to come at the Sudbury History Center! Bring a friend or two to spread the word about the SHS’s popular collections!

A week prior to this benefit, we will open the online portion of our Phase III fundraising effort. SHS collections "adoption" and Sudbury History Center naming opportunities will be available in connection with donations. More information is available on our new blog, SHS Conversations. This fundraising will continue during and after the 20th Century Pop-Up Exhibit. We have a $20,000 goal to kick off Phase III, so please consider becoming a part of the Sudbury History Center story!

Tickets are $25 a person and can be ordered in advance RSVP here.

October 23, 2018 (Tuesday), 7:00 - 9:00 PM

Let the Landscape Speak : A Talk on the Importance and Meaning of the Indigenous Ceremonial Stone Landscape

At Sudbury Grange Hall, 326 Concord Rd., Sudbury.

The hills and valleys of New England are dotted with living prayers of stone (Ceremonial Stone Landscapes) created by the indigenous peoples of this region. These stone structures were built to create and restore harmony between human beings and Mother Earth. The prayers that they embody continue to live as long as the stones are kept intact.

In response to Eversource’s proposed Sudbury to Hudson Transmission Project, the Town of Sudbury and local nonprofit Protect Sudbury invited regional tribal experts Doug Harris and Bettina Washington (Historic Preservation Officers for the Narragansett and Wampanoag Tribes) to conduct a preliminary walkthrough and assessment of whether Eversource’s proposed clearing might impact sacred ceremonial stone landscapes.

The Town of Sudbury, in conjunction with its sponsors Protect Sudbury and the Sudbury Historical Society, will host a panel of experts led by Bettina Washington to educate the Sudbury community on the presence and meaning of sacred ceremonial landscapes in our community, the important place in history that the Town of Sudbury holds for the Indigenous peoples of the Northeast region, and to share insights from the preliminary walkthrough along the proposed Eversource project path as well as research that has been conducted on known indigenous ceremonial sites in Sudbury.

Panelists include Bettina Washington (Tribal Historic Preservation Officer of the Wampanoag Tribe of Gay Head Aquinnah and Chairwoman of the Culture and Heritage Committee of the United South and Eastern Tribes), Doug Harris (Deputy Tribal Historic Preservation Officer, Narragansett Indian Tribal Historic Preservation Office), Lee Swanson (long-time Sudbury resident and historian), and Cathy Taylor (Research Specialist and Caretaker for Narragansett Indian Tribal Historic Preservation Trust).

November 3, 2018 (Saturday), 7:30 PM

Musicians of the Old Post Road Concert: Jefferson in Paris

At First Parish, 327 Concord Road, Sudbury.

Composers and virtuosos who thrilled Parisian audiences and the music-loving Thomas Jefferson are revealed in this program, set in the years Jefferson served as an ambassador to France. Expect to be dazzled with a string trio by violin virtuoso Maddalena Sirmen, colorful quartets by Gossec and Sacchini, a sparkling flute concerto by Piccinini, and fiery variations on La Marseillaise by Balbastre. Revolutionary inspirations!

Tickets available at MOPR. Co-presented with the Sudbury Historical Society and supported, in part, by the Sudbury Cultural Council.

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

First Annual Margaret Fredrickson Memorial Lecture: The History of the Carding Mill

At Sudbury Town Hall, 322 Concord Road, Sudbury.

Join Chris Hagger, Sudbury resident and Chair of the Sudbury Historical Commission, for an illustrated talk on the history of Carding Mill, including its purchase and reconstruction in Sudbury. The Margaret Fredrickson Memorial Lecture will be held each November to honor the memory of our beloved SHS member, volunteer, and friend, Peggy Fredrickson, who dedicated many years of service to the advancement of local history education.

November 15, 2018 (Thursday), 6:00 - 8:30 PM

Sip n Shop at Laurel Grove

At Laurel Grove, 339 Boston Post Road, Sudbury.

Get some holiday shopping done early and support the SHS at Laurel Grove's "Sip n Shop". A portion of all sales during the event will go directly to the SHS

Learn more at laurelgroveshop.com.

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December 1 & 8, 2018 (Saturdays), December 2 & 9 (Sundays), 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Hosmer House Holiday Open House

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

SHS volunteers will be decorating the Parlor.




December, Date and Time TBD

Tree Lighting & Carol Sing with Santa and Mrs. Claus

At Sudbury Town Hall and the Sudbury Grange Hall, 326 Concord Road, Sudbury.

The U.S. Marines will collect new, unwrapped gifts for Toys for Tots and children can visit the SHS Kindermarkt to shop for family members’ gifts.