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The Sudbury Historical Society is dedicated to bringing the rich history of the Sudbury Plantation into the lives and activities of the people of Sudbury. We collect, preserve and and communicate the history of Sudbury, Massachusetts.

Founded in 1956, and incorporating the earlier Goodman Society, the Society maintains its offices and collections on the second floor of Sudbury Town Hall. A non-profit organization, the society depends on donations of time, money and artifacts from its members and the citizens of Sudbury.

The Society has for sale a full range of books on the history of Sudbury, reproductions of Sudbury related artwork, and a variety of children's items. See our store for details.

Many questions about Sudbury's history can be answered by our historian and members. Whether you have questions about your neighborhood, curiosity about something you see in town, are interested in the genealogy of Sudbury families or you are pursuing academic research, please feel free to contact us.

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KIDSTORY: History for Kids in the Town Center
July 20th 10:00 AM (Wednesday)
July 27th 10:00 AM (Wednesday)
August 10th 10:00 AM (Wednesday)

Looking for a low-key morning activity for your kids this summer? The Sudbury Historical Society (SHS) is sponsoring three history programs for kids (ages 5 and up). Activities will include a story, the opportunity to view items from the SHS collection, and a craft activity.

Programs are FREE with preregistration ($5/child the day of the program). To preregister or inquire, please contact us at 978-443-3747 or email director@sudbury01776.org. See KIDSTORY Flyer for details.

The first program on July 20th is on quilts. Additional programs will be held on July 27 (baseball) and August 10th (architecture). Programs are held at the Stone Bandstand by Peter Noyes Elementary School (rain location is next door in the Lower Town Hall Meeting Room).

See our calendar for information about all our programs for the year.

Talking Tour of Sudbury Town Center

Take an audio tour of historic Sudbury Center and hear about the history of the town and its town center. You can take the tour from the comfort of your home or equipped with a mobile phone or tablet you can walk around Town Center and hear Sudburians past and present describe the Town Center.

Start the tour here: Talking Town Center Tour.

The tour is designed for all ages – tech-savvy children will especially enjoy navigating the map. Paper copies of the maps to facilitate the tour are also available in the white mailbox located at the back of Loring Parsonage near the Town Clerk’s accessible entrance ramp.

New Video About the Mount Wadsworth Cemetery

SHS summer intern Gillian Vesely has produced a video tour of Wadsworth Cemetery on Concord Road with narration by Elin Niederman. The cemetery is home to the Wadsworth Monument, monuments to the Sudbury residents who served in World War II and the Korean and Vietnam Wars, and the burial sites of over a thousand Sudburians.

See the video here: Mount Wadsworth Cemetery.

Construction of Our Sudbury History Center & Museum is Underway!

The Sudbury Historical Society is in the midst of its most ambitious project to date, creating the Sudbury History Center & Museum at the circa 1730 Loring Parsonage in the Town Center.

Restoration and stabilization of the existing building is underway and should be complete this summer. This will be followed by reconstruction and expansion of the ell on the east side of the building. Please see Sudbury History Center for details.

SHS Gets Wrapped Up in History

To raise its community profile the SHS unveiled a new project this fall called Project Scarf Wrap an innovative twist on traditional yarnbombing tactics used by community groups looking to garner attention for causes. Yarnbombing is a form of temporary graffiti, or kniffiti, that uses installations of colorful knit yarn art that can be found in unlikely places. The SHS, however, yarnbombed with a purpose by creating hand-knit scarfs that are useful items people might need and want to wear when they were found around town.

For more about our scarf wrap and agriculture in Sudbury go to Sudbury Scarf Wrap.

Our Summer Newsletter

Our latest newsletter is out. The cover story outlines the plans for our new History Center. There's news about our Talking Town Center tour, the Ezekiel How Dinner and the 2016 Home & Hearth Tour. Plus articles on our volunteers, Hattie Goodnow's photographs, the King Philip War and the Loring Parsonage. You can read it here if you aren't on our mailing list or misplaced your copy.  Read our Newsletter




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