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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.

Next Events


Activities at the 2015 Fair3rd Annual Olde Time Community Fair & Farmer's Market
September 10, 2016 (Saturday) 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

In the Town Center. Kid's carnival games, pony rides, a kids mining activity, face painting, fresh produce, local farms, petting zoo with llamas, and over 50 vendors.

  • At 10:00 a.m. the SHS will host “Find your Center at the Future History Center,” a half-hour gentle, family-friendly yoga class on the lawn of the Loring Parsonage (288 Old Sudbury Road). Bring a yoga mat or towel and a water bottle.
  • Be sure to get your picture taken in the stocks at the Parsonage. To cool off you can try your aim at “Soak the Bloke.” Good, clean, wet fun! (Offered all day)
  • Small group tours of the Parsonage will be offered all day for a behind-the-scenes look at the 1730s structure and the Sudbury History Center repurposing project.

The Wadsworth MonumentWalking Tour of Wadworth Cemetery
September 17 (Saturday) 11:00 AM

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. Parking at the cemetery.

Free for SHS Members, $5 for non-members.

Activities at the 2015 Colonial FaireColonial Faire
September 24, 2016 (Saturday) 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

At Longfellow’s Wayside Inn. Sponsored by the Sudbury Companies of Militia & Minute and the Sudbury Ancient Fyfe and Drum Companie.

Admission is $2 per adult, children get in free. See here for more details.

Bertucci's Dining for DollarsBertucci's Dining for Dollars Fundraiser
September 27, 2016 (Tuesday) 4:00 – 9:00 PM

At Bertucci's, 14 Elissa Avenue, Wayland. Dine-in, Carry Out, or Delivery. 15% of the bill will go to support the SHS. Bring your friends!

Be sure to present your server with a copy of this event flyer when you pay.

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.

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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