Sudbury Historical Society, Inc.Sudbury Historical Society, Inc.
Second Floor Town Hall   322 Concord Road   Sudbury   Middlesex County   Massachusetts 01776
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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

September 11 (Friday) 3:00 PM - 9:00 PM  
T-wisted Frozen Yogurt Fundraiser

Chill with a treat from T-wisted Frozen Yogurt at 410 Boston Post Road from 3:00–9:00 PM. 15% of sales will go to support the SHS. Join us at dusk by the outdoor movie screen to watch clips of Sudbury’s own Rex Trailer on his TV show, Boomtown.



September 12 (Saturday) 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM  
Olde Time Community Fair in the Town Center

The SHS will host “Pies at the Parsonage” (a pie eating contest) and display our replica Native American wetu with a demonstration of the Three Sisters. Be sure to get your picture taken in the stockade by the Town Hall.




September 26 (Saturday) 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM  
Colonial Faire

Colonial Faire sponsored by the Sudbury Companies of Militia & Minute and the Sudbury Ancient Fyfe and Drum Companie at Longfellow’s Wayside Inn. The SHS booth with items from our store and stories from our historian will be open from 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM. Admission $2.



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


Do you “Heart” Sudbury History?

The Sudbury Historical Society has started a new photo campaign as a reminder that “History is at the Heart of Sudbury.” Show you care about Sudbury's history by sending us a photo!

The SHS is asking you, our townspeople, to think about how you see that “History is at the Heart of Sudbury” by taking a photograph of yourself, your family, or a group to which you belong somewhere in Sudbury along with a copy of our special heart sign. Places you might consider for backdrops are in front of our historic properties, on our conservation trails, at Town buildings, at school, at club meetings, at a favorite store or restaurant - anywhere!

For details on how to submit your photograph, go to I Heart Sudbury.

Your friends and neighbors are submitting their photographs. See our growing collection of hearts at Flickr.

Photo Contest Sponsored by the Sudbury Historical Society

Over 160 photographs were submitted to our Photo Contest celebrating Sudbury's 375th birthday. All the photographs are outstanding and truly capture our town. Four were selected as the best:

For more information see Photo Contest. To see all the photographs, visit our Flickr Account.

Tour the Town's History

Take a tour of 35 historic sites in Sudbury without leaving your comfy chair. Or, hop in the car and stretch your legs with the three hour long driving and walking version of the tour. See our Historic Sudbury Tour


Latest SHS Publication

Home & Hearth Tour 2015: Lower Concord Road. The house tour features the history of the buildings in Town Center and eight houses along lower Concord Road.  Read the Tour



Our Winter Newsletter

Our latest newsletter is out. The contents include the our search for an Executive Director for the Society, an update on our photo contest, descriptions of some of our new acquisitions, a preview of upcoming events, a description of Sudbury's expansion in the fifties and sixties, and more. You can read it here if you aren't on our mailing list or misplaced your copy.  Read our Newsletter




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