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 curator 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 the Society.
Photo Contest Sponsored by the Sudbury Historical Society
The Society is sponsoring Picturing Sudbury: A Celebration of our Town A Photo Contest.
As the saying goes, “a picture is worth a thousand words.” The Sudbury Historical Society wants to know what you think makes
Sudbury, Sudbury, through a new photo contest, “Picturing Sudbury: A Celebration of Our Town.” We want you to use a photograph
to complete the sentence, “Sudbury wouldn’t be Sudbury without…” Photographs may capture Sudbury’s buildings, landscapes, monuments, streetscapes, businesses, people, or any place or
activity that is quintessentially Sudbury.
The contest runs from September 1, 2013 through July 31, 2014. For information on how to enter your photographs in the contest,
see Photo Contest.
December 15th (Sunday) 3:00 PM Christmas from Olde New England Musicians of the Old Post Road
Rousing original arrangements of familiar seasonal tunes, sweet solo songs, and festive instrumental works featuring
Schola Cantorum of Boston, Frederick Jodry, Director.
$30 per person. Note the special time of 3:00 PM for this event which will be held at First Parish Church in Sudbury Center.
December 22nd (Sunday) 1:00 PM GCaroling and Family Christmas Party
Caroling with songbooks (costumes welcomed) from 1-2 p.m. on the steps of the Town Hall. ALL WELCOME!
Following, at 2 p.m., the Sudbury Grange will host the annual Family Christmas Party In the Grange Hall. Bring the family for
this festive program and meet Santa Claus and Mrs. Claus recording your child's wish list. Also Toys for Tots at Town Hall
1to 3 p.m. with U. S. Marines.
See our calendar for information about all our programs for the year.
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.
Historic Sudbury Tour
Latest SHS Publication
Images of America: Sudbury.
New! The Sudbury Historical Society has selected some of the best images from its extensive photographic archives to
remember the past days and character of Sudbury. See Sudbury's history between 1850 and 1950 in these never before published
pictures of the town's people, places, sacred spaces, agriculture, recreation, military and celebrations. Details about the book.
Our Fall Newsletter
Our latest newsletter has been sent out. The contents include a letter from our President, new acquisitions, what our volunteers have been up to, our photo contest and our 375th anniversary programming,
and more. You can read it here if you aren't on our mailing list or misplaced your copy.
Read our Newsletter