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.
May 5th (Sunday) at 2 PM Hattie Goodnow's Life and Legacy
Hattie Goodnow's Life and Legacy told by Ernie Beer. The story of a Sudbury spinster School Teacher who taught herself photography & chronicled life in Sudbury and elsewhere from the 1890's to the
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 Winter Newsletter
Our latest newsletter has been sent out. The contents include a letter from our President, our hope for a museum, new acquisitions, our new digital kiosk,
our March exhibit at the Goodnow library and information about our upcoming programs. You can read it here if you aren't on our mailing list or misplaced your copy.