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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

October 17 (Saturday) 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM  
3rd Annual SHS Tag Sale Fundraiser

Our third annual tag sale, held on Sudbury Town Hall Lawn.
Donations of sale items welcome through the sale date. Call Stewart Hoover at 978/443-9023 or Ursula Lyons at 978/443-9638 for arrangements.

October 24 (Saturday) 11:00 AM  
Walking Tour of Wadsworth Cemetery (74 Concord Road)

Tour guides Elin Neiterman and Sally Hild and 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.
Park along the roadways in the cemetery (no parking on Concord Road). FREE for SHS Members, $5 for non-members. Note that this event was rescheduled from October 3rd.

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 Fall Newsletter

Our latest newsletter is out. The cover story describes the Atkinsons and the founding of the Sudbury Foundation. And there are articles about fifes, Friendlys, volunteers and plenty of news. You can read it here if you aren't on our mailing list or misplaced your copy.  Read our Newsletter

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