Help celebrate Sudbury by entering the Sudbury Historical Society Photography Contest!
All photographs must be submitted by November 1st, 2022. They will be printed out and displayed in the Sudbury Historical Society History Center and Museum for 2 weeks, where guests can vote for their favorite. Prizes will be awarded for the top 3 photographs!
Our freshly updated Jonathan Baggott Gallery now boasts a revamped Native American display, featuring information about the New-England (Woodland) Algonquin tribes, and the Nipmuc who resided in modern day Sudbury.
This part of our permanent exhibit is meant to further educate visitors on the life and times of the land's inhabitants dating back thousands of years prior to the English colonizers.
Listen to our new podcasts, and join us as a guest on a future episode!
The podcast focuses on conversations between friends, family, and new acquaintances all sharing about their time in Sudbury. We feature a wide variety of participants, who have interesting and meaningful stories to share about life in the town we all love. A lifelong resident reflects on how the town has changed, and a LS senior will share their feelings about leaving their hometown for College next year. Former residents reflects on why they still hold Sudbury close in their memory.
On May 13th, the Sudbury Historical Society celebrated the formal Grand Opening of the Sudbury History Center and Museum in the historically-renovated Loring Parsonage!
The museum opened last August, but that night was an opportunity to thank all of the amazing volunteers and donors, and especially the Sudbury Historical Society, led by President, Hartley Johnson, and Executive Director, Rachael Robinson.
Six years ago, after a request from Sudbury history buffs for state funding, Senator Mike Barrett, Rep. Carmine Gentile and Senator Jamie Eldridge secured a $260,000 earmark that was the catalyst for town and private contributions to create one of the most professional, interesting and welcoming town historical museums in the region, which also incorporated Indigenous People’s history, in consultation with a Nipmuc Tribal leader, including of course King Philip’s War storied Sudbury battles.
We were pleased to receive a Senate Citation to the museum, alongside Ravi Simon, representing Rep. Gentile.
The 01776 Gift Shop, is the perfect place in town to find unique Sudbury related gifts or souvenirs. We carry Sudbury mugs and glassware, maps, candles, tote bags, pillows, tea towels, books and so much more. We are also proud to partner with The Sudbury Art Association and carry a large collection of their artists work from jewelry to prints and art work. We also carry a collection of books written by Sudbury authors.
If you are unable to stop into the shop, we offer on-line shopping on our website. We offer curbside pickup, local delivery and shipping of most items.
Throughout the year, we will be adding many seasonal items to our ever-growing offerings. Keep an eye on our Facebook page and emails for listings of these new and exciting products.
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Become A SHS Member
For 2022, the SHS has introduced six membership categories, each featuring special benefits at a bargain price!
New membership benefits include: discounts in the 01776 Gift Shop, free admission to paid events, personal materials digitization, private museum tours, free research assistance and more.