Musicians of the Old Post Road Concert: Jefferson in ParisSaturday November 3
7:30 PM

At First Parish, 327 Concord Road, Sudbury.

Composers and virtuosos who thrilled Parisian audiences and the music-loving Thomas Jefferson are revealed in this program, set in the years Jefferson served as an ambassador to France. Expect to be dazzled with a string trio by violin virtuoso Maddalena Sirmen, colorful quartets by Gossec and Sacchini, a sparkling flute concerto by Piccinini, and fiery variations on La Marseillaise by Balbastre. Revolutionary inspirations!

Tickets available at MOPR.

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Henry Ford's Carding MillSunday November 4
2:00 PM

At Sudbury Town Hall, 322 Concord Road, Sudbury.

Join Chris Hagger, Sudbury resident and Chair of the Sudbury Historical Commission, for an illustrated talk on the history of Carding Mill, including its purchase and reconstruction in Sudbury. The Margaret Fredrickson Memorial Lecture will be held each November to honor the memory of our beloved SHS member, volunteer, and friend, Peggy Fredrickson, who dedicated many years of service to the advancement of local history education.

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Sip n Shop at Laurel Grove Thursday November 15
6:00 - 8:30 PM

At Laurel Grove, 339 Boston Post Road, Sudbury..

Get some holiday shopping done early and support the SHS at Laurel Grove's "Sip n Shop". A portion of all sales during the event will go directly to the SHS

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Civics is Back

Civics is back! SHS Pilots "Our Town" - A Civics Enrichment Program for 8th graders.

Our Town will take 8th grade participants through the ins and outs of town governance, including the process of researching, drafting, and submitting a warrant article and marketing and voting on its adoption in a mock town meeting. Guest speakers from the League of Women Voters, current and former town employees and elected officials, and other guests with expertise relevant to the selected article topic, will discuss their experiences with participants and facilitators will share relevant documents and objects from the SHS collection for primary source use.

The program, slated to begin in mid-October, will take place at least twice a month on a day and time to be determined by participants. Applications are available on the SHS's web site, or at Sign Up Link, and are due to the SHS by Tuesday, October 2nd. The program fee is $100 per student for the full academic year (need-based scholarships are available). Contact Katina Fontes at president@sudbury01776.org for more information.

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Construction of the Sudbury History Center is Underway!

The Loring Parsonage circa 1890The Loring Parsonage circa 1890Etching by J. S. Conant, from Alfred S. Hudson, History of Sudbury, 1889

The Sudbury Historical Society is in the midst of its most ambitious project to date, creating the Sudbury History Center & Museum at the circa 1730 Loring Parsonage in the Town Center.

Stabilization of the existing building is now complete (you may have noticed the some of the building's post and beam frame exposed while it was being stabilized). Next we'll be reconstructing the interior of the building and expanding the ell on the east side of the building. After that we can move in!

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Mount Wadsworth Cemetery

The Wadsworth Monument in Wadsworth CemeteryThe Wadsworth Monument in Wadsworth CemeterySudbury Historical Society image

SHS summer intern Gillian Vesely has produced a video tour of Wadsworth Cemetery on Concord Road with narration by Elin Niederman. The cemetery is home to the Wadsworth Monument, monuments to the Sudbury residents who served in World War II and the Korean and Vietnam Wars, and the burial sites of over a thousand Sudburians.

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Our Fall Newsletter

Read about the start of Phase II of our repurposing the Loring Parsonage as our History Center. And learn about our new Civics program for 8th graders, read about John Maynard, catch up on the latest additions to our collections and meet some of our volunteers.

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