The Natick Historical Society is seeking a part-time Director. For a full job description, please visit our News page.
The Natick Historical Society Museum is temporarily closed for restoration work and exhibit installation. You can visit our brand-new Museum in spring 2018!
Our new Research Library & Office is at 207 Union Street; please call for an appointment. Regular open hours will be announced soon. 
We are OPEN for public programs, as noted below.
Monday, March 19, 7 PM
Eliot Church, 45 Eliot Street, South Natick
Illustrated talk on the Englishman who championed and chronicled the Praying Indians of Natick.
The speaker, Thomas M. Paine, is a descendant of Daniel Gookin. Click for more info
Admission: Free for Natick Historical Society members and students; $5 for nonmembers
For more information on upcoming events, please visit our Events page.



The Natick Historical Society, founded in 1870, is the place to find out about all things Natick--landmarks and landscapes, personalities and peculiarities, events and experiences.  We celebrate our community's rich history, from before its origins as the most successful Massachusetts Praying Indian Town, to its Oldtown days made famous by Harriet Beecher Stowe, through to the important center of culture and commerce in the MetroWest region that it is today.

We collect and conserve artifacts, papers, and materials important to the origins, development, and ongoing life of the town. We provide rich educational experiences about Natick history, based on authentic objects, primary sources, stories, and lives that engage seniors, families, and school group audiences in programs, exhibitions, and publications.

For more about our research resources and object collections, please click here.


Executive Director:

Curator: Marya Van't Hul

Officers for the 2017-18 Term

President: Mike Pojman

Vice President: Marg Balcom

Secretary: Terri Evans

Treasurer: Bancroft Wheeler

Board of Directors

Marg Balcom

Terri Evans 

Steve Evers

Robert M.Gee

Tim Hinton

Jan Parsons

Michael Pojman

Nathaniel J. Sheidley

Kenneth Soderholm

Rick Subber

Fran Weisse

Bancroft R. Wheeler


In Memoriam: Anne K. Schaller, Executive Director, Curator & Board Member 1975-2007; and Frederick Schaller, Jr. Facilities Manager and Board Member 1975-2007.


Advisory Council

Bob Awkward


Jay & Erica Ball


Kathryn Bard


Matthew Brenneman


Joan Craig


Arthur B. Fair III


George Fiske Jr.


Carol Gloff


Elliot Goodman


Rudman J. Ham


Catha Hesse


Joseph Keefe


Carol & David Krentzman


Rep. David Linsky


John Moran


David Parish


Paul Spurling


Merci Wheeler


Zadi Zokou