News
JOB OPENING
The Natick Historical Society is seeking a part-time Director. For a full job description, please visit our News page.
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HOURS
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.
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Monday, March 19, 7 PM
"LODGING IN WIGWAMS: THE REDEMPTION OF DANIEL GOOKIN"
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
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For more information on upcoming events, please visit our Events page.

 

ABOUT US

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.

Staff

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