Museum temporarily closed for renovations and enlarged displays. We relocated our offices to 207 Union Street. You can see our brand new museum look in spring 2018!
WE ARE OPEN for public programs, as noted below.
Tuesday, February 20, 1 PM
History Book Club: THE UNDERGROUND RAILROAD by Colson Whitehead
All are welcome to attend
Natick Community-Senior Center, 117 E. Central Street
Monday, March 19, 7 PM
Location TBD
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
Admision: Free for Natick Historical Society members, $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: Aaron M. Dougherty

Curator: Marya Van't Hul

Officers for the 2017 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