Your generous contribution to the Annual Appeal of the Natick Historical Society will fund new initiatives, educational programs, and continuing operations, including:
School Programs— One of our biggest goals moving into 2017 is to expand the programs we offer to students at Natick Schools, reaching a broader audience every year. In addition to our highly successful 3rd grade program and the lecture series began at the high school in 2016; we will be expanding our offerings to include new programs for middle school students. We offer local history, insights on the revolution, the Civil War, WWII and teach skills based on primary source use.
Exhibitions and Collections—Our artifact collections and archives are the heart of our institution. We work continuously to improve them and, with your help, exhibit them in the best possible way. In 2017, we have plans to refresh more of our exhibits and rehouse some special collections. An area of particular need for new housing is our second edition of the Eliot Bible, an essential part of our collection.
Sharing History with a Wider Audience—Following the runaway success of our last book, Have You Ever Wondered…? Natick Explained, we will be publishing a second edition this November, which will be sold for the holiday season. In 2017 constituents can also enjoy a revamped website, social media, and our superb newsletter.