News
HOURS 
Our Museum will reopen on Sunday, October 21, 11:00 am-3:00 pm. More details coming soon!
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 (see below).
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NEW!! Voice recordings of two original Natick Historical Society books available on one CD in MP3 format.

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History Book Club
Tuesday, October 16, 1:00 pm
Everyone welcome to join discussion of The Heretic's Daughter by Kathleen Kent.
It's another dramatic take on the Salem Witch Trials in 1692-1693.
At Natick Community-Senior Center.
Sponsored by the Natick Historical Society and the Bacon Free Library.
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Wednesday, October 17, 7:00 pm
Join us in the Morse Institute Library to hear Anna Fahey-Flynn talk about Best Foot Forward: The Shoe Industry in Massachusetts.
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Sunday, October 21, 11:00 am-3:00 pm
Join us for a "Welcome Back Open House" to see our completely renovated museum on the lower level of the Bacon Free Library building, 58 Eliot Street.
Live artist demonstrations, new exhibits, and stuff for kids.
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For more information on upcoming events, please visit our Events page.
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Thursday
Jun302016

Natick and the New England Character

Natick was founded on an idea, and one based on the character of its people.  In 1651, Puritan missionary John Eliot and American Indian leader Waban created a community that was governed by Christian principles.  Their stamp is still seen on the landscape and in how Natick is still known today as the primary “Praying Indian” town in Massachusetts.  Over the centuries, writers, thinkers, and activists associated with Natick changed the course of American history, and in turn these luminaries and their works shaped how New England and its people were viewed by the wider world.