News
HOURS 
Our Museum is closed for restoration work. We look forward to announcing our reopening 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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SPECIAL DATE - SECOND TUESDAY
Tuesday, August 14, 1:00-2:00 PM

History Book Club
Everyone welcome to join discussion of Huck Out West by Robert Coover.
Coover is a postmodernist. We'll talk about his engaging story of what Huck Finn did after the end of Twain's 
Adventures of Huckleberry Finn.
At Natick Community-Senior Center.
Sponsored by the Natick Historical Society and the Bacon Free Library.
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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.