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Museum temporarily closed for renovations and enlarged displays, after we relocated our offices to 207 Union Street. Come and see our museum makeover in 2018!
OPEN for public programs, as noted below.
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Tuesday, December 19, 1 PM
History Book Club: AT HOME: A SHORT HISTORY OF PRIVATE LIFE by Bill Bryson
All are welcome to attend
Natick Community-Senior Center, 117 E. Central Street
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Tuesday, January 16, 1 PM
History Book Club: THREE DAYS IN JANUARY: DWIGHT EISENHOWER'S FINAL MISSION by Bret Baier and Catherine Whitney
All are welcome to attend
Natick Community-Senior Center, 117 E. Central Street
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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.