The Natick Historical Society is seeking a part-time Director. For a full job description, please visit our News page.
The Natick Historical Society Museum is temporarily closed for restoration work and exhibit installation. You can visit our brand-new Museum in spring 2018!
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, as noted below.
Monday, March 19, 7 PM
Eliot Church, 45 Eliot Street, South Natick
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
Admission: Free for Natick Historical Society members and students; $5 for nonmembers
For more information on upcoming events, please visit our Events page.

A History of Natick

About Natick, Massachusetts

Natick has always been a special place. Our town is a microcosm of American history—conflicts and cooperation between native peoples and European settlers, the transition from farms to factories and the issues it raised such as immigration, suffrage and abolition and, more recently, the birth of the mall as a driving suburban force.

We have great stories to tell about sports heroes starting with the 1891 firemen who earned us the nickname “Home of Champions.” Natick has inspired inventors and inventions: from mechanization of shoe making to innovations at The Mathworks and COGNEX. Natick is home to world-class authors, artists and performers.

For an extensive exploration of Natick history, please refer to the links below.