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).

NEW!! Voice recordings of two original Natick Historical Society books available on one CD in MP3 format.

History Book Club
Tuesday, September 18, 1:00 pm
Everyone welcome to join discussion of A Gentleman in Moscow by Amor Towles.
Towles writes about a Russian aristocrat who must reassess his life after the Russian Revolution of 1917.
At Natick Community-Senior Center.
Sponsored by the Natick Historical Society and the Bacon Free Library.
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.
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—17th century conflicts and cooperation between native peoples and European settlers, the transition from farms to factories amid social dynamics involving immigration, suffrage, and abolition, and, more recently, the birth of the Natick Mall as a suburban catalyst of change.

We have great stories to tell about sports heroes starting with the 1891 firemen who earned for Natick the nickname “Home of Champions.” Natick has inspired inventors and inventions: from the 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.