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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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.
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FUTURE EVENTS
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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For more information on upcoming events, please visit our Events page.

Curriculum Connections

The Natick Historical Society School Program links directly to the Massachusetts History and Social Science Curriculum Frameworks:

Grade 3 Concepts and Skills

1.            Explain the meaning of time periods or dates in historical narratives (decade, century, 1600s, 1776) and use them correctly in speaking and writing. (H)

3.            Observe and describe local or regional historic artifacts and sites, and generate questions about their function, construction, and significance. (H)

4.            Use cardinal directions, map scales, legends, and titles to locate places on contemporary maps of New England, Massachusetts, and the local community. (G)

5.            Describe the difference between a contemporary map of their city or town and the map of their city or town in the 18th, 19th, or early 20th century. (H, G)

 

Grade 3 Learning Standards

3.4          Explain how the Puritans and Pilgrims differed and identify early leaders in Massachusetts, such as John Winthrop; describe the daily life, education, and work of the Puritans in the Massachusetts Bay Colony. (H, E, C)

3.8          On a map of Massachusetts, locate the class’s home town or city and its local geographic features and landmarks. (G)

3.9          Identify historic buildings, monuments, or sites in the area and explain their purpose and significance. (H, C)

3.11        Identify when the students’ own town or city was founded, and describe the different groups of people who have settled in the community since its founding.  (H, G)

3.12        Explain how objects or artifacts of everyday life in the past tell us how ordinary people lived and how everyday life has changed. Draw on the services of the local historical society and local museums as needed. (H, G, E)