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Museum closed through December 2017 for an upgrade 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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Wednesday, November15, 7 PM
"UNDER THE PETTICOATS" with Patricia Perry
NHS Museum, 58 Eliot Street
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Monday, November 20, 2 PM
"NATICK'S PRAYING INDIANS & REV. JOHN ELIOT" with NHS member Richard Subber
Natick Community-Senior Center, 117 E. Central Street
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Tuesday, November 21, 1 PM
History Book Club: "THANKSGIVING: THE BIOGRAPHY OF AN AMERICAN HOLIDAY" by James W. Baker
All are welcome to attend
Natick Community-Senior Center, 117 E. Central Street
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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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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)