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Museum temporarily closed for renovations and enlarged displays. We relocated our offices to 207 Union Street. You can see our brand new museum look in spring 2018!
WE ARE OPEN for public programs, as noted below.
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Tuesday, February 20, 1 PM
History Book Club: THE UNDERGROUND RAILROAD by Colson Whitehead
All are welcome to attend
Natick Community-Senior Center, 117 E. Central Street
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Monday, March 19, 7 PM
"LODGING IN WIGWAMS: THE REDEMPTION OF DANIEL GOOKIN"
Location TBD
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
Admision: Free for Natick Historical Society members, $5 for nonmembers
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For more information on upcoming events, please visit our Events page.

The "Home of the Champions"

The Union Ladder Company won the Worlds Hook and Ladder Championship in competition with Westborough, Leominster, and Spencer, at Worcester on September, 1891, in 58 seconds. The team had to run 220 yards, bring back a ladder wagon, and then hoist a man to a 28-foot platform. In 1892, the company won against Attleboro in 56 seconds. The team inspired the reference to Natick as the "Home of Champions."