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HOURS 
Our Museum is closed for restoration work. Please visit in the spring!
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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Tuesday, June 19, 1:00-2:00 PM
History Book Club
Everyone welcome to join discussion of When Books Went to War by Molly Guptil Manning.
Americans sent millions of books overseas during World War II to the men and women in the Army, Air Force, Marines, and Navy.
At Natick Community-Senior Center.
Sponosred by the Natick Historical Society and the Bacon Free Library.
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For more information on upcoming events, please visit our Events page.

The "Home of Champions"

Natick's Union Ladder Company, with a time of 58 seconds, won the World's Hook and Ladder Championship in competition with Westborough, Leominster, and Spencer at an event in Worcester on September, 1891. 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 Natick's nickname as the "Home of Champions."