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.

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."