News
JOB OPENING
The Natick Historical Society is seeking a part-time Director. For a full job description, please visit our News page.
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HOURS
The Natick Historical Society Museum is temporarily closed for restoration work and exhibit installation. You can visit our brand-new Museum in spring 2018!
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, as noted below.
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Monday, March 19, 7 PM
"LODGING IN WIGWAMS: THE REDEMPTION OF DANIEL GOOKIN"
Eliot Church, 45 Eliot Street, South Natick
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
Admission: Free for Natick Historical Society members and students; $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."