Historical Society Programs

Our programs are free and, except for our April joint program with the Hopkinton Historical Society, open to the public. Please feel free to attend.
Programs generally run about 1 hour.


Sunday Oct 21, 2018, 2pm

Gothic Ghost Tales by Candlelight

(Rita Parisi, Waterfall Productions)


Sunday Nov 11, 2018, 2pm

Worcester at the Turn of the 20th Century – The Photographs of William Bullard

(Frank J. Morrill, Historian)


Sunday Jan 20, 2019   (CANCELLED, will be re-scheduled)

Archaeology of Food: Reconstructing Historical Foodways in New England

(Karen Metheny, Senior Lecturer and Researcher, Boston University)

Dr. Metheny will discuss the role of maize (corn) in the lives of colonial New Englanders using evidence of 17th-century English culinary practice, printed and handwritten cookbooks and recipes, and the recreation of maize-based foods using period recipes and cooking technology.   She will also talk about how the archaeology of food has advanced the work of reconstructing both ancient and historic-period meals and food practices.


Sunday Feb 17, 2019, 2pm

DNA and Genealogy

(Tom Dreyer, DNA Expert for New England Historic Genealogical Society)


Sunday Mar 17, 2019, 2pm

Forgotten Drinks of Colonial New England

(Corin Hirsch, Writer & Critic for Newsday)



Sunday Apr 14, 2019, 2pm

(Joint Program with Hopkinton Historical Society, Members Only)

Discovering Richard Potter’s Life Story

(John Hodgson, Historian & Author)


All Events are subject to date changes and/or cancellation due to weather or other unforeseen events.

Changes and cancellations will be posted on this site and emailed to Society members.