The Acton Historical Society works to discover, preserve and share facts and artifacts from the rich history of Acton, Massachusetts with the hope of spreading enthusiasm for and knowledge of our town. This website is meant to communicate news of the Society and information about its collections. Come visit us or contact us to share your own stories of Acton and its people. We look forward to hearing from you.
Special Notice: Jenks Library will be closed on Wednesday, November 25 for Thanksgiving weekend.
New Exhibit - Acton Serves
In November, the Society presents a new exhibit at the Hosmer House, Acton Serves. This collection of photographs and artifacts reflects individual experiences of war time service, both here at home and on the battlefield. The exhibit, made possible by the generous response of local families willing to share their personal histories with Museum visitors, will run only through December 7 - don't miss it.
In addition, military miniatures collected by career Marine Colonel Walter Arthur Gagne of Acton and recently given to the Society's permanent collection will be on display for the first time.
Many thanks to the individuals who have lent and donated items for this exhibit!
A few more 'Museum is Open' days are coming up:
November 30 (Mon): 10:00-12:00
December 5 (Sat) 10:00–2:00
December 6 (Sun) 12:00–2:00
December 7 (Mon) 10:00–12:00
Please note that there is a $3 per person admission fee.