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.
Exhibit & May Program: Made in Acton, Part 1 (1736-1870)
In May, the Society will be exploring the diverse history of manufacturing in Acton's first years as a town. Early Acton's manufacturing included an iron works, a forge, saw mills, pencil factories, a powder factory, cooperages, clockmakers, shoe and boot shops, and much more.
Stay tuned for details - an exhibit in the Hosmer House and a program are planned.