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.
Holiday Closing Monday
Jenks Library will be closed Monday January 15, 2018 for Martin Luther King Day.
The latest Acton Historical Society publication is available for purchase
The newest publication from the Acton Historical Society is a combination Cookbook and History book. It includes recipes from our past and present members and a special section on Hearth Cooking. It has recipes for you to try and a little background of what it was like to make a meal in Colonial Times. There is another section on cooking with the shortage of supplies during war time and the use of rationing stamps. You will find fun facts and ads of some of Acton's industries, some of which are still around.
It is not too late to reserve your own copies of this useful keepsake! Call us at 978-264-0690 or email us, and we will put one aside for you.
Acton TV visited the Hosmer House to film a short video about the cookbook.