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. Come visit us or contact us to share your own stories of Acton and its people. We look forward to hearing from you.
New On Our Blog
December's blog post explores dances held in Acton and highlights the Society's collection of dance cards from as far back as 1885.
November's blog post tells the story of the New England Sawmill Unit, a collaboration of New England Lumbermen who sent equipment and labor to help the allies in World War 1.
Earlier this year, we shared photographs of an Acton baseball team and a mystery team with at least one Acton player, mined annual school and town reports to learn about schoolhouse construction and maintenance in the town's earlier days, and told the stories of Acton residents Clara (Hapgood) Nash, Daniel Scarlett, John Oliver, and Rev. James T. Woodbury.
There's plenty to discover on the blog; check it out!
Goats at the Hosmer House
As part of a larger project to improve the landscaping around the Hosmer House, the Acton Historical Society was visited this fall by a crew of four goats. Their "goatscaping" work was the subject of a recent video produced by Acton TV featuring AHS co-president Bill Klauer.