Events & Exhibits
Upcoming Zoom Presentations, Registration Required for Non-Members:
History of Railroads in Acton
Sunday, March 7, at 4:00 pm via Zoom
For such a relatively small town, Acton was fortunate to have had four railroads within its boundaries. This presentation will review the individual rail lines, how they originated, and how these transportation links facilitated the growth of agriculture and industry in Acton. It also discusses Actonians who worked for the railroads. Presented by Bill Klauer and Doug Herrick.
Overview of Acton’s History
Sunday, April 11, at 4:00 pm via Zoom
This is a general survey of the history of the five areas of Acton and its development from grazing lands of Concord to the residential town of today. This presentation includes the first native American settlers, the role played by Acton’s rivers and landscapes that enabled early roads and industry; its role in the Revolutionary War, the coming of the railroads, and its growth as part of the suburban Route 128/Route 2 corridors and greater Boston housing and job markets. Presented by Bill Klauer and Doug Herrick.
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Postponed Event, due to coronavirus -
Grand Reopening and Community Celebration
Date and Time to be decided
300 Main Street
Open House to celebrate the completion of our landscape project. Our goal is to thank the Town and the Community Preservation Committee for their funding generosity, to acknowledge the efforts of the contractors and project team, and to share the results of their efforts with the public.
There will be tours of the Hosmer House, presentations, demonstrations, and exhibits, including the 19th century barn and its collection of agricultural tools and machinery.
Other local historical, conservation, and agricultural groups will be participating.
This event will be free of charge, and more details on events and schedules will follow.
For a slideshow of the landscaping project in process as well as other work on the Hosmer House, click here. For those curious about the wooden extensions to our stone wall, read our blog post.