Restoration of the Hosmer House
By 1976, the Hosmer House, known then as the Todd House, had fallen into disrepair. Some members of the community saw the value in saving the house. The Acton Historical Society took responsibility for restoring the house and creating a museum. The slideshow below shows some of their challenges. The town of Acton and the Society owe much to the folks who generously offered their time, resources, and imagination to bring the Hosmer House back to life.
The Hosmer House Now
Celebrating 40 years of stewardship, the Society maintains the Hosmer House Museum, sharing the history of the house and of the people of Acton. The interior of the house can be seen on "Museum is Open" days and during special events. Check our home page and our Events and Exhibits page for more information.
The Hosmer House has a new roof!
We are very grateful to our members and other donors for making it possible to maintain the Hosmer House museum and our Jenks Library archives. When it became clear that the Hosmer House roof needed help, donors stepped in to pay for repairs. Now, thanks to the efforts of our Board members, the town's Community Preservation Committee, and the Acton Town Meeting, Community Preservation Act funding was approved for a much-needed roof replacement for the Hosmer House museum.
For a summary of the Hosmer House's architectural features, see the survey by Anne Forbes and Brian Pfeiffer.