From the Fall 2018 Newsletter (written by Sally Hild)
The Sudbury Historical Society is pleased to report that on September 12th, 2018 the SHS gifted to the Town of Sudbury $726,000 that the SHS has raised through private donations and grants for the next phase of renovations of the Loring Parsonage. A contract with Classic Construction & Development Corporation, based in Littleton, MA, is now signed by Sudbury’s Town Manager and construction on the History Center project will begin in October. We owe an enormous thank you to our donors, grantors, and supporters who have helped us to see the project through to this stage.
Planning for the Sudbury History Center began in earnest in 2014 and has been a lengthy, careful process since. As the building is owned by the Town of Sudbury, the SHS, which will lease the facility, has been working closely with the Permanent Building Committee as project managers and architects Spencer, Sullivan, and Vogt. Special thanks go to PBC Co-chairs Mike Melnick and Elaine Jones, along with Town Manager Melissa Murphy-Rodrigues, Combined Facilities Director Bill Barletta, and Deputy Director of Public Works Bill O’Rourke for the time they have spent guiding the project. The building is also under the oversight of the Selectmen, Historical Commission and Historic Districts Commission and plans have been reviewed by these boards as well.
Next Steps: Phase III Fundraising
Now the SHS is one step closer to opening the Sudbury History Center at the restored Loring Parsonage. The building will be strong, secure, and accessible. The SHS is in the process of designing interior spaces, including exhibition galleries, the archives, office areas, and visitors center and is determining remaining needs for operations. Visit the Phase III Campaign to Make History page for details on how you can help.