(Written by Sarah Hurtig) "Stage Coach Bridge II" Watercolor by Thelma Ernst Before helping out at the Sudbury Historical Society during school break, I’d never heard the name Thelma McAlpine-Ernst before, but it was one of the first I got to know. The Society is fortunate to have a few watercolor paintings by this local… Continue reading Hidden Gem
(Written by SHS Intern Allison Densel) Not a creature was stirring… except for the mouse that nibbled on this little children’s book! We found this copy of Little Pleasewell’s The Mouse and the Christmas Cake, a one-cent book printed by the McLoughlin Brothers, in a box of old letters, prints, photographs, and other mementos that… Continue reading The Mouse and the Christmas Cake
Thanksgiving greetings from the SHS to all our readers! This year I wanted to share an item from our collection (postcard image on the left) and an article about Thanksgiving myths and misinformation from the New York Times in 2017. Like so many other holidays and traditions, Thanksgiving is a complicated mix of history, folklore,… Continue reading Happy Thanksgiving!
The beauty of New England in the fall, with its glorious foliage and crisp weather, draws visitors to the SHS from near and far. Some stop by to learn more about a particular historical site. Others show up in search of clues about their long lost ancestors and to fill in the details of their… Continue reading Why we do what we do…
The Sudbury Historical Society has been selected as one of six Historic New England Community Preservation Grant recipients! A check was presented to us at our November 4th Carding Mill program and will be used to provide a stipend to an archivist to rehouse and organize our art collection and assess our future storage and preservation needs. As… Continue reading SHS Receives Historic New England Community Preservation Grant