Put our past in your future by planning a trip to a MetroWest historic venue or exhibit.
137 Barton Road, Stow 01775
Formerly The Collings Foundation, this museum opens April 2019 featuring the Jacques M. Littlefield Collection of Tanks and Armor as part of its unique and vast collection of 75 vintage automobiles and, racecars, aircraft, and the world’s largest collection of WWII tanks. A
Lexington Road, Concord 01742
The museum houses one of the oldest and most treasured collections of Americana in the country. It’s the gateway to Concord’s remarkable revolutionary and literary history, from the first shots in the battle for American independence to the legacy of Emerson and Thoreau.
612 High Street, Dedham MA 02027
7 Frairy Street, Medfield 02052
511 East Street, Dedham 02026
5 High Street, Acton 01720
16 Vernon Street, Framingham 01701
Our rich offerings of programs, exhibitions, and community celebrations build excitement for local history, citizenship, and pride of place now and for generations to come.
80 West Central Street, Franklin 02038
Displays include locally discovered Native American arrowheads and stone implements, antique tools from Franklin’s industrial-age past, and an extensive collection of Civil War artifacts.
68 Baker Bridge Road and 34 Codman Road, Lincoln 01773
12 Cochituate Road, Wayland 01778
Visit our site to see a list of history-related events, museums, and exhibits in the state.
299 Old Sudbury Road, Sudbury 01776
Off Route 9, Natick 01760
This is the most comprehensive collection of original artifacts in the world. Over 7,000 pieces, uniquely showing the human story interwoven with the military and political. Scheduled visits only, Tuesday to Saturday.
399 Lexington Road, Concord 01742
377 Elm Street, Marlborough 01752
The Marlborough Historical Society is an all-volunteer, nonprofit organization dedicated to historic preservation, education, and celebration in Marlborough. Free monthly meetings and the city’s historical archives are held in the Peter Rice Homestead and Museum.
6 Pleasant Street, Medfield 02052
1 Old Sturbridge Village Road, Sturbridge 01566
Visit Old Sturbridge Village and discover New England’s premier living history museum. Tour a working 1830s town with authentically costumed citizens. History will amaze and inspire your entire family!
255 Main Street, Marlborough 01752
19 Washington Street, Sherborn 01770
25 Common Street, Southborough 01772
2B Oak Street, Medway 02053
13 Parkman Street, Westborough 01581
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Community Spotlight - Milford
Settled as part of the town of Mendon in 1662, Milford made a name for itself as an early New England mill and mining town. Conveniently located on the Charles, Mill, and Blackstone rivers, the town utilized its natural resources to drive its early economic rise.
In addition to ample waterpower, the area yielded large deposits of beautiful pink Milford granite, discovered in 1870. Highly sought after, the polished stone was utilized in projects the world over and was even used in the building of the Washington Monument and the original Penn Station in New York City.
Just as Milford’s geography played a large part in the town’s early success, so too has its location provided a push for its latest revitalization over the past half-century. As the town’s economy stalled in the middle part of the 20th century, many residents made their way to other areas in search of work. Luckily, in 1969, Interstate 495 was built, making Milford easily accessible to this new corridor of transportation. Since then, the growing town has been moving at highway speeds.
Milford is still all about growth, especially growing locally, and you don’t have to look any farther than CraftRoots Brewing for proof. Not satisfied with simply joining in on the emerging craft beer scene, the local brewery and taproom was named the fastest growing brewery in the entire nation in 2018.
Community events continue to grow as well, with the inaugural July 4th parade in 2018 and the Celebrate Milford festival now in its third successful year.