Skip directly to content

A Night of Holliston History-Tales From the Local Scene POSTPONED to Friday FEB.27th @ 7:30 PM

on 1/11/2015

Have you wondered how the history of Holliston has been written by several historians who gathered the stories important to understand our past? Abner Morse was the first, John Mason Batchelder, Daniel Chase and Dorothy Rees added much to the understanding of what makes Holliston unique, and they preserved our history in their journals and articles. I certainly won;t be the last! Town history growa every day and what future historians will consider important to record might surprise us now, and perhaps past historians would have been surprised at our interest.

A display of Holliston

A Night of Holliston History-POSTPONED until Friday, February 27th at 7:30 PM

on 2/16/2015

A Night of Holliston History- Tales from the Local Scene, has been postponed, due to snow and frigid temperatures, until Friday, February 27th at 7:30 PM. 

Holliston Rocks!!

on 2/2/2015

The Holliston Historical Society is pleased to present Peter Waksman of the New England Antiquities Research Association. He will be speaking with attendees about the mysterious and intriguing rocks located all around Holliston. This will not be a geological talk, but rather an historical view of the masses of stone dotting our town's landscape for centuries.

Save the date for this interesting presentation on Thursday, March 19, 2015 at 7:30 PM at the Asa Whiting House, 547 Washington St. 

Last evening, January 17th the  pot-luck dinner was enjoyed by many at the Asa Whiting house. Attendees contributed delicious appetizers, appealing varieties of salads and sumptuous entrees The entrees included ,but were not limited to, homemade Boston baked beans and" frankfurters", accompanied by a history lesson by Joanne Hulbert! Wine, beer and soda were enjoyed by all, as some attendees told why they brought a particular item. Bill made his mother's recipe for potato pancakes with homemade applesauce.

" On Writing A Memoir"

on 10/19/2014

On October 15th, the Programs committee hosted Mr. Thatcher Freund to speak with the audience on the importance of writing a memoir. He explained how a memoir differs from an autobiography in that it does not encompass an entire life with dates and facts. A memoir is a personalized recollection of events that are visualized and remembered through the eyes of the author. He encouraged us to delve into our past and relate as much detail as possible. This is what makes a memoir interesting.

Oktoberfest 2014 Friday Oct. 17th, 7 PM

on 10/11/2014


Guten Tag!

Join us for the 17th annual Holliston Historical Society Oktoberfest celebration. Our 1815 barn is the perfect venue for this festive occasion. Members of the Society volunteer with the set up, cooking, serving, decorations and clean up. Come and meet them as well as your Holliston neighbors and friends.

As is the tradition for this event the featured entertainment is the Double Eagle Oktoberfest Band. This lively band has performed all over the East Coast and Canada and will get you laughing, singing and dancing a polka before the evening is done.

In addition to large soft