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A Taste of Holliston Was A Success

on 5/9/2015

A good time was had by all at A Taste of Holliston 2015.  The sun was shining, the weather had finally warmed, and 22 restaurants, caterers, farms, delicatessens, cafés, bakeries, candy shops, and wine and beer purveyors were on hand with samples to share.  No one left hungry and there was sure to be something that appealed to everyone.  Establishments from Holliston were well-represented by Anthony’s on the Green, Arcadian Farms, Berry Bon Bon!, Bertucci’s, The Candy Cottage, Crafted, Depot Package Store, Dunkin’ Donuts, Holliston Superette, Jasper Hill Café and Bistro, and Montgomery’s.

Crafters and Antique Dealers invited to apply for Early Bird Discount Rates for 35th Annual Harvest Fair on Sunday, Sept 20, 2015

on 4/23/2015

Crafters, artists and antique dealers are invited to submit an application for the 35th annual Holliston Historical Society’s Harvest Fair on Sunday, Sept. 20, 2015.

Every year people look forward to our annual antiques and crafts fair on the picturesque lawn of the Historical Society which is traditionally held in September.   Along with the fine items offered by our crafters and collectors, the Society provides food, Society baked pies, a silent auction and children’s activities.  Many buyers return to find their favorite crafters’ booths every year and enjoy the day at our fair.

The fee for

" 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

Early summer saw the Society having its annual meeting with the election of officers for the 2014-2015 year.  After the business portion several honorees were awarded for their contribution to the Society.  Ginny and Don Bates were Member(s) of the Year and Rick and Joanne Brown received the President's Award.  Congratulations!

In June, the Annual Father's Day Car Show and Breakfast was held with over 200 cars participating and many guests and admirers voted on their favorite. The kitchen served up a hearty breakfast during the show.

Home Brew 2014 - Update

on 4/14/2014

We had good success with the root beer that we mixed and bottle during the class.  It turned fizzy after 2 weeks of carbonating in the cellar.  We bottled the wort on Friday April 11th, 3 weeks after we brewed it at the Asa Whting House.  Like the root beer, It will also need 2 weeks or so to carbonate.

Details of the wort follow:

Kit:  Coopers Real Ale (hopped malt concentrate)

Fermenting Date:  March 23, 2014
Fermenting Temp:  around 58 to 60 degrees (cellar temp)
Original gravity (specific gravity before we put the lid on the fermenter):  OG 1.030 (I