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"Our History" Tuesday Oct. 6, 2015 at 7:30 pm

on 9/23/2015

The first program of the 2015-16 Holliston Historical Society season will be held at the Asa Whiting House at 7:30pm. What better way to begin than to feature stories from Holliston's history, as well as history that ties us to surrounding towns. More interesting stories come to light as we look through historical resources and we never cease to be amazed at what we find. Some of the history we will visit:

Holliston and Medway-we share a lot of history. in the future we hope to have Medway here for a joint meeting to celebrate our shared history. Until then, let's see what we have in common.

Oktoberfest 2015 Friday Oct. 16th, 7 PM

on 9/22/2015

Guten Tag!

Join us on Friday, October 16 for the 18th annual Holliston Historical Society Oktoberfest celebration. Our 1815 barn is the perfect venue for this festive occasion. Members of the Society volunteer with the setup, cooking, serving, decorations and clean up. Come and meet them as well as your 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.

New this year: a selection of craft and imported beers and ales will be provided by Crafted. In addition to large, soft pretzels, we serve a meal of premium knockwurst, rye bread, German potato salad and pickled red cabbage. After the meal enjoy coffee, tea and homemade apple crisp with whipped cream for dessert. Vegetarians can request kasespatzle in place of the knockwurst when purchasing their ticket.

There will also be drawings for prizes at this popular Society fundraiser.

All of this at a cost of only $22. After the October 9, 2015 deadline any remaining tickets will be $25.

Oktoberfest is always a sell-out and space is limited. We need to have your check by October 9, 2015 so we can have an accurate count for the food and beverages. Tickets are available through PayPal at or at Fiske's, Superette, Coffee Haven and Crafted, all Holliston merchants.

Looking forward to seeing you there. For more information about this event contact Bea Hait at 508-429-3564.

Make checks payable to “Holliston Historical Society” and include your name, address, phone number and number of tickets requested. Please also note if you require a vegetarian meal.

Mail checks to OKTOBERFEST, c/o Beate Hait, 80 Wingate Road, Holliston, MA 01746 by October 9, 2015. SEE BELOW to use the PayPal option.

HHS Library Open Sun Oct 11, 2015 2-4

on 9/22/2015

The Holliston Historical Society Library will be open Sunday Oct 11, 2015 from 2-4. The library is open to HHS members and non-members alike on the 2nd Sunday of the month from September - June from 2-4 pm and by appointment.  The library is located on the second floor of the Historical Society house (Col. Asa Whiting house) and contains many valuable resources that are not available elsewhere. 

If you have questions or are unable to visit the library in person, we may be able to assist you via an email to the librarian.

Annual Society Events

on 9/22/2015

Throughout the year, the Society hosts many programs of an historical and educational nature.  Some events are annual traditions.  The Society is proud and pleased to offer these annual events.

February - the Train Show - see a display of model trains on a layout as big as the barn!         

March - Doll Tea Party - Dolly (and chaperones) are invited to join Miss Annie Fiske for afternoon Tea

April - Taste of Holliston - come sample the fantastic offerings from local area restaurants

May - 18th Century Days Education Week  - Holliston public schools and the Society team up to give third