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35th Annual Harvest Fair

on 8/27/2015

With summer winding down, thoughts of autumn bring to mind putting away the bathing suits , shorter, crisper days, leaves turning beautiful colors, school routines and…….The 35th Annual Holliston Historical Fair! This year’s Fair committee, under Shirley Melle chairperson has been busily planning all summer. Soon, Bill Hatch, our volunteer coordinator, will be contacting members to volunteer for a shift in helping make this event run smoothly.

HHS Library Open Sun Sept 13

on 7/24/2015

After a short summer vacation, the Holliston Historical Society Library will be open Sunday Sept 13, 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.

" 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

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

Library Postponed

on 2/2/2014

The library was not open on Sunday June 14, 2015 from 2-4 pm due to an event that day with members of the Historical Society.  The library will be open later in June but  the date has not been finalized due to Father's Day on June 21.  Watch this website or contact HHS for more information. The library is usually open the 2nd Sunday of the month from September - June from 2-4 pm and by appointment.    It is open to members and non members alike. The library is located on the second floor of the Historical Society house (Col.