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Participation in the Holliston Historical Society

We encourage all members to participate on a committee or at an event to get the most out of your membership and help us in our goals or preservation, education and fellowship. Below is a list of some of our committees along with a brief description of each one.

Opportunities to participate

  • Buildings and Grounds: Provides volunteer maintenance and coordinates with contractors to maintain the Society’s buildings and grounds.
  • Collections and Housekeeping: Maintains the Society’s collections, including the database, processing new acquisitions, preparing exhibits, and assuring that all items are properly cleaned and stored.
  • Education: Plans and volunteers for 18th century days for all Holliston third graders, as well as other activities and classes for children and adults on various subjects.
  • Events: Plans and supports the Harvest Fair, America in Bloom, Taste of Holliston and the Train Show, etc.
  • Fundraising and Financial: Includes long-range planning, managing the endowment fund, and arranging fund-raising activities as needed.
  • Gardens: Designs and maintains Society gardens and planters. Hospitality: Organizes and provides refreshments for programs.
  • Library and Research: Maintains database of library resources, processes new acquisitions, and assists members and visitors with research projects.
  • Membership: Stays in touch with Society members, including receiving new applications, sharing information on opportunities to participate, and yearly membership renewal.
  • Newsletter: Receives content for, edits, produces, and mails a quarterly newsletter.
  • Program planning: Arranges for speakers and presentations.
  • Publicity: Organizes publicity for the internet, print publications, and mailings to advertise and report on Society programs and activities.
  • Website: Designs, receives content for, and maintains the Society’s website, Facebook page, and Twitter feed.

If you would like more information on any of these committees or have any questions or suggestions, you may contact Sheila Adams at 508 429-4876, via email or by calling the Historical Society phone number – 508 429-5795.