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A Revolution of Her Own: Deborah Samson Gannett - November 13 at 3:00 PM

on 10/25/2016

Join us on November 13 at 3 PM to hear actress and historical interpreter, Judith Kalaora. In an hour-long program that is sure to captivate the audience, Ms. Kalaora will portray Deborah Samson Gannett (1762-1827), the first woman to enlist, fight in, and be honorably discharged from the American Military.

An indentured servant by age five, Deborah grew up in a man's world, where women were naught but second-class citizens. Without the ability to vote or to own property, Deborah knew her options were limited; breaking the rules might be necessary to accomplish a greater goal in life.

UPDATE: Ticket sales at Crafted, Fiske's and Superette for tonight's Oktoberfest will end at 4PM this afternoon. NO TICKETS will be available at the door. We are excited to have a full house (barn!) with lots of energy. Prosit!


Join us on Friday, October 21 at 7pm for the 19th annual Holliston Historical Society Oktoberfest celebration. Tickets are available at Fiske's, Crafted, and the Superette.  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.

Thank you for the Harvest Fair support!

on 9/27/2016

The Society would like to thank everyone who came out for our Harvest Fair on Sunday the 25th! We had a wonderful turn out and hope all the vendors and attendees had a great time. Special thanks to those business who, despite the winter kill and drought, generously donated apples so that we could make our famous (sold out!) apple pies:

Arcadian Farms, 200 Norfolk St, Holliston, MA 01746
Belkin Lookout Farm, 89 Pleasant St, Natick, MA 01760
Berlin Orchards, 310 Sawyerhill Rd., Berlin, MA 01503
Bolton Spring Farm, 149 Main St., Bolton, MA 01740
Dowse Orchards, 98 North Main St., Sherborn, MA

The Holliston Historical Society LIbrary will be open for shortened hours  on Sunday Nov 13, 2016 from 2-3 pm due to the program that begins at 3 pm.  It is open on the 2nd Sunday of the month from September to June.  The library is also open by appointment (contact the librarian).  The library is open to HHS members and non-members alike.  The library is located on the second floor of the Historical Society house (Col. Asa Whiting house).  It contains many valuable resources that are not available elsewhere.


Thank you to everyone who came out for the Holliston in Bloom reception at the Historical Society on the 21st! It was so gratifying to see such a great audience for the food, the introductions, and the presentations. 

If you would like to see more of what the judges saw during their stay in Holliston an how the Historical Society was involved, be sure to read the articles in The Holliston Reporter: Day 1 and Day 2

Website is Moving to New Home!

on 6/30/2016


The Holliston Historical Society website will be moving from Drupal Gardens / Acquia to Bluehost over the 4th of July weekend.  We anticipate little downtime and hope things will go smoothly.  If you have any questions, the phone numbers and email addresses will still be good!


Thanks for your support!  


(Gotta go pack some boxes....)