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Updates to the Property

on 5/3/2017

We have had a couple of recent updates to the property at the Asa Whiting House: the corn crib and one of the chimneys.

If you’ve visited the property lately, you’ll have noticed the corn crib is back! Bill Bernard rebuilt the corn crib out of new untreated wood. Untreated boards will shrink, leaving gaps between them that allow corn stored inside to dry out. We are leaving the boards as-is for now but may stain them white in the future. The new corn crib is sure to be popular during our 18th Century Days program for schoolchildren in June.

We are also having a chimney repaired.

Hollistonians Answered the call Over There

on 4/8/2017

One hundred forty-one Hollistonians answered the call when congress declared war on Germany on April 6th 1917.  The population in Holliston at the time was 2,700. It was only in recent years that local history uncovered the forgotten truth about Ernest Kehoe. Kehoe and his sister were taken in by their relatives, the Drennan family at 32 Arch Street, after the passing of their parents. Holliston educated, and a shoe mill worker, Kehoe saw service in Panama, Mexican border and Europe before he was killed in action as a member of the 101 Machine Gun Co. Kehoe is buried in Belleau France.

Vendors Welcome to 2017 Harvest Fair

on 2/9/2017

The 37th annual Holliston Historical Society Harvest Fair will take place on Sunday, September 24th, 2017.

The Holliston Historical Society, located on Route 16 in Holliston, Massachusetts, invites you to participate in our annual old fashioned Country Harvest Fair.  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.   Many buyers return to find their favorite crafters’ booths every year and enjoy the day at our fair. 

REGISTRATION FEE:  $60 if sent before June 1, 2017 - $75 per

Pot Luck & Football Party, January 14, 2017

on 1/3/2017

On Saturday evening the Holliston Historical Society will hold it's second annual Pot Luck and Football Party. The playoffs will be in full swing and our New England Patriots will be playing the Dolphins, the Steelers or the Texans, in Foxboro! So brush off the post holiday funk and go back into the kitchen to make an appetizer, an entree or a dessert. This event is open to members and their guests.  Please contact Sheila Adams at adamssjt1(at)verizon.net to let us know what you are bringing.

The details are:

6 PM drinks and appetizers

7 PM Dinner

The footbal game will be on the TV for

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 on Sunday May 14, 2017 from 2-4 pm.  The library is open on the 2nd Sunday of the month from September to June.  The library is also open by appointment by contacting the librarian at librarian@hollistonhistoricalsociety.org.  The library is open to HHS members and non-members alike and 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.

 

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