North Reading Historical and Antiquarian Society




PO Box 354

North Reading, MA 01864

(978) 664-1066


Special Notices or Coming Events


Apple Festival (2023) seeks vendors, artists
The North Reading Historical and Antiquarian Society is looking for crafters and vendors for the annual Apple Festival to be held on the Putnam House grounds,     27 Bow St., on Saturday, Sept. 23 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. (rain date Sept. 24).
Vendor setup is at 8 a.m. on a grassy lawn.  The space is 10 feet by 12 feet for $40.
The North Reading Historical and Antiquarian Society is also looking for donations of original art for the Art Raffle and Silent Art Auction at the festival.
For more information, call Ginny Mills 978-857-6138 or send an email to:





Historic Pictures of North Reading Over the Past Centuries








Historical Properties in North Reading


Two surveys were done. In 1978 (Survey I) and again in 2001–2002 (Survey II) performed by the North Reading Historical Commission.


The scanned copies contained here on the North Reading Historical & Antiquarian Society’s webpage are owned by the NR Historical Commission and the Historical Society is putting them online as a public service.


Note1:  Paper copies of the two surveys can be found in two 3-ring binders at the Flint Memorial Library.
Note 2: A listing of the properties is on the town website (in spreadsheet format), but it does not have all the specifics about each property on the inventory. The site link is below.



North Reading State Sanatorium

Click Link Below




Read about the Putnam Family visit on July 2, 2019


Take a tour of the Damon Tavern with Pat Romeo


See a Video Montage of the 2019 Apple Festival


See a Video Momtage of the 2019 Christmas in the Historic District



See a Video Tour of the Putnam House and West Village School 2016


See a Video Village Schoolhouse Tour 2012


See a Video Tour of the Putnam House 2012





















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