North Reading Historical and Antiquarian Society




PO Box 354

North Reading, MA 01864

(978) 664-1066



Special Notices or Coming Events


Memorial Day Open House
Monday,  May 27, 2024
9:00 AM – 1:00 PM
Reverend Daniel Putnam House,  27 Bow Street
Damon Tavern,  21 Bow Street

The public is welcome to attend.  For more information contact the Society at (978) 664-1066 or




 Click here to see the video from the March event



    The Society now has a PayPal account for dues, donations, and merchandise purchases.
                           The email address for the account is
Please see the latest update regarding the 2024 Apple Festival using the Events tab above




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




See a Video Montage of the November 2023 Society Open House


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 Montage 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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