The North Reading Historical & Antiquarian Society is dedicated to the preservation of the history of North Reading through the purchase and maintenance of its historical properties, the collection and preservation of articles of antiquity relating to North Reading and to providing educational programs to the community.
The North Reading Historical & Antiquarian Society, Inc. began its existence as the North Reading Antiquarian Club about 1953. In 1963, the group incorporated as the North Reading Historical & Antiquarian Society. Application was made and granted to be a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization for preservation and educational purposes.
The Historical Society is an ALL volunteer organization and has undertaken the restoration and supervision of several historic structures at NO cost to the taxpayers. Funds are raised by fairs, such as the Apple Festival, and the sale of merchandise (tee shirts, tote bags, mugs, afghans, jewelry, books, maps, CD's, notecards, pewter key chains, magnets and Christmas ornaments, etc.) and generous donations from members, local businesses, and residents.
The North Reading Historical and Antiquarian Society is actively seeking new members interested in preserving North Reading's history. Membership is open to all .The Society year runs from July 1 to June 30. Renewal membership is due by July 1 of each year. Membership dues are:
Individual $20 Family/Couple $25 Senior (65+) $12 Junior (under 18) $5
Supporting $50 Sustaining $100 Patron $500 Benefactor $1000
Send a check made out to the North Reading Historical & Antiquarian Society.
Please include your name, address, phone and email address and mail to:
North Reading Historical and Antiquarian Society
P.O. Box 354
North Reading, MA 01864
or click here to download our membership application