North Reading Historical and Antiquarian Society

PO Box 354

North Reading, MA 01864 

(978) 664-1066




The Society's collection of historical artifacts and buildings helps to relate the stories of daily life in North Reading from its beginnings as an agrarian community populated by English settlers, through its various endeavors such as shoe manufacturing in the 19th and 20th centuries. The collection is comprised of photographs, furniture, tools, agricultural implements, household accessories, children's toys and games, uniforms, and artifacts related to North Reading's citizens, businesses and clubs.


The Society gladly accepts articles relating to the history of North Reading. Please provide as much of the human story concerning your item as possible. Other items cheerfully considered.



This postcard of the 'Batch' was mailed in 1918 and is the last addition to our collection.