North Reading Historical and Antiquarian Society

PO Box 354

North Reading, MA 01864 

(978) 664-1066

info@nreadinghistory.org

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North Reading Historical and Antiquarian Society Upcoming Events




FAMILY FUN EVENT

28th Annual Apple Festival

 

Saturday, September 23, 2023 (Rain date:  September 24, 2023)

10:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Grounds of the Reverend Putnam House, 27 Bow Street

The Festival will include local vendors, an apple pie contest, Historical Society merchandise, local entertainment, original artwork, children’s games and pony rides. Historical buildings will be open to the public. The Sidney bicycle will be on display.

 

MEMBER EVENT

Pot Luck Supper

 

Geological History of the North Shore

 

By Alan Kornacki

 

October 12, 2023

6:30 PM Pot Luck

7:00 PM Meeting


Location:  Edith  O’Leary Senior Center
                Third Meeting House 
            155 Park Street

Here is your chance to share your favorite dish and meet friends at the Societ first member event of the season.

 
The North Reading Historical and Antiquarian Society will hold a short business meeting at 7 pm. preceding the presentation.
For more information contact the Society at (978) 664-1066 or info@nreadinghistory.org

 


MEMBER EVENT

 
 
  A Salem Witch, Rebecca Nurse
By Dan Gagnon
 
Thursday, November 9, 2023
7:00 PM meeting
7:30 presentation
 
Location:  Edith  O’Leary Senior Center, Third Meeting  House,
157 Park Street
 
The North Reading Historical and Antiquarian Society will hold a short business meeting at 7 pm. preceding the presentation.
For more information contact the Society at (978) 664-1066 or info@nreadinghistory.org
 

 

FAMILY FUN EVENT

Holiday Open House

 

Sunday, November 26, 2023

2:00 PM - 4:30 PM

Reverend Daniel Putnam House, 27 Bow Street

North Reading’s historic buildings, including the Rev. Daniel Putnam House, the West Village Schoolhouse, and the Farm Museum will be open from 2 to 4:30 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 26 for Reading-North Reading Chamber of Commerce’s annual holiday tree-lighting on the North Reading Town Common.
 
There will be warm drinks and goodies, as well as a fireplace to keep visitors warm in the fully decorated Putnam House. Get into the holiday spirit and take a look through one of North Reading’s oldest and most important homes. The North Reading Historical & Antiquarian Society will display its antique dollhouses. Make sure to take a look at some of the North Reading gifts while you’re at the Putnam House.
 
The Putnam House will be fully decorated for the season and will have gifts for sale, including North Reading-themed Christmas gifts, such as maps, notecards, and pewter ornaments.
 
And that’s not all.  Check out the Farm Museum and learn about the town’s agricultural past, and visit the Sgt. Flint House, the Tin/Cobbler Shop, the West Village Schoolhouse and the town’s first meetinghouse on the Putnam House grounds.
 
Make sure to take a glimpse of North Reading’s past in the important buildings and displays before enjoying the annual festival on the Common.
 
 
If you have any questions, please contact the Society at 978-664-1066 or email to info@nreadinghistory.org

FAMILY FUN EVENT

A Victorian Christmas

 

Saturday/Sunday   December 2/3, 9/10, and Dec. 16/17, 2023


1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Reverend Daniel Putnam House, 27 Bow Street

 

The Putnam House decked out for the holidays is a sight to see and enjoy. Our Victorian Christmas is a beauty to behold. And there is "last minute" Christmas shopping, too.


MEMBER EVENT

Pleasure Island in Wakefield
        
         By Bob McLaughlin

 
Thursday, February 8, 2024
7:00 PM meeting
7:30 presentation
 
Location:  Activity Room
Flint Memorial Library
  147 Park Street
 
The North Reading Historical and Antiquarian Society will hold a short business meeting at 7 pm. preceding the presentation.
For more information contact the Society at (978) 664-1066 or info@nreadinghistory.org
 

MEMBER EVENT

Drones Eye View of Noth Reading

 

By Al Perierra

Thursday, March 14, 2024
7:00 PM meeting
7:30 presentation
 
Location:  Activity Room
    Flint Memorial Library
    147 Park Street
 
The North Reading Historical and Antiquarian Society will hold a short business meeting at 7 pm. preceding the presentation.
For more information contact the Society at (978) 664-1066 or info@nreadinghistory.org
 

MEMBER EVENT

 

Restoration of Historical Home on the South Shore


By Lee McColgan
 
Thursday, April 11, 2024
7:00 PM meeting
7:30 presentation
 
Location:  Activity Room
 Flint Memorial Library
147 Park Street
 
Election of Board

please remember a quoram is needed to vote in next years slate of officers


The North Reading Historical and Antiquarian Society will hold a short business meeting at 7 pm. preceding the presentation.
For more information contact the Society at (978) 664-1066 or info@nreadinghistory.org

MEMBER EVENT

        
   “Genealogy”
 
By Carol LeBlanc
 
Thursday, May 9, 2024
7:00 PM meeting
7:30 presentation
 
Location:  Edith  O’Leary Senior Center
            Third Meeting House
                    157 Park Street
 
 
The North Reading Historical and Antiquarian Society will hold a short business meeting at 7 pm. preceding the presentation.
For more information contact the Society at (978) 664-1066 or info@nreadinghistory.org

FAMILY FUN EVENT

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
 
 

 

MEMBER EVENT

Society Annual Meeting and Dinner
 
 
Thursday, June 6, 2024
6:30 PM
 Location: To Be Determined
 
Social at 6:30 PM, Dinner at 7:00 PM Meeting to Follow
Annual  Reports

 
 
FAMILY FUN EVENT
 

 

 

 
Strawberry Festival
 
Saturday  Date TBD
12:30 PM – 3:30 PM
 
Reverend Daniel Putnam House,  27 Bow Street
 
The new summer event will include free strawberry shortcake, though donations will be accepted to help defray the cost. The Strawberry Festival will also feature cornhole games and attendees can visit the historic buildings on the Putnam House grounds, including the Rev. Daniel Putnam House, Farm Museum, West Village Schoolhouse, Sgt. Flint House, and First Meeting House.
 
In case of inclement weather, a rain date is for the same time on Sunday, Date TBD
 
      
 For more information email  info@nreadinghistory.org