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Event: “Maracana” Uruguayan Documentary Film 

Saturday, June 2nd, 2018 at 6 p.m.

Presented in collaboration with Consulate General of Uruguay in New York and Comite de Vecinos de Fitchburg. Free film on the upset World Cup championship game of 1950.


Exhibition: “Fitchburg Immigrant Experience”

Monday, August 28, 2017 – Wednesday, February 28th, 2018.

More than most New England manufacturing towns, Fitchburg attracted immigrants from all over the world for two full centuries. Learn more about their cosmopolitan effect on Fitchburg and its neighborhoods, as illuminated by new acquisitions in the Fitchburg Historical Society collections. This exhibition is supported by a grant from MassHumanities.

Open hours: Mondays and Tuesdays, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.; Wednesdays, 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Free admission, donations accepted.



In Honor of Presidents Day

Wednesday, February 28, 10:30 a.m.

Susan Navarre will speak at the Fitchburg Senior Center about the American Presidents who visited Fitchburg and their experiences here. From Calvin Coolidge and Theodore Roosevelt to John F. Kennedy, presidents were drawn to Fitchburg to meet its leaders and citizens. Free and welcome to the public. Will take place at the Fitchburg Senior Center, 15 Wallace Avenue, Fitchburg.

Presidents Day

History Talk: “One Hundred Years of Service: To Fitchburg and the World”

Thursday, April 12, 2018 at 6:00 p.m

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Wallace History Exhibition: A generation on wheels: “Iver Johnson and the Early Years of Cycling in Fitchburg”

June 18 – August 22, 2018, Open Mondays – Wednesdays

Fitchburg was an important center for bicycle manufacturing and racing during the early years of the sport, from the 1870’s through the 1920’s. This exhibition features over 50 Fitchburg-made Iver Johnson bicycles, artifacts and memorabilia, along with information about the city’s early bicycle racers and innovators.

Extra Public Hours on Sunday, July 1, 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Tuesday, July 3, 6:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.


Coming Fall 2018

Trapped in a Southern Prison: Fitchburg’s Civil War Letters

An exhibition including letters, photos, books and other artifacts that date from the Civil War in Fitchburg, from the Historical Society’s extraordinary collection. This program is supported in part by a grant from the Fitchburg Cultural Council, a local agency which is supported by the Mass Cultural Council, a state agency.


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