Upcoming Events:

Exhibition: “Fitchburg Immigrant Experience”
Monday, August 28 – Wednesday, January 31, 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.


Fitchburg Historical Society Annual Meeting
 The 2017 Annual Meeting, originally scheduled for Wednesday, September 13, will be rescheduled. The date will be posted on the website and our social media accounts, or you may call 978-345-1157

This program provides an opportunity to meet the Board of Directors and members of the Fitchburg Historical Society, and learn more about its programs and future plans. Free and open to the public.



Music of the Gaslight Era, by John Root.
Thursday, October 26, 2017 6:30 p.m.

Free concert of music from 1890 – 1920 that people still enjoy and sing today.
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.

John Root piano


Trick or Treat on Main Street
Saturday, October 28, 2017 12pm-2pm

Approx. 50 local businesses participating. There will be food at Fitchburg Historical Society to benefit the Fitchburg Holiday Decorating Committee as well as Food Trucks near the upper common.


Annual House Tour
Saturday, December 2, 2017 11:00 a.m. – 4 p.m.

The Annual House Tour is a beloved holiday tradition celebrating beautiful architecture and decoration. Tickets available at the Fitchburg Historical Society starting in early November.

Photos are courtesy of Charles Sternaimolo

Bogdasarian_100_Flat_Rock_Road_2598©2017 Charles Sternaimolo

Cultural Heritage Through Image: Finding the Ancient and Medieval in Fitchburg
Thursday, February 8th, 2018 5:30pm
Interactive talk by Dr. Kisha Tracy

Professor Kisha Tracy teaches medieval literature at Fitchburg State. How do you make the medieval period relevant for today’s Generation Z? One way is to connect them with local history and their own families’ experiences. Tracy will present a photo journey through local and other New England history at this talk that encourages you to think about what culture and heritage mean and how the ancient to medieval is related to the local. Participants will participate in a digital exhibition and can see it by clicking here.

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