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Fitchburg Historical Society http://www.fitchburghistoricalsociety.org Our mission is to collect, preserve, interpret and make accessible the history of Fitchburg, Massachusetts. Thu, 17 May 2018 14:45:37 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=366 Donations to the 2015 Annual Campaign are still rolling in. http://www.fitchburghistoricalsociety.org/2015/12/14/donations-to-the-2015-annual-campaign-are-still-rolling-in/ http://www.fitchburghistoricalsociety.org/2015/12/14/donations-to-the-2015-annual-campaign-are-still-rolling-in/#comments Mon, 14 Dec 2015 17:34:49 +0000 http://www.fitchburghistoricalsociety.org/?p=348 The Fitchburg Historical Society appreciates your support. Donations from community members like you make it possible for us to keep our research library open, provide educational programs to students and open our exhibit hall for community events on local history.

Click here for the form to donate to the Annual Appeal

We are a 503(c) non-profit organization and all contributions are tax deductible.

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Our display window graced with an abundance of historical toys back in 2013.




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November 2015 Newsletter Uploaded http://www.fitchburghistoricalsociety.org/2015/11/24/november-2015-newsletter-uploaded/ http://www.fitchburghistoricalsociety.org/2015/11/24/november-2015-newsletter-uploaded/#comments Tue, 24 Nov 2015 20:34:17 +0000 http://www.fitchburghistoricalsociety.org/?p=340 Click the link below to access our most recent newsletter.


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February 2015 Newsletter http://www.fitchburghistoricalsociety.org/2015/03/03/february-2015-newsletter/ http://www.fitchburghistoricalsociety.org/2015/03/03/february-2015-newsletter/#comments Tue, 03 Mar 2015 18:33:05 +0000 http://www.fitchburghistoricalsociety.org/?p=296 Please enjoy reading our most recent newsletter.

February 2015 Newsletter

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February 2015 Newsletter Now Uploaded! http://www.fitchburghistoricalsociety.org/2015/03/02/now-you-can-see-our-most-recent-newsletter-here-on-our-wedsite/ http://www.fitchburghistoricalsociety.org/2015/03/02/now-you-can-see-our-most-recent-newsletter-here-on-our-wedsite/#comments Mon, 02 Mar 2015 06:00:15 +0000 http://www.fitchburghistoricalsociety.org/?p=285 Please enjoy reading our most recent newsletter

Now you can print it at home and read it on your personal computer, laptop, or mobile device.

February 2015 Newsletter <– click here to access a PDF of the newsletter

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Plan to join us on December 6 for the 2014 House Tour http://www.fitchburghistoricalsociety.org/2014/09/22/new-exhibit/ http://www.fitchburghistoricalsociety.org/2014/09/22/new-exhibit/#comments Mon, 22 Sep 2014 21:34:47 +0000 http://www.andrewrota.com/development/fhs_wp/?p=88 New Events

The annual House Tour will be Saturday December 6, 2014.  Tickets will be on sale at the Historical Society beginning in November.

This year’s tour will include  private residences built during all eras of Fitchburg’s past.  There is exquisite woodwork and stonework in some of the homes and a variety of styles; past tours have featured tudor, colonial, Victorian, an expanded cape and a Cotswold Cottage.

Once again, we will feature a tea room where you can relax and connect with your friends.  Come join us for this lovely tour of Fitchburg homes!

The Howarth House located on Ross Street is just one of the beautiful homes featured on this year's Holiday House Tour.

The Howarth House (shown above) is located on Ross Street and it is just one of the beautiful homes that you may have seen on last year’s house tour.


December 6, The Annual House Tour will be held from 11 to 4.  Tickets for the House Tour are $20 and will go on sale soon.  They can be purchased beginning November 4th at the Fitchburg Historical Society, Debonis and Davin Florist Shop, the Windmill Florist Shop, Mill No. 3, Elliott’s, Shacks, Slattery’s, Homestead Primitives, and the Mayor’s Office.  The Fitchburg Historical Society will be open from 10 to 4 to sell tickets on the day of the event. We hope that you and your family will join us in celebrating the Holidays with this beloved Fitchburg tradition.

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Access Our November 2013 Newsletter Online Now! http://www.fitchburghistoricalsociety.org/2014/06/23/access-our-november-2013-newsletter-online-now/ http://www.fitchburghistoricalsociety.org/2014/06/23/access-our-november-2013-newsletter-online-now/#comments Mon, 23 Jun 2014 16:47:51 +0000 http://www.fitchburghistoricalsociety.org/?p=277 We have uploaded a PDF of the Historical Society’s most recent newsletter. Now you can read easily from our website on your computer at home or print the newsletter and take a look at it that way.

Link to the Society’s last newsletter here: FHStemp2


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Wallace Exhibit Series Presents: Made in Fitchburg, Bicycles by Iver Johnson http://www.fitchburghistoricalsociety.org/2014/05/28/wallace-exhibit-series-presents-made-in-fitchburg-iver-johnson-bicycles/ http://www.fitchburghistoricalsociety.org/2014/05/28/wallace-exhibit-series-presents-made-in-fitchburg-iver-johnson-bicycles/#comments Wed, 28 May 2014 17:30:02 +0000 http://www.fitchburghistoricalsociety.org/?p=270 June 18 through July 22, the Fitchburg Historical Society will be hosting New England’s largest collection of original Iver Johnson Bicycles. Bikes will be on display, free and open to the public from 10am to 4pm on Mondays and Tuesdays, and until 6pm on Wednesdays. The Society will also be open for additional hours Saturday June 21 to celebrate Fitchburg Rides, from 8am to 5pm. The rain date for that event is scheduled to be Sunday June 22. Also feel free to join us during Civic Days, we will be open during the Block Party on July 3 and during the 2014 Longsjo Classic Road Race. We hope that you will come see these wonderful, historic Bicycles, made in Fitchburg so long ago. Bring your friends and family to enjoy Fitchburg’s rich industrial and athletic heritage. Official event flyer: made in Fitchburg

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August 2013 Newsletter http://www.fitchburghistoricalsociety.org/2013/12/03/now-you-can-access-our-newsletters-with-ease-from-your-computer/ http://www.fitchburghistoricalsociety.org/2013/12/03/now-you-can-access-our-newsletters-with-ease-from-your-computer/#comments Tue, 03 Dec 2013 17:15:54 +0000 http://www.fitchburghistoricalsociety.org/?p=261 We have uploaded the August 2013 Fitchburg Historical Society Newsletter to our website. Now you can access newsletters online with ease from your home computer.

To read this edition of our newsletter, simply follow the link below:

August 2013 Edition of the Fitchburg Historical Society Newsletter

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