This is the home page of the Wakefield Historical Society, but we also share information about the Historical Commission and offer other information about the history of our town.
* NEW: Join the effort to help preserve the Old Burying Ground. Click here for more information about Old Burying Ground Preservation session on Wakefield Heritage Day, September 30th.
*NEW: Twilight Tour of the Old Burying Ground, October 27th, 5:30 p.m.
*NEW: View our latest newsletter: WHSNewsFall17
*Historic Homeowner Signage Program – visit the Wakefield Historical Commission‘s site. There you will find a link to the necessary form.
*Visit our site “Wakefield Historical Society News” (https://wakefieldhistory.wordpress.com) for inks to our Historic Wakefield Tours — you can follow the tour as a walking tour onsite on your cellphone or tablet, or you can opt to enjoy them while seated comfortably at your computer.
*To see Wakefield’s history on WCVB’s CHRONICLE program, and hear the story of how the town got its name, click here.
*To send us an email, click here.
*To join us, click on historical-society-membership-form-16.
*To learn more about us, visit our Facebook page.
*NEW: Watch the video history of the Hartshorne House.
*In the mood for a murder mystery? You’ll enjoy this story of the murder of a Civil War soldier from South Reading.
We’ll be growing the site quickly. Check back with us to find information about the town’s historic sites, people and our collections.