As the first snow approached last year, the schoolhouse looked particularly picturesque!

Our Museum OPEN HOURS for the fall are as follows:

Sunday, September 25th, 1-3 p.m.

Tuesday, September 27th, 7:30 – 9:00 p.m.

Tuesday, October 11th, 7:30 – 9:00 p.m.

Sunday, October 23rd, 1-3 p.m.

Tuesday, October 25th, 7:30-9:00 p.m.

Tuesday, November 8th, 7:30 – 9:00 p.m.

Sunday, November 20th, 1-3 p.m.

Tuesday, November 22nd, 7:30 – 9:00 p.m.

Sunday, December 18th, 1-3 p.m. 

More hours will be posted as our volunteer schedules are fleshed out! To volunteer to staff the museum, please send us an email.

Our utility bills are mounting! Help us to pay for the anticipated all-time high gas/electric bills and the costs of building maintenance by donating to http://www.PayPal.me/WakefieldHistorical

Thanks to WCAT Wakefield, our Twilight Tour is now virtual! We invite you to watch it (paste this URL into your browser): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DKl-T863YtU

If you enjoy the tour, you might consider making a donation to help us support our Museum. (Paste into your browser!) https://www.paypal.com/donate/?token=YQvwRPFDYHRgLLaRy-puvx9FK0SG8c6P1DSWZE0v5xg3szsX3D61QKRnNSSJpRcjLaSXsFsts1C3MeLn&locale.x=US

Old Burying Ground Twilight Tour 


Celebrating the 377th Anniversary of the founding of the Town!  

For more information about the history of the Wakefield Historical Society, click here.


The current healthcare emergency has impacted our ability to open the Museum to visitors.  (Normally we are open several days per month.)  But although we are not hosting open houses, we are still caring for our collections and the schoolhouse building.  Everyday a new challenge arises!

Soon we will be adding a virtual tour or two to help you experience the Museum and the Society’s work.  We are also adding to our Wakefield walking tours, available on our other wordpress site.



 See our Schedule for more details, as they develop.

To support our work, please click this link to  JOIN US, donate to the Society’s support, or donate an object to the collection.   

Help us in our mission of preserving the town’s history and heritage!  Join the Wakefield Historical Society, established in 1890 and support us via membership dues or donations to the Schoolhouse utilities fund, or let us know you’d like to help out!  We are a welcoming group, and would love more people getting involved to help us with our work.

Much of our current season must be virtual.  For more information, see our schedule.

*To join our mailing list, or to have the newsletter emailed to you, please contact us. You can send us a message via the wordpress links (“contact us”) or call us at 857-301-8805.

*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.

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*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 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.