2017 Princeton Directory

With the permission and the blessing of the First Congregational Church, the Princeton Historical Society is putting together a Princeton Directory to replace the 2008 Telephone Directory. We would like to have as many residents, organizations, and businesses in it as possible. We hope to distribute one free copy to each Princeton Residence; additional copies will be available for purchase. Advertisers will be contacted starting in February. Learn More >>


Silent Auction and Princeton from 1915-1930

The Princeton Historical Society will hold two programs on Sunday, March 12th. The first is a silent auction of Princeton maps, art work, and historical books including two sets of Blake’s town history.  The items have been donated to benefit the society and may be viewed and bid on the next three Saturdays (Feb 25, March 4th and 11th) from 10-12 in the Woodward Room of the Princeton Library. Final bidding will be held on Sunday, March 12th from 1:30 to 2:00. Nancy Orlando will then lead an open discussion of life in Princeton from 1915 – 1930.  Her topics are relevant today: xenophobia, job loss, and women’s rights.  We hope you will join us for talk and refreshments.   Winning bidders will be announced at the end of the program.


New Wachusett MBTA Station Opens

The Princeton Historical Society is pleased to have some of our historical images displayed as posters at the new Wachusett  regional rail station on the MBTA Boston to Fitchburg Commuter Rail Line. For more information use these links: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wachusett_(MBTA_station) http://www.mbta.com/about_the_mbta/t_projects/default.asp?id=25985 http://www.mbta.com/about_the_mbta/news_events/?id=6442456819&month=&year= http://www.rtands.com/index.php/passenger/mbta-to-open-wachusett-station-on-friday.html http://www.sentinelandenterprise.com/breakingnews/ci_30405213/west-fitchburg-commuter



2016 Annual Yard Sale

Summary – Yard Sale Our Annual Yard Sale experienced great weather and lots of shoppers, who walked a away with some great deals. Many thanks to all those who donated items to us as part of Princeton’s Town Wide Yard Sale on September 24th, and thanks to all who came to shop and buy our treasures. The PHS made a little over $1500.00, almost half of our annual rent. Please, start making a box of things to donate to our next yard sale in September 2017.


Troop 30114 Tour and Visit

Troop 30114 visited the Museum Room on March 14 as part of their learning about wars. Mary Cadwallader spoke to them about life in Princeton for young women during times of war.  The students asked Mary to tell the story of Lucy Keyes, again!


PHS & PPL Team Up to Introduce Ancestry.com

On March 15th, thanks to a gift from the Princeton Historical Society, the Princeton Library will launch it’s new subscription to Ancestry’s library edition. Members of the historical society will be on hand that day to help patrons explore their family roots. Come prepared with a list of ancestors you wish to research along with birth dates and places they had had lived. Ancestry can be accessed on our public computers as well as your personal device if logged in through the library’s router. You will be able to print the information you find or send it to your home e-mail. Come join the fun and explore your past!