Wachusett Lake & Park

On May 21, 2017, come learn and see images of Wachusett Lake & Park as it evolved into a place for great enjoyment and relaxation for area residents and neighboring communities over a 50-year period. Specifically, this presentation will be a talk and slide show held at the Princeton Community Center at 2 pm. Refreshment will be served afterwards. Space is limited!


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.


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 >>



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


Upcoming 2017 Annual Yard Sale

Please start saving articles to donate to the PHS for our Annual participation in the Town Wide Yard Sale in late September. More details to follow. Thanks to your generosity, last year the PHS made a little over $1500.00, which is almost half of our annual rent.


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!