The Natick History Museum, located downstairs at the Bacon Free Library at 58 Eliot St., is operated by the Natick Historical Society, which celebrates its 150th anniversary in 2023.
Natick History Museum winter 2023 hours
First and third Saturdays, 10am-1pm
Open by appointment Tuesday/Wednesday/Thursday
*Researchers, please make an appointment.
The society began a renovation of the museum renovation in 2017 and reopened in 2018 at 2 spaces—artifacts in the museum and archives at a temporary location across the street, says Niki Lefebvre, the society’s executive director.
The museum closed in March of 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic, and reopened in April 2023 with new exhibits and easier access to archival resources including some documents and other artifacts that hadn’t been exhibited in years or decades due to space issues.
The society has been building its relationships with members of Natick’s Nipmuc communities to help center Indigenous people in its work.