Sterling Historical Society

The Sterling Historical Society is excited and proud to announce our April Program.


Implementing an Open Space Program for Forestry
A Presentation by Bill Gauld of Evergreen Farm

For 35 years Bill Gauld and his family have protected more than 38 acres of land in Sterling providing a natural environment for wildlife, all the while, growing, harvesting and replanting thousands of Christmas trees each year. Learn about Massachusetts General Law Chapter 61 which fosters the protection of our open lands. Listen to Bill speak and see images on the rigors of preparing the land for tree farming and the labor and rewards of managing a tree farm for these past 35 years.

Harken back to the 18th century when our hills were clear-cut by Sterling pioneers and imagine what that must have been like.

When: April 14, 2015
Time: 7:00PM
Where: American Legion Post 189, School Street, Sterling


The Sterling Historical Society

Preserving Yesterday for Tomorrow

Located at the corner of Maple Street and Pine Street just a block from Main Street, the Sterling Historical Society maintains offices at the SHS_NorthMacArthur Estate (also know as the Peck House) built around 1760. The property and home were donated to the Sterling Historical Society in 1968 having been owned by such notables as Kilburn, Robbins, Seaver, Conant, Dustin, Peck, Lent and Thayer before ending up the residence of Rev. K.C. MacArthur in 1925.

The Sterling Historical Society maintains an enormous collection of documents, photos and historical facts about the town of Sterling. It is open to the public on Tuesday mornings between 9AM and 12PM or by appointment.



Please consider a Donation.

You can now view the April program presenting Photos from the Past.  The program that presented more than 100 photographs taken in the early 1900’s and digitized by the Sterling Historical Society.  Only a small portion of all the photos digitized were presented in this program narrated by David Gibbs, Curator of the Society.

View the WCVB Chronicle segment with David Gibbs which aired on November 21st. Click the image:
David W. Gibbs; Curator







Sterling Historical 2015 Calendars are now available!
$12 each 






View the Program!  If you did not have an opportunity to attend the September program
Handcrafted Chairmaking with Peter Galbert  you can view it here.

Please consider joining the Sterling Historical Society. Membership provides you with stimulating programs, work opportunities in our museum, a subscription to our quarterly newsletter, early notifications, special member discounts, invitations to special events and free admission to the museum. Your annual support helps us maintain the museum, protect and preserve priceless artifacts, continue essential research and archival work, and provide an ongoing historical record of the Town of Sterling. Join now!

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