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The Mendon Historical Society is a nonprofit organization created in 1896 and incorporated in 1909.  It is dedicated to protecting and preserving Mendon’s documents, buildings and items of historical significance.

The Historical Society received a generous gift from Berneta [Lowell] DeVries who passed away in 2014 – A new home!  Berneta was a a lifelong Mendon resident and member of the society.  Berneta, the daughter of Harold Putt Lowell of Lowell’s Dairy Farm, resided in the home with her husband Herman.  The home was built about 1845 by William Hastings, and later became the home of the Putt Lowell family.       

With our new space, we will be able to highlight different parts of our collection, which documents much of Mendon’s 352-year history.  Currently highlighted are an exhibit of the History of Southwick Zoo with items on loan from Justine Brewer whose father opened the zoo in 1963; a display of the work of accomplished artist and Mendon resident Doris Daniels Cox; a presentation of the Dairy Industry in Mendon; and Ladies Lifestyles featuring many of the museum’s original artifacts.

The Museum, which offers free admission, is open Tuesdays from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.;
Sundays from 12 noon to 4 p.m.; and by appointment. For appointments or for a group
visit, email mendonhistoricalsociety@gmail.com or call 508-488-9620.

Donations to our collection pertaining to the history of the town of Mendon and its citizens are gratefully accepted.  The Historical Society welcomes the support and participation of all.