Mendon Baseball Uniform Preservation

This baseball uniform was worn by Frank M. Aldrich circa 1883. This was the standard baseball uniform used by the Mendon Town Team. It was donated in September 1972 by Florence J. Aldrich, the daughter of Frank M. Aldrich. Mendon Historical Society1880s Baseball Uniform TreatmentBy Katy W. O’Donnell, textile conservator Deemed America’s national pastime, baseball has long beenContinue reading “Mendon Baseball Uniform Preservation”

Rock the Block Historic Trolley Tour

Join Rich Schofield and Dick Grady this Saturday September 10th as we explore the architecture and stories behind the pioneers and patriots who helped to shape this agricultural community we call Mendon. There will be four tours throughout the afternoon departing from the Rock the Block Party at Memorial Ballfield on Millville Street beginning atContinue reading “Rock the Block Historic Trolley Tour”

First Gravesite Maintenance Workshop in Mendon a Monumental Success!

The Mendon Historical Society and the Mendon Historic Commission teamed up to host a workshop on Gravesite Maintenance at Bicknell Cemetery on Sunday, June 12, 2022. The workshop was held by Gravesite Maintenance Experts Betty and Carlo Mencucci of Burillville, RI. They are members of the Association for Gravestone Studies and bring their research toContinue reading “First Gravesite Maintenance Workshop in Mendon a Monumental Success!”

Cemetery Restoration Workshop

June 12, 9am to 4pm Bicknell Cemetery 2-83 Hartford Avenue, Mendon, MA Mendon is fortunate to have 7 historic cemeteries with plots dating back to the 17th century. Caring for these historic sites is essential for preserving Mendon’s history! Join the Mendon Historical Commission on June 12th at Bicknell Cemetery for a seminar on GravesiteContinue reading “Cemetery Restoration Workshop”

Progressive Yard Sale June 11

The Friends of Mendon Elders is hosting the Progressive Yard Sale again this year on June 11, 2022. Swing by the Historical Society at 15 Hastings Street for our yard sale, raising funds for the grand re-opening of the Historical Society Museum this fall! The yard sale will include furniture, home decor, seasonal decorations, kitchenwares,Continue reading “Progressive Yard Sale June 11”

Mending for Mendon

On February 23, 2022, I delivered three garments from the archives of the Mendon Historical Society to the department of Textiles, Merchandising, and Design (TMD) at the University of Rhode Island (URI). The department houses URI’s Historic Textile and Costume Collection and the students may choose to concentrate in historic textile conservation as a partContinue reading “Mending for Mendon”

Mendon’s 5th Annual Santa Parade and Tree Lighting

Join your friends, neighbors, and historians for a festive night on the town! The 5th Annual Santa Parade and Tree Lighting will take place once again on Friday, December 3rd! The parade will begin at 7pm and travel along Main Street, ending at Founders Park for the lighting ceremony. The Mendon Historical Society will openContinue reading “Mendon’s 5th Annual Santa Parade and Tree Lighting”