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”

201st Anniversary Service: Unitarian Church of Mendon

November 21, 2021 at 10:30am Please join us for the 201st Anniversary Celebration of the Unitarian Church in Mendon! On November 21st, we will have a special service celebrating the history of the church at 10:30am. Rev. Patricia Hatch’s sermon will provide an overview of the church’s history, with special emphases on the time aroundContinue reading “201st Anniversary Service: Unitarian Church of Mendon”

A Taste of Mendon History: Community Cookbook

As a fundraiser to support the reopening of the Historical Society Museum this spring and ongoing archival and conservation efforts, the Historical Society is selling cookbooks with a connection to Mendon’s history! Cookbooks $12 Society members Norma Phipps Allard and Ruth Hoisington O’Grady compiled a collection of classic recipes that were offered in three differentContinue reading “A Taste of Mendon History: Community Cookbook”

41st Annual Strawberry Festival

RAIN DELAY The Historical Society Yard Sale is postponed to Sunday, June 13 The historic Strawberry Festival is back again in 2021! Saturday, June 12. Stop by the Unitarian Congregation of Mendon for strawberry shortcake, 10am to 3pm, 13 Maple Street Mendon. The Strawberry Festival coincides with the Friends of Mendon Elders town-wide yard sale.Continue reading “41st Annual Strawberry Festival”