Gateway to the Blackstone Valley
|The Millbury Historical Society
Preserving Millbury's Past for its Future
"As a bridge from the past to the future, the Millbury
Historical Society is committed to preserve, protect,
present and promote the history of Millbury."
|P.O. Box 367
|Masons Donate Charter Replica (signed by Paul Revere) to The Millbury Historical
|This photo is from Millbury's 150th Anniversary
Parade held in June of 1963. THUS this snow
"contraption" is fifty-six years old now!
This and many other photos are currently
displayed in the lobby at our Town Hall is an
exhibit of more of that parade and the other
festivities that accompanied the 150th
|To My Dearest
The Civil War Letters of George and
On Thursday, June 13, the Annual Meeting of the
Millbury Historical Society took place. The
program was very well attended and refreshments
Here is more about the program: when the Civil
War broke out in 1861, George Ward was asked
to raise the 15th Massachusetts Regiment.
In August 1861, he left his wife, Emily, and their
two small children to go to war. They wrote to
each other frequently.
In all, 116 letters survive in the collection of the
Worcester Historical Museum. They detail the pain
of prolonged separation, the challenges of single
parenting and the horrors of the battle front.
Lynne McKenney Lydick and Thomas R. Lydick
shared the personal and poignant letters of this
|The real Emily Mayo Ward and her husband
George Hull Ward
Courtesy of the Worcester Historical
How often have you walked the streets of downtown Millbury and wondered who may
have lived, worked, or shopped there generations before you?
The Millbury Historical Society invites you to join them for a fun, family-friendly
Scavenger Hunt where you and your team will take your list of clues and discover the
stories behind the town’s history while competing for prizes.
This FREE event starts at The Asa Waters Mansion in Millbury at 10:00 AM on Saturday,
September 28 (Rain date: October 5).
We strongly suggest registering your team ahead of time by clicking below.
However, you may also register on the day of the event.
If you prefer a printed registration or have any other questions, please call Frank of The
Millbury Historical Society at 508-865-4192.
We look forward to your joining us in a hunt for Millbury’s hidden historical treasures.
|EXCITING NEW EVENT!
The Museum of The Millbury Historical Society is located in The Asa
Waters' Mansion and houses an extensive collection of Millbury photos and
Our next opening is
Saturday, August 31st from 9:30 until Noon.