Upcoming Events

Fenn School Visits
Heald House Museum

April 17-18, 2024
Heald House Museum

On the heels of Patriot’s Day, Fenn School 7th graders will have the opportunity to visit the Carlisle Historical Society’s Heald House Museum and explore the Society’s impressive Civil War collection and artifacts from the Battle of Lexington and Concord!

Carlisle Historical Society
90th Anniversary Celebration

May 23, 2024 at 5:00pm
Clock Barn (453 Bedford Road)

To conclude our 90th anniversary, the Carlisle Historical Society Board of Directors cordially invite fellow members to attend a special Party at The Clock Barn, the ancestral farm of Carlisle’s prolific Blood Family. Award-winning, local author John Kaag will give a talk on his new book, American Bloods. Wine and hors d’oeuvres will be served. Tickets are $125/person, with proceeds going to support the Society’s 90th Anniversary fundraiser campaign.

Perambulation of
Carlisle’s Boundaries

Spring 2024
Center Park, Carlisle, MA

Join us for a walk of Carlisle’s granite boundary markers. Perambulation is an old English custom that involves walking the geographic boundaries of a town to maintain a memory of the precise location of its boundary markers. It was once practiced by most New England states, including Massachusetts, in which it was a duty of civic leaders. Today, modern surveying techniques make perambulation unnecessary, but the walk remains a fun, ceremonial practice for town residents.

Children’s Open
House & Crafts

November 19, 2023, 2-5pm
Heald House Museum

Join us for a special children’s event at Heald House Museum! During our November 19th Open House (2-5pm), we invite children ages 5 and up to visit the Museum collections and participate in a variety of fun activities, celebrating Carlisle’s history. We will host an historical artifact “treasure hunt,” offer children a chance to complete a period craft, play dress up in colonial clothes, and enjoy an historically appropriate snack and other surprises! Registration is required, and a parent or guardian must remain in attendance.

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