News of the Society

  • Giant Pumpkin Weigh-in & Country Fair at Red Apple Farm

    OCTOBER 6th & 7th - 11 AM til 4 PM

    Sponsored by

    Phillipston Congregational Church & Agricultural Commission

    Pumpkin Weigh-in on Sunday, Oct. 7th at 1pm

    Giant Pumpkin Cash Prizes – Adult & Children Categories

    Register your Pumpkins between 11am & 1pm on Sunday

    Bring Other Items for Display between 8am & 10am on Sunday

    Such as Canned Goods, Flower Displays, Veggies, etc.

    Pie-judging Contest (3rd Yr.) – Bring your pies on Sunday between 8am & 10am (label of ingredients, name & phone # on bottom)

    Raffles Saturday and Sunday

    Wood Raffles (Cord Wood & Pellets) - Ladies Benevolent Quilt Raffle

    Miscellaneous Other Raffles = Drawings for Raffles – Sunday at 3pm

    Chuck Wagon

    Chili, Hot Dogs, Hamburgers, Cheeseburgers, Soup & Drinks

    Community Information Booths – Slightly Used Books – Jewelry

    Bake Table – Coffee Can Pumpkin Auction - & Much More

    For Kids: Decorate Your Own Cupcakes – Search in Hay – Face Painting

    Scavendger Hunt – Pumpkin Painting

    For More Information Call 978-516-8061

    Posted Oct 2, 2018, 7:00 AM by Karl Hakkarainen
  • Grand reopening of our museum
    Step back in time and see antique tractors, cars, and engines displayed on the museum grounds. Local and area collectors love to show their "toys" and share their knowledge. You will marvel at the detail work that has gone into the restoration of these pieces. 
    The program is free. Activities start at 9AM and continue until 4PM.
    It's an event that children are sure to enjoy. They can sit on the tractors and get a free wagon ride, too. 
    This year we celebrate the grand reopening of the museum! The ceremony starts at 1 PM. The entire day is free and will be fun for the whole family. Lunch and refreshments will be available, too. For questions or further information, please call 978-939-5656.

    Posted Jul 18, 2018, 4:23 AM by Karl Hakkarainen
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Historical Society of Phillipston, Inc.

2015-2016 Directors, Officers, and Committees

Board of Directors (Officers + Directors)

President – Jane French

Vice President – Emelda Haughton

Treasurer – Gerry Gariepy

Asst. Treasurer - Leslie Dossett

Clerk – Patricia Hawkins

Historian – Terri Johnson

Curator – Jane French

Director (1 yr) – Brian Ward

Director (2 yrs) – Richard Hamel

Director (3 yrs) – Nancy MacEwen


Correspondence Clerk - Carole Gariepy

Membership Clerk – Kay Deans

Asst. Curator - Terri Johnson

Building Committee

Chair: Linda Langevin

Gerry Gariepy

Gerhard Fandreyer

Russell Flagg

Leo Reponen

Peter Richard

Dave Bramhall

Jim Potter (Alternate)

Nominating Committee

Chair: Emelda Haughton

Sally Kastberg

Bea Erickson

Program Committee

Chair: Carole Gariepy

Stephanie Flynn

Publicity Committee

Claire Adomaitis

Kay Deans

Ryan Twohey

Karl Hakkarainen

Hospitality Committee

Chair: Marie Lalena

Marilyn Holway

Colleen Richard

Mary Polchlopek

Ways and Means Committee

Chair: Emelda Haughton

Nancy MacEwen

David Bramhall

Evelyn (Dee) North


The Society’s mission is to cultivate an interest in the history of Phillipston through research and education as well as to collect, preserve and exhibit its historical artifacts and documents.

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The former Methodist church built c. 1849 and located on Rt. 2A has been converted into the Society’s 3-season museum.

Summer Hours

Wednesday and Sunday 1-3PM or by appointment.

The museum is dedicated to the people of town.


We are looking for volunteers who can welcome visitors during museum hours. Jane will train you on the exhibits and other features of the museum and help you with questions that visitors may bring. Society members and other townspeople who would like to help can call Jane at 978 249 4356.


The Society uses PastPerfect® museum software to catalog its collections.

Programs and Projects

Monthly Educational Programs

Topics are historical in nature and focus on some aspect of Phillipston's history. See our calendar for information about upcoming events. See the 2013-2014 program flyer (PDF) for additional information.

The Phillipston Tattler

The Society’s newsletter keeps members aware of programs, activities and resources of the Society.

The Spirit of Phillipston

A comprehensive history of the town written and illustrated by three members of the Society.  This book is available through the Society for $30.00 plus shipping and handling.