Events

Dedication
September 17, 2019

6:30PM
Wood House
The Rutland Historical Society will hold a brief dedication of a Memorial Stone dedicated in honor of Helen F. Viner, former Curator

Central MA Railroad
September 17, 2019

7:00PM
Rutland Library
Alan LePain, local railroad enthusiast and historian is presenting the history of the Central MA. Railroad and its connection to Rutland’s history Light refreshments will be served.

Rail Hike
September 21, 2019

9:00AM
Future Greenways Visitors Center, Miles Rd
Wachusett Greenways and RHS are hosting a hike on the Rail Trail to learn about the history of the Central MA. Railroad and visit the historic site of the 1932 Train Wreck. Railroad enthusiast and historian Alan LePain will be our guest speaker and help your imagination bring the past alive! RHS historians will also share the history of the Muschopauge Railroad Station, Moulton Pond (now called Calkins Pond) and nearby saw mill. Christy Barnes Audubon Naturalist from Wachusett Greenways will give a nature tour along the trail as well.
The difficulty level of the hike is easy along the nearly flat railroad bed. Please wear comfortable sneakers or hiking boots. Water, a snack and insect repellent are all recommended. Please join us in this first- time event!

Fall Festival of Forgotten Arts and Farmers’ Market
October 19, 2019

9:00AM – 2:00PM
Rutland Town Common
Old time crafts, new crafts, food, fresh produce, children’s games and much more will be happening. This year due to popular demand, scarecrow making and pumpkin carving will be included with the children’s activities. Come and check it out.

Festival of Trees
December 6th, 7th and 8th

7:00PM
Congregational Church and Rutland Library
The Festival of Trees will be December 6th with the Merrimack Valley Ball Ringers at the Congregational Church and the 7th and 8th with the Festival of Trees at the library. Enter a tree, a wreath, a gingerbread, visit the labyrinth on the common, and be there for the official tree lighting at 6:30 pm on Saturday.

 

The Historical Society is pleased to provide events and activities for all ages.
Check back often for more events and details!

Treelighting2017
Tree Lighting 2017