Ashby parade 1931July 4, 1931 parade on Main St., Ashby, Mass.

Ashby 250th Celebration Parade, June 11, 2017

Starting at 11:00 am at Allen Field and heading down Main Street.

Decorate the Historical Society Float

The Historical Society parade float will be celebrate the Family in Ashby and will feature a 19th century home setting with costumed riders. Volunteers are needed to decorate the float. We'll be decorating Thursday, June 8th through Saturday, June 10th in the barn at the Crocker Farm on Jewett Hill Rd. Times to be announced. If you would like to be involved in the Historical Society's part of the 250th Celebration just send an email and we'll be in touch with specifics.

Paint the Engine House Fund

We estimate the cost of hiring a painter to paint the Ashby Market side of the Old Engine House at $2,200. The Town has $1,500 in an account dedicated to the building. The difference needs to be made up by donations. Doug Leab has donated his time to paint the front of the building. We have already received a $100 donation from a member happy to see what Doug has done so far. If each of us will donate what we can afford we'll be able to complete the east side for the town bicentennial.

Books on Ashby

"Ashby Appeteasers" reprint of the original by Ashby Historical Society

This classic cookbook is hand written and illustrated by the family cooks of Ashby in 1950.

"Images of America: Ashby" by the Ashby Historical Society

Over 100 pages of historic photographs of Ashby places and people at work and play. Many have never before published.

"1875 Ashby Map" reprinted by the Ashby Historical Society

A reprint of the 1875 Ashby map on heavy stock.

Join the Society

Membership is inexpensive and easy and helps preserve your community's past. Join in Society projects, get involved and join the Board of Directors or just kick back and know you've helped preserve the memory and artifacts of those who built our community. Join