General Store, Ashby Historical Society

Ashby Historical Society
General Store

Main Street in 1890's

Products

"Your purchase of books, maps and other items helps support the Historical Society. Members receive a 10% discount. We can ship the item to you or hold it for pickup."

The Ashby Historical Society was organized in 1900 to preserve and encourage interest in Ashby's history. Originally located in School House #1 on New Ipswich Rd., we are now housed in the Old Engine House at 846 Main Street. The Society is supported by member donations, fund raisers throughout the year and the sale of books and mementos on Ashby history. The Ashby Historical Society is a 501(c)(3) tax exempt organization.

Books

book cover Ashby Appeteasers

Ashby Appeteasers, 1950

The Historical Society has reprinted the classic 1950 cookbook, Ashby Appeteasers. Each page contains a hand written recipe with a hand drawn illustration by Ashby's finest cooks in 1950. Contents include sandwiches, casseroles, breads, salads, pies, pickles, and Finnish dishes. 196 pages. Profits benefit the Ashby Historical Society. Call 386-7981 to pick up in Ashby or order online to have it shipped. We can mail to any U.S. address. These make great gifts for friends who have moved from Ashby over the years. $20.00. Members receive a 10% discount. Profits benefit the Ashby Historical Society. Call 386-7981 to pick up in Ashby or order online to have it shipped. We can mail to any U.S. address.

Or call 386-7981 for local pickup.

Or send a check for $20.00 plus $7.25 shipping to Ashby Historical Society, PO Box 90, Ashby MA 01431.

book cover History of Ashby 1890-2000

History of Ashby 1890-2000

This book covers Ashby history from 1890 to the end of the 20th century in superb detail. With numerous photographs and illustrations it includes sections on religion, community, agriculture. stores and industry, the Finnish community, and more. It was written by multiple authors from the Historical Society and offers a variety of views of Ashby in the 20th century. 163 pages. $15.00. Members receive a 10% discount. Profits benefit the Ashby Historical Society. Call 386-7981 to pick up in Ashby or order online to have it shipped. We can mail to any U.S. address.

Or call 386-7981 for local pickup.

Or send a check for $15.00 plus $6.50 shipping to Ashby Historical Society, PO Box 90, Ashby MA 01431.

book History of Ashby

History of Ashby, 1740-1890

This publication is excerpted from the History of Middlesex County. Ithamar B. Sawtelle wrote the sections on Ashby and Townsend and perhaps other towns. The publication begins in the 1740's with the attack on the John Fitch garrison and covers Ashby through the 1880's. It has a wealth of information on Ashby in the 19th century. 26 pages. $10.00. Members receive a 10% discount. Profits benefit the Ashby Historical Society. Call 386-7981 to pick up in Ashby or order online to have it shipped. We can mail to any U.S. address.

Or call 386-7981 for local pickup.

Or send a check for $10.00 plus $6.50 shipping to Ashby Historical Society, PO Box 90, Ashby MA 01431.

book Images of America, Ashby

Images of America, Ashby, 2015

A new book looking at Ashby's history through the camera lens. Over 200 photographs of Ashby's past including the earliest know school class photo (1864), Damon's steam powered rock crusher, horse drawn school buses at the high school and more. Each photo is accompanied by a caption explaining the photo. 127 pages. $21.99. Members receive a 10% discount. Profits benefit the Ashby Historical Society. Call 386-7981 to pick up in Ashby or order online to have it shipped. We can mail to any U.S. address.

Or call 386-7981 for local pickup.

Or send a check for $21.99 plus $7.25 shipping to Ashby Historical Society, PO Box 90, Ashby MA 01431.

Maps

1875 map of Ashby

1875 Map of Ashby

The Historical Society has reprinted the 1875 map of Ashby. This map shows the roads, mills and includes names with many of the houses. It includes detailed maps of Ashby Center and Mill Village. It is printed on heavy stock suitable for framing or displaying as is. $15.00. Profits benefit the Ashby Historical Society. Call 386-7981 to pick up in Ashby or order online to have it shipped. We can mail to any U.S. address.

Or call 386-7981 for local pickup.

Or send a check for $15.00 plus $7.25 shipping to Ashby Historical Society, PO Box 90, Ashby MA 01431.

Pair of Red Sox Tickets Raffle

Red Sox logo

A member of the Historical Society has generously donated a pair of season ticket Red Sox seats. Seats are for the Friday, August 17th 7PM game against Tampa Bay with a face value of $230. As season tickets the winner will also have access to the Royal Rooters booster club facility at the park.

Raffle tickets are a mere $7 each, or 4 for $25. The drawing will be held at the Ashby Band Concert on July 25th. Tickets are available through Nancy Catalini, Alan Pease and Doug Leab. We'll also be selling them at the band concerts and other events. You can also call Doug Leab at 978-386-5304 for tickets.

This is a great opportunity to support the Society while having a chance at a valuable prize in a season where the Sox are doing great!.

Select 1 raffle ticket for $7 or 4 tickets for $25 in the drop down menu.

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Or call 386-7981 for local pickup.

Or send a check for $15.00 plus $7.25 shipping to Ashby Historical Society, PO Box 90, Ashby MA 01431.

Business can participate in our corporate sponsor program and advertise in the quarterly newsletter, Ashby Historic Times.