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.

Maps

1875 map of Ashby

1875 Map of Ashby

This is a map done in 1875 by cartographers as part of a state wide mapping project. 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. This a limited edition. Six framed maps will be created this year and of those only four are offered for sale.

The map is 12 1/2" x 16". Framed it measures 18 1/2" x 22". This is an excellent gift for yourself or the Ashbyphile in your life.

Profits benefit the Ashby Historical Society. Call 386-5304 to pick up in Ashby or order online for local pickup.

Framed - $120

Map only - $28

Framed/Unframed

call 386-5304 for local pickup.

1875 map of Ashby

1850 Map of Ashby

This a hand drawn map of Ashby by George Hitchcock. The map was included in Hitchcock's "Memoirs of Ashby 1850" and was done in colored inks. This color map shows the roads, mills and includes names with many of the houses. It includes detailed map of Ashby Center.

George Hitchcock grew up on Main Street in Ashby in the 1840's and 1850's. In his later years he wrote a memoir of his time in Ashby which included this hand drawn map in colored inks. This a limited edition. Six framed color maps will be created this year and of those only four are offered for sale. To the best of our knowledge this is the first time this map has been offered in a color print.

The map is 20 1/2" x 13 1/4". Framed it measures 27" x 19 3/4".

Profits benefit the Ashby Historical Society. Call 386-5304 or order online and pickup locally. Sorry, we cannot ship this item.

Framed - sold out

Map only - $28

Unframed, map only

call 386-5304 for local pickup.

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.

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