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Membership, Donations, Volunteer


By joining the Ashby Historical Society you help the ongoing effort to preserve Ashby’s history. The Society has been at work preserving the legacy of those who have built our town for over 100 years. Do your part to keep the effort going.

Your membership will allow you to receive invitations to special events, participate in the annual meeting, join others preserving our heritage and have fun participating in the community. If you would like to help we need editors for our newsletter, display designer and set up, handyman to assist with displays and minor repairs, docent for tours and anything else we haven’t thought of.

Print Form to join Ashby Historical Society

  • single – $20
  • family – $25
  • single senior – $15
  • family senior – $20
  • contributor – $50
  • donor – $100
Membership Type


Donations are always appreciated and go toward maintaining the Old Engine House and preserving the collection of artifacts and documents relating to Ashby’s history.

Raise the Roof Fundraiser

We are raising funds to replace the roof on the garage portion of the Old Engine House. The roof is a felt and tar roof that has reached the end of its life. It is leaking causing rot at the eaves and black mold on the interior ceiling. The cost to replace the roof with a new rubber roof is $15,000. We will use money from our operating budget but it is not near enough to cover the cost. We’re relying on donations to make up the difference. Donate Now with Credit Card or PayPal or mail to: Ashby Historical Society, PO Box 90, Ashby, MA 01431

$2,000 Matching Donation!

A generous donor has offered to match the first $2,000 in donations that come in before November 15th. You can make you money go twice as far! To date we have received $1,500 in donations that have been doubled! Donate now to help us take advantage of this generous offer.

Workers Credit Union Donates $1,000

Workers Credit Union, working with United Way, has donated $1,000 to Raise the Roof! We thank Workers Credit Union for their commitment to the community.

All Your Money Goes to Preservation and Programs

We operate with an all volunteer staff so 100% of your donation goes to preservation or programs. Donations over the membership rate include membership. Donations of objects related to Ashby history are encouraged. The Society is a 501(c)(3) organization and all donations are tax deductible.

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The Ashby Historical Society is a volunteer organization. We rely on volunteers for everything from pies to painting. Volunteering can be as little as few hours per year to taking on a long term project. It’s an easy way to contribute to the Society and the community. Call us today and tell us in what way you can help. There is something for for nearly all vocations, ages and skill levels. Give it a try.