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The Society is dedicated to preserving Bolton's rich historic past, from its founding in 1720 to the 21st century. We annually award the Evelyn W. Halloran Memorial Scholarship and recently helped erect a Veterans Monument and Honor Roll on the Bolton green. We sponsor an annual "Heritage Day" to educate and involve residents in their town's history.

What's New?


Friday, Sept. 25

Bolton Lions Club Pasta Supper — 5:00–8:00 p.m., Bolton Center School

Why Preserving Bolton Matters — 7:30 p.m., Chandler Hall Bolton Congregational Church

Hear from a panel of experts why preserving land is good for Bolton, and learn what some of your neighbors have already done to preserve our most special places. (Sponsored by the Bolton Land Trust)

Saturday, Sept. 26

An Evening of Homegrown Music — 7:00–11:00 p.m., Bolton High School

Enjoy the sweet sounds of The North Cove Rogues, a folk rock trio; The Sweet Tarts, a local duet of female muses; and Bolton's own Dennis Sheridan and Karan Bycholski singing their favorites for you! (Sponsored by the Bolton Board of Selectmen and the Heritage Farm Commission)

For more information, check out
and click on the link for Boards and Commissions - Heritage Farm Commission
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100th Anniversary of Town Hall

In commemoration of the 100th anniversary of the building of what is now the Bolton Town Hall, the Society is selling a canvas bag with a new graphic. The bag is available for $10 in the town clerk's office at Bolton Town Hall. Checks may be made payable to: Bolton Historical Society.

The Bolton Hall & Library was constructed in 1914 by members of The Bolton Grange. The Hall was originally a meeting space for the Grange Society, where many functions, dances and plays were held. Read More About It!

Historic Bolton

Print these documents and take a self-guided tour of Bolton's Historic Homes and Sites:

      Bolton's 18th Century Homes & Historic Sites
      Bolton's 19th Century Homes

We welcome you to explore our website:

    ARCHIVES - Articles written by town historians and published in local newspapers, covering topics from pre-Revolutionary to modern times.

    BHS NEWS - Become a member, read about upcoming events, peruse the minutes from recent meetings.

    BHS SHOP - Purchase Bolton-themed notecards, prints, books, and totebags. Proceeds benefit the Society.

    CEMETERIES - Indices from both of Bolton's cemeteries (to 1934), photos of many of the old tombstones, and an illustrated guide to some of the colonial carvers represented here.

    CONTACTS - Contact information for BHS officers, town historian, and webmaster.

    PHOTOS - Albums of Heritage Day and natural history photos.

    LINKS - Explore other historical websites and learn more about our history!

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