Fitchburg Residents Invited to Visit Historical Society Annual Meeting on Wednesday, September 13

The Fitchburg Historical Society has announced the date of its Annual Meeting, which will be Wednesday, September 13, 2017 at 6:00 p.m. The meeting is open to the public, and free to attend.

The Fitchburg Historical Society has been welcoming the public to learn more about local history for 125 years. The Annual Meeting is a wonderful way for Fitchburg residents to learn something new about their city, and meet new people who are interested in local history. A longtime leader in documenting the history of culture and industry in central Massachusetts, the Fitchburg Historical Society has been based in new headquarters in the historic Phoenix Building at 781 Main Street since 2012.

The new exhibition hall has allowed the Historical Society to offer new changing exhibitions on Fitchburg history, drawn mainly from its large collection of documents, artifacts, and photographs. This fall, the exhibition is entitled “Fitchburg Immigrant Experience.” Visitors to the exhibition can learn more about their Fitchburg’s history of immigration and the way it shaped Fitchburg’s neighborhoods throughout the 19th and 20th centuries. The exhibition will highlight new acquisitions in the Fitchburg Historical Society collections.

The Fitchburg Historical Society is located at 781 Main Street, Fitchburg in the historic Phoenix building. There is abundant on-street parking near the Historical Society and free parking behind the building. The building is handicapped accessible.

A slate of officers that will be considered at the Annual Meeting elections and two new Board members will be voted upon. Current board member Kay Alverson-Hillman, a Fitchburg resident and retired Spanish and History teacher from the Lunenburg Public Schools, will stand for re-election.

For more information on the Annual Meeting, upcoming Fitchburg history programs or local history research, call 978-345-1157, email welcome (at), visit or