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Thomas Sawin Homestead in Natick, 1692-?

This is the old Sawin house in Natick, photographed in 1936, from the American Antiquarian Society’s photographs of historical structures by Harriette Merrifield Forbes.The oldest part of the house was reportedly built in 1696 by Thomas Sawin, who made a deal with the Christian Native community of Natick to set up a sawmill and gristmill for them. He legally lived in Sherborn for another two decades.
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New England’s Meeting Houses in Westford, 7 April

History / US History : Boston 1775 (3 years ago)

On Thursday, 7 April, the Westford Museum will host an illustrated talk on “New England’s Colonial Meeting Houses and Their Impact on Society” by photographer Paul Wainwright.Wainwright’s photographs of the region’s oldest surviving... Read Post

AAS Fellowship Applications Due in January

History / US History : Boston 1775 (4 years ago)

The American Antiquarian Society in Worcester offers fellowships every year to allow folks to study its collections of American manuscripts, printed works of all kinds, newspapers and periodicals, photographs, lithographs, broadside... Read Post

New Old Letters from Isaiah Thomas

History / US History : Boston 1775 (2 years ago)

The American Antiquarian Society recently acquired twelve letters written by its founder, Isaiah Thomas. Among them are two to William Tudor, Jr., a Boston editor (and son of the America military’s first judge advocate general). Acc... Read Post

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