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Bacon Free Library
58 Eliot St, Natick, MA 01760
Overlooking the Charles River, a visit to the Bacon Free Library is a visit back in time to 1881, when the structure wasMore built. With various holiday arts and crafts, a visit from Santa around Christmas, Mardi Gras celebrations, year-round fundraisers, artist displays, talks by authors, pre-school story hour and more, the Bacon Free Library is a place to keep everyone in town entertained. Local artists have the opportunity to put their works on display. The library offers reduced price admission passes to the Boston Children's Museum and the Museum of Science. Volunteers work to keep the gardens surrounding the library in beautiful condition for all visitors to enjoy. The Bacon Free Library also houses the Natick Historical Society.
Natick Historical Society
58 Eliot St, Natick, MA 01760
Located in the lower level of the historic Bacon Free Library, the Natick Historical Society and museum is home to someMore of Natick's cherished artifacts. The collection includes The Natick Indian Community founder John Eliot's Indian Bible from the 1600s, as well as items once belonging to Harriet Beecher Stowe, Horatio Alger Jr. and the 20th U.S. Vice President Henry Wilson, who grew up in town. The museum also features a collection of North and South American birds. Various events and musical and historical performances, history talks, tours and farm events are held throughout the year. Visitors may receive help with research courtesy of docents.
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