Shrewsbury Historical Society
“The Lost Village of Prattville”
Speaker: Erik Larson
Wednesday, April 23, 2014
Shrewsbury Historical Society's 1830 Brick Schoolhouse
on the Town Common (Church Road)
Free and open to the public
Questions? Call Erik at 1-774-230-5826
About the Program:
Travel back in time to Shrewsbury's lost village of "Prattville". Located only 1/2 mile east of Shrewsbury Center, the bustling village of Prattville was home to many historically significant residents and businesses during the early 1800’s. Come join us on this rare photographic tour of the village, its homes, and businesses including the firehouse, general store, tannery and livery, from its start to the trolley days of the early 1900's.
About the Presenter:
Mr. Larson is currently the President of the Shrewsbury Historical Society. Past presentation to the Society include “Shrewsbury Then and Now,” “Built to Last: Preserving Shrewsbury’s Historic Homes,” “Stagecoach and Tavern Days in Shrewsbury, “The Shrewsbury News” and “Noteworthy Traditions of the Shrewsbury Brass Band.” He has portrayed historic residents on the Annual Cemetery Tour, and made history presentations before local community groups, churches and schools.
About the Shrewsbury Historical Society:
The Shrewsbury Historical Society was organized on January 7, 1898, and incorporated on June 23, 1902. It maintains its Meeting Hall and Museum in the 1830 Brick Schoolhouse on the Town Common (Church Road).
“The purpose of the Society shall be to keep alive and increase interest in the history of the Town of Shrewsbury; to collect and preserve items of special value, traditions, and curiosities; to encourage general public interest in its work; and to maintain such personal properties and real estate that may come under the control of the Society”.
The History of Shrewsbury not only reflects the History of America, it has had influence upon it. An appreciation for this history and a sense of community pride impel the Historical Society to honor the past and the role that Shrewsbury people have played in it.
The Shrewsbury Historical Society Museum and Store in the Brick Schoolhouse on the Common, is open Saturdays from September through May, from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm (closed holiday weekends) and is free of charge. New members are always welcome. To download a membership form, http://www.shrewsburyhistoricalsociety.org/membership%20application.jpg