The Norwood Historical Society traditionally holds meetings twice each year and sponsors social events for members and the public. Membership benefits also include free tours of the Fred Holland Day House and access to our archives.

To join the Norwood Historical Society, please click to fill out the membership form and send payment to us at 93 Day Street, Norwood, MA 02062. Or feel free to contribute your dues via the PayPal button below and email your membership information to

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Board of Directors:
Cashman Kerr Prince, President
George Curtis, Vice President
Linda Rau, Secretary
Bryan Burns, Treasurer

Steve Callahan
Karen DeNapoli
Laurie Kearney
Kim Ritchie

Past Presidents:
Don Ackerman
Kate Allendorf
Heather Cole
Robert Donahue
Patricia Fanning
John Grove
Bill Pudsey
Barbara Rand

The Society’s Bylaws were updated in 2020, to meet current best practices and following input from members.

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Warren E. Rhoads Dead at 73-This Day in Norwood History- September 26, 1912

Court Officer of Norfolk County and Had Been Tyler of a Masonic Lodge for 47 Years. NORWOOD. Sept 26—Warren E. Rhoads, one of the best-known citizens of Norwood, and widely…


The Indian Mortars Of Tiot-This Day in Norwood History-September 25, 1934

Photo showing supposed Native American “grinding holes” in the ledge near the Neponset River at Water Street, 1934. (Photograph by F.P. Orchard, colorized by the Norwood Historical Society) Norwood ERA…


Petters Despoil Norwood Cemetery-This Day in Norwood History- September 17, 1937

Nightly Drinking Parties Amid Gravestones NORWOOD, Sept 17—Norwood’s Old Cemetery, this town’s last surviving landmark of Colonial days, is being profaned by nightly drinking and petting parties and its beauty…


This Day in Norwood History- August 29, 1950-Walter F. Tilton, Norwood Banker and Philanthropist, Dies at 93

Walter F. Tilton (Photo colorized by the Norwood Historical Society) NORWOOD. Aug. 29—Walter F. Tilton. 93. of 49 Beech st., philanthropist. former Selectman and widely-known figure in banking and textile…