Built in 1828 by Artemas Dodge Baker, the District #5 Schoolhouse is one of the oldest surviving school buildings in the state. 

Take a tour through the years, reconstructing the fire station from 1900 through the present day. This image shows the station as it was in 1927.

The 1830 brick schoolhouse is probably one of the earliest surviving examples of the new type of school in the Worcester county area.

The new meeting-house had at first no steeple or bell, they waited forty-two years for those; the ornamentation, though simple, was artistic.

Shrewsbury has dedicated 31 squares to veterans and volunteers.  The dedications span six wars with veterans ranging in age from 18 to 70.


The purpose and goal of the Shrewsbury Historical 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 the Society's work and to maintain such personal properties and real estate that may come under the control of the Society.


Shrewsbury Historical Society

P.O. Box 641

Shrewsbury, MA 01545


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