Lincoln Militia Men Fifes & Drums

Five members of the Fifes & Drums of the Lincoln Militia Men entertained at Weston's Spring Fling, May 2009. WHS volunteers gave tours of the Josiah Smith Tavern and served lemonade and cookies on the porch. Special thanks to Mary Harder. (Photo courtesy of Glen Harder, l-r: Don Hafner, Ruth Hodges, and Weston residents Reed Harder, Mary Harder, and Kelly Pendergast)


Lands Sake Poster

The Society collects Weston-related items from all time periods, including this 2008 Land's Sake Harvest poster. We welcome donations.


Davenport painting, half cleaned

Henry Davenport's oil painting of the rear of the Josiah Smith Tavern was professionally cleaned for the 2011 Artists Look at Weston exhibition.


Pam Fox setting up new exhibit

Pam Fox setting up a new exhibit at the WHS display case at the Weston Public Library.


The Weston Historical Society


The Weston Historical Society Inc. is a private, non-profit organization run entirely by volunteers. It was founded in 1963 at the time of the town's 250th Anniversary. Click here for historical information about the Society and how it differs from the Weston Historical Commission, which is part of town government.

Our Mission

Our mission is to collect, preserve, and make available artifacts relating to the history of Weston, and to educate residents about our community heritage.


The Society’s collections include objects, photographs, books, and archival records and memorabilia.

Programs and Exhibitions

The society fulfills its educational mission through lectures, publications, our website, and exhibitions such as Artists Look at Weston and our acclaimed tercentennial exhibition The Farmers' Precinct: Three Hundred Years of Weston History."

Our Funding

Funding for the Weston Historical Society comes primarily from membership dues and additional member contributions. Your membership is vital to our mission. For special projects we seek special gifts and grants. The society also has a small endowment.


The Weston Historical Society is located in the Josiah Smith Tavern, 358 Boston Post Road, across from the Weston Town Green.

Josiah Smith Tavern at Christmas

Josiah Smith Tavern at Christmas 2008

Open Hours

Most Tuesdays 9-12 noon and by appointment (781-893-3093)

Mailing Address

Weston Historical Society
P.O. Box 343
Weston, MA 02493


The Weston Historical Society maintains display cases in the Weston Public Library reading room and Town Hall first floor hallway. New exhibits go first to the library and, approximately six weeks later, to the Town Hall.

To see a partial list of topics of previous exhibits, go to the Discover Weston page.