Douglas Historical Society

History Preserved

Our Mission

      The mission of the Douglas Historical Society Inc. is:  To promote research and education about the history of Douglas, Massachusetts; acquire protect, and preserve property, both real and personal, having historical significance.  To preserve and maintain the E.N. Jenckes Store Museum for purposes of depicting a general store and life in rural […]

Welcome to The Douglas Historical Society!

Welcome to the Douglas Historical Society Website The E.N. Jenckes Store is the home of the Douglas Historical Society. in 1972 Mialma and Helen Jenckes, the daughters of Edward.N.Jenckes, gifted the building to the Society preserving the legacy of this extraordinary historic General Store. The store, which is listed on the National Register of Historic […]

ANNUAL MEETING! April 28, 2018

Please join the Douglas Historical Society’s Board of Directors and meet the newly appointed 2018 officers and board members! Bring your input and suggestions! Sign up for becoming a docent at the society! Sign up to become a volunteer at the Douglas Farmer’s Market! We’ll have food and beverages provided. The Bylaws for the society […]

April 26 2018 Ken Gloss Old and Rare Books Lecture

Kenneth Gloss is the proprietor of the internationally known Brattle Book Shop in Boston’s Downtown Crossing section, will give a FREE and open talk THURSDAY April 26, 2018 at 6:30 pm at the Douglas Historical Society, located at E.N. Jenckes Store Museum 283 Main St. Ken will discuss the value of old and rare books. […]

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