The Weston Historical Society Inc. is a private, non-profit 501(c)(3) organization run entirely by volunteers. It was founded in 1963 at the time of the town’s 250th Anniversary. Read about the history of the Society and how it differs from the Weston Historical Commission, which is part of town government.


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


The Society’s collections include objects, photographs, archives, and books.

Programs and Exhibitions

The Society fulfills its educational mission through lectures, publications, our website, and exhibitions. The Society maintains display cases in the Weston Public Library reading room and Town Hall first floor hallway.

Major exhibitions have included “Artists Look at Weston,” “The Farmers’ Precinct: Three Hundred Years of Weston History,” and “Ready, Willing, and Able: A History of Weston Fire, Police, and DPW.”

Recent Events and Features

Information and photographs of past lectures and events can be found in the web archive of WHS “Home” news pages.


Funding for the Weston Historical Society comes primarily from membership dues and donations. Your membership is vital to our mission. Find out more about becoming a member.


In May 2019, the Weston Historical Society moved out of our long-term headquarters at the Josiah Smith Tavern, 358 Boston Post Road, across from the Weston Town Green. The collections are in storage until the planned restoration is completed. We will continue to answer research inquiries, provide access to materials, and sponsor lectures and programs at the Weston Public Library and other venues. View contact information.

Member Evening 2018