The Shirley Historical Society Museum will be open for visitors, researchers, and volunteers
most Mondays, Wednesdays and Saturdays from 10:00 am – 1:00 pm.
You may phone ahead to double check or to make an appointment 978-425-9328.
Friday October 1st – 5:00 – 7:00 pm Legion supper at War Memorial Building
Saturday October 2nd – Town Wide Yardsale Day, At the Museum, we will be selling books, vintage collectibles, housewares, and chili.
Friday October 8th – 5:00 – 7:00 pm Legion supper at War Memorial Building
Sunday October 10th – 12:30 pm – Guided Tour of Shirley Shaker Village sites. Reserved tickets must be purchased in advance. www.shirleyhistory.org.
Friday October 15th – 5:00 – 7:00 pm Legion supper at War Memorial Building
Friday October 22nd – 5:00 – 7:00 pm Legion supper at War Memorial Building
Saturday October 23rd – Recycling Day at Middle School parking lot
Sunday October 24th – 12:30 pm – Guided Tour of Shirley Shaker Village sites. Reserved tickets must be purchased in advance. www.shirleyhistory.org.
Saturday, November 6th – Historical Society Annual Meeting and supper with program featuring readings from historic local letters.
Thursday November 11th – at 11:00 Veteran’s Day Commemoration. Details TBA
November 12th and 13th – ShirleyArts! will present You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown at Ayer Shirley Middle School. Tickets will go on sale in October at www.shirleyarts.info
Guided Tours of
the Site of The Shirley Shaker Village
Sunday October 24, 2021
The Shaker Village property is part of the state prison system and it can only be accessed by special arrangement. Our tour begins inside a Shaker building with a brief illustrated lecture on the history of the Shakers and the Shirley Shaker Village. Visitors go inside three Shaker buildings and travel by prison van to various locations around the property.
Reservations must be made in advance for a cost of $15 per person, or $10 for Historical Society members.
Additional tours may be added for groups of 8.
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Make arrangements to start at the Museum for a slide talk explanation of early New England taverns, the effects of prohibition, and the growth of local drinking clubs. Then load your car with the tour leader and your guests and visit the sites of 21 Shirley drinking establishments. Cost is $75 per car for the private two hour talk and tour.
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