The Old Fiske Museum is located just off the town common at 55 East St. here in the center of Wrentham.
Each month we feature different artifacts from Wrentham's History and display them for all to enjoy!
The Historical Commission is working to preserve Wrentham's heritage.
The historic Wampum house, one of the oldest buildings in Wrentham and one of the oldest towns in Massachusetts, is being renovated and preserved. The Commission, through private contributions and volunteer efforts, has improved and continues to improve this Colonial property. When driving by Wampum Corner, take a look at the house!
Interested in getting a historic marker on your home? Check out our Plaque Program.
In March 2018, the Historical Commission had a preservation needs assessment conducted by the Northeast Document Conservation Center. Their report can be read below. It is the intention of the Commission to follow the outlined recommendations to preserve and protect the documents, photographs, and artifacts pertaining to Wrentham's history in the Old Fiske Museum.
Gregory Stahl, Chairman
Leo Baldyga, Vice Chairman
Kim Shapala, Acting Treasurer and Secretary
Historical Commission Meetings
Our meetings are held on the 3rd Tuesday of each month. Meetings start at 7:00 pm Old Fiske Museum, 55 East Street. All meetings are open to the public.
The Historical Commission holds an Open House on the first Sunday of the month 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. except for the months of September and December. September's Open House occurs in conjunction with Wrentham Day. December is the annual Holiday Open House. This year's date is Sunday, December 8, 2019, 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.
The Wrentham Historical Commission is not to be confused with the Wrentham Historical Society. The society was a private club which was dissolved in 2013. The Commission is a body of Town government, its members being appointed by the Board of Selectmen.