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Sutton Historical Society Events

Listed in the National Register of Historic Places in 2018, Manchaug Village is located in southwest Sutton, a gem in the Blackstone Valley National Heritage Corridor.  This small one-mile square area made national news several times during its time as a company-owned town in the 19th and early 20th centuries. These instances include a voting scandal, immigration issues, religious conversion, fire and flood.  Join the Sutton Historical Society at 7 p.m. on Thursday, April 18, 2024 at Vaillancourt Folk Art, 9 Main Street, Sutton for a presentation by Christine Watkins, Manchaug Historian, about the disastrous fire which occurred 100 years ago on April 16, 1924.  The presentation will include photos of the Village at that time as well as a discussion of events occurring before and after which had an impact on the Village.   
On Tuesday, May 7, 2024 at 1 pm at the Sutton Senior Center, 19 Hough Road, Sutton, the Society will welcome Ed Chrostowksi, Metal Detectorist and Society member, who will share his unique finds over several years from local Sutton properties.  From Revolutionary War artifacts to everyday items from the 18th and 19th centuries, Ed not only finds the items, but makes every attempt to tie them to the individuals who lived on the property telling the bigger story of life so many years ago.  Join us to understand why John Paul Jones may have visited Sutton Center, why a woman may have a special heel plate on her shoe, or how spoons were made in the early 19th century.  Ed will share some tips for those who may be interested in becoming a detectorist themselves. 
 Both of these events are free and open to the general public of all ages.  Information about all our events and our Society can be found at  Membership is open year-round and members do not have to reside in Sutton.