Hopkinton Historical Society: Celebrating Hopkinton's Fitch Family: How One Family Influenced Our Town & America

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Establishing roots here in the 1700s, the extended Fitch family made significant contributions to the life of Hopkinton and beyond. Early members included the prominent clergymen Elijah Fitch and Nathaniel Howe. In the 19th century, family members were farmers, town employees, abolitionists, political activists and Civil War soldiers. Descendants include best-selling children's author Lucy Fitch Perkins who spent her high school years at the family home, Elmwood Farm on Ash Street, still standing today.

Hopkinton Historical Society's History Center celebrates this remarkable family with an on-going exhibit of the family's artifacts, letters and other materials along with a program series of four events during the coming months. The first event features descendant Jeremy Wyant on "The Fitch Family Through Pictures" on Sunday, Oct. 20 at 2:00 pm at 168 Hayden Rowe. Admission is free to Historical Society members and $5.00 for all others. Please join us!

The Hopkinton Cultural Council along with the Massachusetts Cultural Council are providing support for the Fitch Family program series.