History of Old Home Day

It was 107 years ago that Dover held its first Old Home Day, striving to bring the town together to strengthen ties that bind people to each other and also to this wonderful town.

The original invitation pronounced:

"we invite all former residents, her absent sons and daughters and descendants of the same ... to visit the town during our "Old Home Day" celebration to revive memories of other days and together visitng the churches on the hill, where we taught the truth; the old cemetery where our ancestors lie and; the school houses where our ideas were enlarged, and the brooks/fields/pastures ... and all will interest us, inspiring us with noble thoughts and recalling the days of yore."

-Press of Natick Bulletin, 1903

We carry on this tradition each year sponsored by the Dover Historical Society with events beginning at 10 am with the Craft Show and concluding with a Grange Supper at 5 pm.
All are welcome and events are planned for all ages.