The Reading Antiquarian Society


The Reading Antiquarian Society, a non-profit organization founded in 1916, is dedicated to the preservation and education of Reading's historical and cultural background. The Society maintains the Parker Tavern, holds meetings about Reading history and other related subjects, observes important town anniversaries, and collects and preserves articles representing life in Reading in earlier times. The Society sponsors exhibits and special events at the Parker Tavern, historical lectures and provides tours of Parker Tavern for school groups.

All objects in the museum collection are to be preserved and shared by future generations.


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Get Involved!
The Board of Directors is currently looking for candidates to serve on the Board as well as volunteers to help out at meetings. The Board of Directors plans new programming and fundraising opportunities and oversees the care of the Tavern and its collection. Volunteer opportunities may include serving refreshments, helping with mailings, publicity, newsletter, etc. Please speak with one of the Board members at any event to let us know your interest.

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The Reading Antiquarian Society cannot function without your support! Please visit our
Membership page to find out how you can help RAS continue it's work. Thank you

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Parker Tavern, 103 Washington Street, Reading, MA 01867 ~ Tours held Sundays, 2:00 to 5:00 p.m., May through October.