The Hardwick Historical Society Journal started in 2008 as an 8-page way to share the work done by writer Tom Dunn and researcher Lorraine Hussey. They had created a series of presentations for the people of Hardwick, and Tom decided to put portions of it into a little journal for Hardwickians who no longer lived here. Businessman Dona Bessette provided the funds to publish it, and after the second year, advertisers covered the costs of publishing it.
Tom Dunn edited the Journal until his health failed. After a lapse of about 2 years, Elizabeth H Dow became the editor.
The HHS Journal features articles about Hardwick history. Every issue, the first article carries news of Society activity, but the rest describes or analyses something about historical people, places, or events in Hardwick. The editor assumes that the topics in the Journal may never attract serious research again, so she insists on as much documentation as possible to assure readers that they can rely on the veracity of what they read.

The Board of Directors has decided to publish early issues here, but has included a Table of Contents and an Index; both cover more content than the issues included here (coming soon). To buy a copy of those issues not posted on the website, contact us – info@

Updated: 5/29/2021