The Hardwick Historical Society Journal first appeared 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. Tom Dunn edited the Journal until his health failed, and after a lapse of about 2 years, Elizabeth H Dow became the editor.

The HHS Journal features articles about Hardwick history. In every issue, the first article carries news of Society activity, but the rest of the Journal 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 issues of the Journal up to a year from the most recent volume, i.e., at the end of Volume 11, we will make Volume 10 available. The Board has also included a Table of Contents and an Index which cover the entire life of the publication. The reader can search either document using the Control F (Intel) or Command F (Apple) function of a computer keyboard or through the magnifying glass icon on a mobile device. To buy a copy of issues not posted on the website, contact us – info@

Updated: 4/01/2022