Fire at the Meeting House

A September 2008 fire was confined to the attic of Sturdy Hall, causing some structural damage but mostly water damage.

Ann Lee

Mother Ann Lee, founder of the Shakers, established a community in Harvard in 1781, the second oldest Shaker settlement in the United States.

Amos Bronson Alcott

Amos Bronson Alcott was an American teacher, writer, philosopher, and reformer. Alcott founded Fruitlands, a transcendental experiment in communal living.

William Bowles Willard

In 1870, William Bowles Willard (1801-1891), lifelong resident of Still River, donated a pipe organ to the Still River Baptist Church.

William Henry Savage

Born November 21, 1830, William Henry Savage was an adventurer and enlistee in the Union Army. When the Civil War began in 1861, Savage was among the first from Harvard to enlist.

Louisa May Alcott

Louisa May Alcott lived in the town of Harvard, for a short time. She moved from Concord, Mass., to Harvard in 1843 where she lived with her family until 1844.