Sarah Clayes house photo



On Friday, October 23rd, 2015, the Clayes House went up for public foreclosure auction.  The bank that owns it was the highest bidder, winning the auction.  This means that the house is free and clear for the bank to donate the property to our project!!

This has been a labor of love of countless people over the past 10+ years.  We are enormously grateful to all of our supporters!

Here is some press on the auction:

Boston Globe, 10/23/15: Framingham 'witch house' may finally get new owner

Metrowest Daily News, 10/24/15:  Happy, emotional end to Framingham 'witch house' foreclosure auction


Please Help Us Save the Sarah and Peter Clayes House!!! 

This is one of the most important historic properties in the Town of Framingham, but it is in danger of demolition by neglect.  Will you please help?  Please take a look at the four newsletters that we have written about this project (the top tabs of this page) for more information.  THANK YOU!

Please Make a Gift to This Vital Project!!!

Thanks to the Land Conservation Advocacy Trust, we can now accept tax-deductible financial contributions to the Clayes House Preservation Project.  Click HERE to make an on-line donation. Thank you!  

Do you want more information, to be added to our e-newsletter distribution list, or want to volunteer for the Project?  

Contact Janice Thompson at or 978-604-0869.  

"Thank you for your tireless efforts to save this precious remnant of our colonial past. Our nation is currently living through much hardship and anger. Regardless of our individual political and social viewpoints, we would do well to reflect on devastating moments in our history, such as the Salem witch trials. The Sarah Clayes House teaches not only of persecution and intolerance but also of repentance, forgiveness, and simple permission to live a quiet life."

                        -- Amy Babcock, Donor to 

                the Sarah Clayes Preservation 



The Sarah Clayes Story is now on youtube!  Click here: 



Sarah Clayes visited the Framingham History Center's "Voices from the Burying Ground" program (10/25/14) -- click here for images taken by the Framingham Patch