Local & State History Collections

The following organizations focus on preserving and making available the history, life, and culture of Massachusetts. Most of them concentrate on the state as a whole or the wider New England region, while others exclusively collect the history of Hingham. These organizations hold such materials as personal and family documents (letters, diaries, etc.), genealogies, maps, photographs, drawings, paintings, textiles, objects, business records, and rare books.


Type Physical Address
Phone Number
Hingham Historical Society
34 Main Street
P.O. Box 434
Hingham, MA 02043
Massachusetts Historical Society
1154 Boylson Street
Boston, MA 02215
Boston Public Library, Rare Books and Manuscripts
Central Library
McKim Building
3rd Floor
700 Boylson Street
Boston, MA 02116
State Library of Massachusetts, Special Collections
State House
Room 55
24 Beacon Street
Boston, MA 02133
Historic New England, Library and Archives
Otis House
141 Cambridge Street
Boston, MA 02114