VI. Resource Locations

American Antiquarian Society
185 Salisbury Street
Worcester, MA 01609
508-755-5221
Excellent research library, primary source collections of MA, Worcester families

American Association for State and Local History
1717 Church Street
Nashville, TN 37203
615-320-3203
Conferences, publications, booklets, videos on state and local history; grant programs.

Andover Historical Society
97 Main St.
Andover, MA 01810
978 -475-2236
Local history research library, open weekdays.

Bay State Historical League
No Longer In Existence (June, 2005)
Information on MA and local history at regional and annual meetings, workshops, newsletter.

Berkshire Athenaeum
1 Wendell Avenue
Pittsfield, MA 01201
413-499-9488

Boston Athenaeum
10 1/2 Beacon Street
Boston MA 02108
617-227-0270

The Boston Historical Society and Museum (formerly the Bostonian Society)
Old State House, 206 Washington St.
Boston, MA 02109
617-720-1713 and 617-720-3291.
Fax: 617-720-3289
Contains over 6500 volumes and 20,000 historic photos. Use is available free of charge.

Boston Public Library
700 Boylston Street
Boston, MA 02116
617-536-5400
Good libraries on local histories, special collections.

Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints
Branch Library
304 Main Street
Foxboro, MA 02035
617-238-7496

Commonwealth Museum at Columbia Point
220 Morrissey Blvd.
Boston, MA 02125
617-727-9268
Exhibits, school/community programs, education materials.

Concord Museum
200 Lexington St.
Concord, MA 01742
978 -369-9763
Fax: 978-369-9660

Connecticut Valley Historical Museum
194 State Street
West Springfield, MA 01089
413-263-6800
Exhibits, school/community programs, research library, education materials.

Five College Partnership
97 Spring Street
Amherst, MA 01002
413-256-8316

Forbes Library
20 West Street
Northampton, MA 01060
413-587-1011

Hancock Shaker Village, Inc.
Route 20
Pittsfield, MA 01201
413-443-0188

Historic New England (formerly Society for the Preservation of New England Antiquities)
141 Cambridge Street
Boston, MA 02114
617-227-3956
Contact Education Department and Archives

Immigrant City Archives
6 Essex Street
Lawrence, MA 01840
978 -686-9230
Fax: 978-975-2154

Institute of Massachusetts Studies
Westfield State College
P.O. Box 1630
Westfield, MA 01086
413-568-3311
Fosters research, plans conferences, publishes Historical Journal of Massachusetts and books, assists libraries.

Lowell National Historical Park
67 Kirk Street
Lowell, MA 01852
978-970-5000

Massachusetts Archives at Columbia Point
220 Morrissey Boulevard
Boston, MA 02125
617-727-2816
Fax: 617-288-8429
Census records, vital statistics, tax lists, maps, legislation affecting towns/cities.

Massachusetts Council for the Social Studies
c/o George G. Watson, Jr., Executive Secretary
7 Ambrosia Lane
Pocasset, MA 02559
Conferences, workshops, meetings. State and regional council network. Publications, newsletter.

Massachusetts Historical Commission
220 Morrissey Blvd.
Boston, MA 02125
617-727-8470
Fax: 617-727-5128
Historical site inventory forms, with original photos; archeological site survey forms by towns; historic site maps; index of MA properties in National Register for Historic Places.

Massachusetts Historical Society
1154 Boylston Street
Boston, MA 02215
617-536-1608
Fax: 617-859-0074
Library of MA material, 14 million manuscripts, 3000 individual collections.

Massachusetts State Library
Massachusetts State House
Boston, MA 02122
617-727-2590, Reference Desk
Good local history collection; biographical information on legislators; no primary documents; collections do not circulate.

National Heritage Museum (formerly Museum of our National Heritage)
38 Marrett Road, Route 2A
Lexington, MA 02421
781 -861-6559

National Park Service
15 State Street
Boston, MA 02109
Boston National Historical Park
617-242-5610

New England Folklore Center
c/o Lowell Historic Preservation Commission
222 Merrimack Street, Suite 310
Lowell, MA 01852
508-459-1131
Exhibits, programs, education materials.

New England Historic Genealogical Society
101 Newbury Street
Boston, MA 02116
617-536-5740

New England Museum Association
22 Mill Street, Suite 409
Arlington , MA 02476
781-641-0013
Fax: 781-641-0053
Listing of museums of New England; conferences and study groups include local history exhibits, resources.

Old Sturbridge Village
1 Old Sturbridge Village Road
Sturbridge, MA 01566
508-347-3362.
Catalog of living history resources through Gift Shop at same address.

Paul Revere House
19 North Square
Boston, MA 02113
617-523-2338
Fax: 617-523-1775

Peabody Essex Museum
150 Essex Street
Salem, MA 01970
978 -745-1876

Shelburne Museum
U.S Route 7, PO Box 10
Shelburne, VT 05482
802-985-3346
Fax: 802-985-2331

South Street Seaport Museum
207 Front Street
New York, NY 10038
212-748-8600
Fax: 212-748-8610

Springfield Library
220 State Street
Springfield, MA 01103
413-263-6828

United States Geological Survey
Eastern Region and Headquaters
12201 Sunrise Valley Drive
Reston , VA 20192
703-648-4000
Write for catalog for your area.

Worcester Historical Museum
30 Elm Street
Worcester, MA 01609
508-753-8278

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