Who We Are

A Museum & Research Center

 The Williamstown Historical Museum is the OFFICIAL custodian of Town artifacts

(by vote of town meeting, August, 1994).

 

The Williamstown Historical Museum is an admission-free museum and research center dedicated to explaining the history of the most northwestern township of Massachusetts.  read moreFounded in 1941 as the House of Local History, we endeavor to preserve and to promote knowledge of the town’s past.  Over the years we have grown into a museum with compelling, informative exhibits and a research center with a substantial archive of photos, objects and documents that relate to the evolution of our town.  Our collection includes items from the 1700s to the present day, as well as published works related to the town’s history.  Our board of directors, staff, devoted volunteers and loyal members help our organization thrive.  To learn more about our organization please visit our museum, explore our website, or give us a call.

 

Our Mission Statement

The purpose of the Williamstown Historical Museum is to promote interest in the history of the Williamstown area by collecting, cataloging, and preserving items of historical significance, and to increase the public’s knowledge of Williamstown’s past through educational exhibits, programs, events, research, publications, and any other functions which further this purpose.

 

The Williamstown Historical Museum Provides

  • Cataloging and archival preservation of items historically significant to Williamstown, MA
  • Exhibitions
  • Public programs on historical topics
  • Programs for school classes
  • Assistance to researchers
  • Resources for genealogists
  • Consultation to teachers, town groups, and other historical societies

 

Contact Us

We are located in the Milne Public Library building at

1095 Main Street, Williamstown, MA 01267

Telephone: 413 458-2160

Email: [email protected]

Fax:  413 458-3085  (be sure to note “for Historical Museum”)

 

Hours

Tuesday – Friday  10am – 3pm  (Appointments can be scheduled at other hours if necessary.  Please email or call us to schedule an appointment.)

 

Staff

Director, Sarah Currie [email protected]