For over 100 hundred years, the Hingham Historical Society has worked diligently to fulfill its mission of collecting, preserving, and exhibiting artifacts relevant to Hingham’s long and rich history. Its archives are located on the 3rd Floor of the Hingham Heritage Museum and Visitor Center, the Society’s headquarters located in the heart of Hingham Square.
Our archives encompass legal, commercial, civic, and personal documents spanning Hingham’s close to 400 year history and a large and growing collection of photographs documenting Hingham’s growth from the mid-19th century to this day. The recent expansion of the Heritage Museum building has enabled us to increase the research space and storage facilities associated with the Society’s archives.
This blog aims to raise the profile of the Society’s archives by highlighting the documentary and photographic treasures being safeguarded, for future generations and–as important–for us.
My mothers family the lorings have been there since 1635 and I grew up there too
Is there an initiative to digitize the historical pictures of Hingham and make them available to the public online?
Yes! We hope that you will take a look at our photo albums on Flickr.
Hello, I am trying to locate the grave of Isaac Sprague IV, the botanical and ornithological illustrator, and have had no luck. It is not in the database for cemeteries in Hingham, as well as several others I have checked. Thanks, Rebecca
Hi Rebecca. Isaac Sprague died in Wellesley, MA. Have you checked with the Wellesley Historical Society? Sprague’s son worked at the Athaneum in Boston and left it a lot of his father’s work. They
might have some information as well. I have never heard it said that Sprague was buried in Hingham and doubt he was.