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.