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 Old Derby Academy, the historic building in Hingham Square that serves as the Society’s headquarters and will soon house the Hingham Heritage Museum.
The 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. Plans for the Hingham Heritage Museum include the expansion of research and storage facilities in 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.