Local History Collections

Types of Materials
The Town of Hingham has a rich and varied history. Thanks to the efforts of many former and current residents, Hingham’s past has been preserved at the Library. The Historical Collection contains materials detailing the history of Hingham from the 1630s to the present. These important records include the following:
  • Genealogies and Vital Records
  • Town Histories, Church Records and Town Reports
  • Maps, Art Work and Scrapbooks
  • Rare Books and Historical Photographs
Collection Guides
To learn more about the materials available to you at the library, please view our collection guides or contact a reference staff member.

Visiting the Collection
The Historical Collection is located in the Loring and Wilder Rooms on the second floor of the library. It is recommended that patrons make an appointment in advance by calling the Reference Department at 781-741-1405, ext. 1404 or sending an email.
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