Local History

The mission of the Local History Room is to collect, preserve, and make accessible materials with historic significance to the Town of Billerica, as well as supporting materials from surrounding towns, the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, and elsewhere that inform Billerica’s history and development. These materials are available to researchers and the general public to answer as many research questions on Billerica genealogy and history as possible. The Billerica Public Library holds these material in trust for future generations, and therefore they can be examined in the Local History Room only.

Local History Room Policy

 

Contact

Kathy Meagher
Local History/Reference Librarian
[email protected]
978-671-0948


Highlights:

Heritage Quest    Paid for by the Billerica Public Library

Your Library’s Resource for US Federal Census Data, Freedman’s Bank Records,  Revolutionary War Pension, City Directories and much more.


Billerica, Massachusetts: History Captured on Glass

H.W. Sheldon and sign

 

These images were taken by Natt Hutchins, a photographer from North Billerica, with the assistance of H. W. Sheldon. Together, they captured life in Billerica at the turn of the 20th century.

View Hutchins Collection

 

 

 

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