The Harvard Historical Society, located at 215 Still River Road, is committed to preserving Harvard’s past for Harvard’s future and to helping you discover your town through educational and cultural programming that connects to our history. We are a private, not-for-profit organization that relies on membership and donations to maintain our buildings and our
collections and to support programs. The society’s archives, housed in the Curator’s Quarters, are extensive and document physical and governmental changes in Harvard, historical homes, and records of residents who have helped to shape the town. In our main building, formerly a
Baptist church, we have a large collection of furniture, textiles, paintings, and artifacts, all illustrative of Harvard’s past. We are unique in having furniture and objects from Harvard’s Shaker Village and a rare, historical organ. Pieces from the collections are on display and may
be seen at society events, or you may visit by appointment. Our administrative assistant, Judy Warner, is in the Curator’s office Mondays and Tuesdays from 1 to 5 p.m. and will be happy to show you around or assist you with research. Please call ahead.
Check out the Barn to Barn Tour pictures on the Barn Tour page!