Who We Are

We are Williamstown’s History Center!

 The Williamstown Historical Museum is the OFFICIAL  custodian of Town artifacts

(by vote of town meeting, August, 1994)

The Williamstown Historical Museum is an admission-free museum and research center dedicated to explaining the history of the most northwestern township of Massachusetts.  read moreFounded in 1941 as the House of Local History, we endeavor to preserve and to promote knowledge of the town’s past.  Over the years we have grown into a museum with compelling, informative exhibits and a research center with a substantial archive of photos, objects and documents that relate to the evolution of our town.  Our collection includes items from the 1700s to the present day, as well as published works related to the town’s history.  Our board of directors, staff, devoted volunteers and loyal members help our organization thrive.  To learn more about our organization please visit our museum, explore our website, or give us a call.


Our Mission Statement

The purpose of the Williamstown Historical Museum is to promote interest in the history of the Williamstown area by collecting, cataloging, and preserving items of historical significance, and to increase the public’s knowledge of Williamstown’s past through educational exhibits, programs, events, research, publications, and any other functions which further this purpose.


The Williamstown Historical Museum Provides

  • Cataloging and archival preservation of items historically significant to Williamstown, MA
  • Exhibitions
  • Public programs on historical topics
  • Programs for school classes
  • Assistance to researchers
  • Resources for genealogists
  • Consultation to teachers, town groups, and other historical societies


Contact Us

We are located in the historic South Center School located at

32 New Ashford Road, Rt. 7 South, Williamstown, MA 01267

Next to the Store at Five Corners

Telephone: 413 458-2160

Email: [email protected]



Hours are currently restricted due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Saturday, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

(Appointments can be scheduled at other hours if necessary.  Please email or call us to schedule an appointment.)



Executive Director, Sarah Currie [email protected]