About the Museum

The Botsford House, our original home.

The Botsford House, our original home,
currently a private residence.

The Williamstown Historical Museum was founded in 1941, as the Williamstown House of Local History, to preserve and to promote knowledge of the town’s history. Our goal is to document the diverse people and buildings, the associations and businesses, the institutions and events, which form the town’s history from the earliest days to the present time.

Our collection includes photographs, documents, and artifacts from the 1700s to the present day, as well as published works related to the town’s history.  We have a permanent display set up, and rotating exhibits which use many items in the collection to help educate our community on many aspects of the town’s history.

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 building at

32 New Ashford Road, Williamstown, MA 01267

Telephone: 413 458-2160


Email:  [email protected]


Wednesday – Friday  10 a.m. – 2 p.m. and Saturdays and Sundays 12 p.m. – 4 p.m.

(Appointments can be scheduled at other hours if necessary. Please call us.)


Executive Director, Sarah Currie [email protected]