Wakefield, Massachusetts History Online
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Support the WHS by becoming a member. Memberships are available for $20 per household or $15 per individual, by sending a check to the Wakefield Historical Society, P.O. Box 1902, Wakefield. Download a membership form.

To facilitate the membership process, you can join the Historical Society or make a donation toward the upkeep of the museum and collections via a PayPal payment,

The Wakefield Historical Society is a 501 (c)3 nonprofit organization. Donations are tax deductible.

Visit our museum! While you are there, purchase a copy of the Arcadia publication: Images of America: Wakefield Revisited. All author royalties from that volume are being donated to the support of the Museum.

If you have objects that you believe should be preserved as part of Wakefield Historical Society's collection, contact us! We'll be glad to talk to you about it. (781-246-3070) or email here.

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Museum Open Hours:

Last Sunday of the month, 1:00 - 3:00 p.m.*

* will resume in November, with the installtion of

our new exhibit:

"Wakefield Wicker."

or by appointment.

Overview of Wakefield's history here . Email us here.


* Information about our Museum

* About the Wakefield Historical Society


Take our online Lakeside Tour!

Click here for the link!



*Wakefield Heritage Day, September 26

* Wakefield Veterans' Exhibit

Featuring the Museum's extensive collection of uniforms and military memorabilia. To donate or lend items for display for the Exhibit, contact us.

* Annual Events: Twilight Tour of the Old Burying Ground,


Take our Walking Tour of Church/Prospect Streets.


Coming Soon! The Wakefield Wicker Exhibit. Debuts in November.


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These are research opportunities for those seeking information about their properties, families, or the town.

The Museum is open for visits.

To arrange a special tour for a school group, scout group or other group of interested individuals, send us an email or call 781-246-3070.


Wakefield Historical Society NEWS

Recent acquisitions:

A collection of Arrowheads found at the Wakefield/Reading line.

The EE Boit Home sign and photographs of Miss Boit.

A nineteenth century engraving of President Lincoln

(see our facebook page for more information about acquisitions.)

The Wakefield Historical Society recently received a grant from the Massachusetts Cultural Council to aid in the preservation of a historic painting.

On Pond Lane is attributed to listed artist Henry Cheever Pratt, whose work is also on display at the Peabody Essex Museum and the Boston Athenaeum. The painting, above, shows Lake Quannapowitt and lakeside circa 1870.

Want news of the Historical Society's activities and information? Join our email-list. Send an email here.

Visit the Wakefield Historical Commission website.