Wakefield, Massachusetts History Online
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The Wakefield Historical Society has purchased a computer in order to catalog our collections. We are fundraising to meet this need. We'll also be needing volunteers to help us catalog!

Support the WHS by becoming a member. Memberships are available for $15 by sending a check to the Wakefield Historical Society, P.O. Box 1902, Wakefield.

Visit our museum! While you are there, purchase a copy of the new 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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* Information about our Museum

* Upcoming Event: Twilight Tour of the Old Burying Ground, Friday, October 25th, 5:15 p.m

* About the Wakefield's First Responders Exhibit: Opening on November 3rd. (link will open a pdf document)

* About the Museum Open Hours

Look for our revised schedule to be announced by December 1.


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

The Museum is open for visits. The new exhibit, Wakefield's First Responders, will open on Sunday, November 3rd.

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.

Join us for the Twilight Tour on October 25th.

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.