The Fitchburg Historical Society is a private non-profit membership-based organization. Anyone may become a member by paying annual dues. Our mission is to collect, preserve, interpret and make accessible the history of Fitchburg.
The Research Library is our most used resource. Hundreds of people every year look through our photo files, street directories, maps, documents, paintings, artifacts, and books, and find just the information they need to complete a project. We also have a substantial collection of artifacts that are available for research upon request.
Volunteers are busy cataloging archives and objects and placing information about them into a computerized database and once there it can be researched on line through a link on our website.
The Society conducts a number of different programs for the general public, for organizations and student groups. We also work closely with a number of organizations to improve the quality of life in Fitchburg. Among them are Fitchburg State University, the city of Fitchburg including the Mayor’s Office, the Fitchburg Public Schools and other governmental agencies, and the Fitchburg Cultural Alliance.