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Current Exhibitions

“Fitchburg Immigrant Experience”

Monday, August 28th – Wednesday, February 28th, 2018

More than most New England manufacturing towns, Fitchburg attracted immigrants from all over the world for two full centuries. Learn more about their cosmopolitan effect on Fitchburg and its neighborhoods, as illuminated by new acquisitions in the Fitchburg Historical Society collections. This exhibition is supported by a grant from MassHumanities.

Open hours: Mondays and Tuesdays, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.; Wednesdays, 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Free admission, donations accepted.

Free and open to the public



Wallace History Exhibition: A generation on wheels: “Iver Johnson and the Early Years of Cycling in Fitchburg”

June 18 – August 22, 2018, Open Mondays – Wednesdays

Fitchburg was an important center for bicycle manufacturing and racing during the early years of the sport, from the 1870’s through the 1920’s. This exhibition features over 50 Fitchburg-made Iver Johnson bicycles, artifacts and memorabilia, along with information about the city’s early bicycle racers and innovators.

Extra Public Hours on Sunday, July 1, 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Tuesday, July 3, 6:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.

Free admission, donations accepted.

Free and open to the public



Coming Fall 2018

Trapped in a Southern Prison: Fitchburg’s Civil War Letters

An exhibition including letters, photos, books and other artifacts that date from the Civil War in Fitchburg, from the Historical Society’s extraordinary collection. This program is supported in part by a grant from the Fitchburg Cultural Council, a local agency which is supported by the Mass Cultural Council, a state agency.