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Old Colony Historical Society
66 Church Green
Taunton MA , 02780
Phone: (508)822-1622
Institution Contact(s):
  Katheryn P. Viens, Director (508)822-1622
Hours: Th-Sa 10:00AM-4:00PM
Closings: Closed Saturdays preceding Monday holidays
Online Catalog:
Services for the Disabled:
  None
Other Services:
  Coat room/lockers Gift shop
Monographs: "Wish You Were Here: A Picture Postcard History of Taunton", by William F. Hanna and Charles E. Crowley "Miguel Corte-Real and the Dighton Writing Rock", by George F.W. Young "Abraham Among the Yankees: Abraham Lincoln's 1848 Visit to Massachusetts", by William F. Hanna "Lt. Darius Nash Couch in the Mexican War", by Edward F. Kennedy, Jr. (pamphlet) "The City of Taunton 1864-1964", by Edward F. Kennedy, Jr. (pamphlet) "Taunton's Historic Mile", by Edward F. Kennedy, Jr. (pamphlet) "The Crockers of Taunton", by Edward F. Kennedy, Jr. (pamphlet) "The Tall Ships of Taunton", by Edward F. Kennedy, Jr. (pamphlet) "In Honor And Without Blemish (A Brief History Of The Seventh Mass. Volunteer Militia)", by Edward F. Kennedy, Jr. (pamphlet) "Abraham Lincoln Visits the Old Colony", by Jordan D. Fiore (pamphlet) "Francis Baylies's Apologia: The Falkland Islands Crisis of 1829-1833", by Jordan D. Fiore (pamphlet) "The Post Office at Walker, Mass.", by Maryan L. Nowak (pamphlet)
SPECIAL COLLECTIONS
Special Collection Contact(s):
  Katheryn P. Viens, Director (508)822-1622
Collections: 3
Formats: manuscripts maps photographs pamphlets ephemera
Collection Description:
  Taunton Proprietors Records (including those for the Taunton North and South Purchases)
Leonard Family Ironworks Records / Family Papers
Francis Baylies (1783-1852) Papers (U.S. Congressman, 1st elected in 1821)
Access: User/entrance fee required Laptop computers and tape recorders allowed with staff approval appointment suggested
Copying: Photocopying permitted at discretion of staff All photocopying done by staff Institution will produce microfilm copies for a fee Restrictions on scanners Restrictions on cameras
Loans: Application for loan must be approved
Finding Guides Available:
  General repository guide
Directions: FROM BOSTON: Take Route 3 South to Route 128 North. Take Route 128 North to Route 24 South. Take Route 24 South to Route 44 West. Take Route 44 West into Taunton. Go through 4 traffic lights (about 2 miles). After the 4th light, take 2nd available left, at Green with flagpole and stone church. That is a one-block long street. We are on the left. Our front door faces the church. FROM SPRINGFIELD/WORCESTER: Take I-90 (Massachusetts Turnpike) East to I-495 South. Take 495 South to Route 24 South to Route 44 West. Take 44 West into Taunton. Go through 4 traffic lights (about 2 miles). After 4th light, take 2nd available left, at Green with flagpole and stone church. That is a one-block long street; we are on the left. Our front door faces the church. FROM THE CAPE: Take Route 25 North to Route 44 West into Taunton. Go through 4 traffic lights (about 2 miles). After 4th light, take 2nd available left, at Green with flagpole and stone church. That is a one-block long street; we are on the left. Our front door faces the church. FROM NORTON AREA: Take Route 140 South into Taunton to Taunton Green. Follow signs staying on Route 140 around 2 sides of the Green. Go down Main Street. Just as the stores end, Route 140 forks right at statue. Take right fork to 1st light. Turn left at the light onto Church Green. We are the third building on the right. FROM PROVIDENCE: Take Route 44 East into Taunton to Taunton Green. At Green, turn right onto Main Street. Go down Main Street. Just as the stores end, Route 140 forks to the right at a statue. Take right fork to 1st light. Turn left at light onto Church Green. We are the third building on the right. FROM SOMERSET/DIGHTON: Take Route 138 North into Taunton to Taunton Green. At Green, turn to right onto Main Street. Go down Main Street. Just as the stores end, Route 140 forks to the right at statue. Take right fork to 1st light. Turn left at light onto Church Green. We are the third building on the right.
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