Special Collections

National Heritage Museum
Van Gorden-Williams Library
33 Marrett Road
Lexington MA , 02421
FAX: (781)861-9846
Institution Contact(s):
  Library Reference Desk Staff, Staff members (781)861-6559 ext. 109
Hours: M-S 10:00AM-5:00PM
Online Catalog:
  Web: http://vgw.library.net
Services for the Disabled:
  Americans with Disabilities Act accessible Handicapped parking Assistive devices available
Other Services:
  Gift shop
Monographs: "Folk Roots, New Roots : Folklore in American Life" "Unearthing New England's Past : The Ceramic Evidence" "Fraternally Yours" "Bespangled, Painted & Embroidered Decorated Masonic Aprons in America, 1790-1850" "Face to Face : M.W. Hopkins & Noah North"
Special Collection Contact(s):
  Library Staff (see web page for specialties) (781)861-6559
Hours: M-F, by appointment
Collections: 3
Formats: 2,500 linear feet of archives 60,000 volumes of monographs 500 sets of serial titles 100 maps 60 audio tapes 60 video tapes 2 8mm. motion picture reels 600 posters 8,000 postcards 5,000 slides 200 autographs
Collection Description:
  American History
Decorative Arts
Masonic and other Fraternal and Sororal Organizations
Access: Collection(s) are available by appointment only Closed stacks, staff assisted access Access only in reading room, supervised All or part of the collection(s) not accessible
Copying: Photocopying is done by the staff, for a fee Restrictions on scanners Restrictions on cameras Restrictions on tape recorders
Loans: No loans permitted
Directions: The National Heritage Muserum is located in Lexington, Massachusetts, at the corner of Massachusetts Avenue and Marrett Road (Route 2A), 12 miles west of Boston. FROM ROUTE 2 (BOSTON): Take Exit for Routes 4/225 to Lexington (1 1/2 miles from the exit) until you reach the Museum at 33 Marrett Road. Free parking available. FROM I-95 / ROUTE 128: Take Exit 30A East (Route 2A) for 2.5 miles. Free parking available. PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION: From Alewife Station on the Red Line take bus #76 (Hanscom Field) or bus #62 (Bedford V.A. Hospital) to the Museum. For more information call the MBTA at (617)722-3200.