Special Collections

Fitchburg Historical Society
50 Grove Street
Fitchburg MA , 01420
Institution Contact(s):
  Ruth Penka, Executive Director (978)345-1157
Hours: M-Th 10:00AM-4:00PM
Online Catalog:
Monographs: "Fitchburg's Golden Age: Industry and Philanthropy 1863-1923" "The City and the River" "Around the World in Fitchburg"
Special Collection Contact(s):
  Ruth Penka, Executive Director (978)345-1157
Collections: 5
Formats: 150 manuscripts 120 linear feet of archives 100 volumes of newspapers 66 maps 1,000 photographs 250 pamphlets 6 video tapes 11 8mm. motion picture reels 500 ephemera 500 realia/artifacts
Collection Description:
  Fitchburg Industrial History Archives
Social Reform Archives (anti-tobacco, abolitionism)
Fitchburg Local History
Fitchburg & the Civil War
Fitchburg Sentinel (1838-1970's)
Access: Collection(s) are available by appointment only
Copying: Photocopying permitted at discretion of staff
Loans: No loans permitted
Directions: FROM BOSTON: Take Route 2 West to exit 30. Take a left onto South Street (north) and follow to end. Take a right onto Laurel Street (east) and follow to the Water Street Bridge. Go left (north) over bridge. Take a left onto Main Street (west). Take a right onto Prichard Street and follow to Grove Street. FROM WORCESTER: Take Route 190 North to Route 2 West. Proceed as above.