COVID-19 UPDATE: In response to the current health crisis, the Hatfield Historical Museum is closed to the public, until further notice. Please check here for updates and stay safe and healthy!
Check out our newest digital exhibit, which debuted on Memorial Day 2020:
Fifty Years Later -- Hatfield Vietnam War Veterans Share Their Stories
Also, please consider contributing to our two ongoing projects: Hatfield Tobacco Stories and the Hatfield Covid-19 Collection. We want your stories!
This year, the Hatfield Historical Society is proud to be celebrating its 50th anniversary (1970-2020), and to be part of the town's 350th Anniversary (1670-2020).
Unfortunately, due to the significant health concerns posed by Covid-19, many events have been rescheduled, postponed or modified. For updates on 350th events, go to: http://hatfield350.com/
Welcome to the Hatfield Historical Society website in Hatfield, MA. Check out upcoming and past Events, featured items from our collections (below), items to purchase in our museum shop (under the Contact Us tab) and the curator's blog, "bird by bird." We look forward to seeing you!
(If you're looking for the Hatfield Museum & History Society in Hatfield, PA, that's not us!)
The Hatfield Historical Society gratefully acknowledges and thanks Hatfield residents for their past support through our town's Community Preservation Act. CPA funding has allowed us to inventory the collection of the Hatfield Historical Museum, rehouse artifacts in archival enclosures, preserve or restore historically significant at-risk items, apply for and administer grants and share the collection with the community in multiple ways.
For Hatfield Historical Society Annual Report (2017-2018), posted October 2018, click HERE.
To visit one of our two museums on a day not normally open, please contact us a week or more in advance, and we will do our best to accommodate you. Also, if you are researching a particular family, site or topic, it would be helpful to know that ahead of time. Thank you. We look forward to seeing you!
Hatfield Historical Museum
Dickinson Memorial Hall (2nd floor of library)
39 Main St., Hatfield, MA 01038
Open Thursdays (10 am - 12 pm), the first Saturday of the month (9:30-11:30 am) and by appointment.
Closed in December and on holidays.
[Check website for holiday, weather or other closures.]
Curator: Kathie Gow
For queries, click on "Contact Us" link above.
* Booze, Schmooze and News: Remembering Hatfield Taverns and Clubs
*Through Marian's Eyes: A Red Cross Canteen Worker Recounts World War I
Other Current Exhibits:
* Out of the Darkness: A History of Illumination in Hatfield
Hatfield Farm Museum
Restored tobacco shed between school and cemetery
7 Billings Way (off Main St.), Hatfield, MA
Open Saturdays Memorial Day - Columbus Day (12- 2 pm)
and by appointment, in season.
Curator: George Ashley
Support the Hatfield Historical Society by voting for us in Florence Bank's Customers' Choice Community Grants. You don't need to wait until year-end, you can vote right now and be done with it! For more info or to vote, click HERE.
A Sampling of Items from the Hatfield Historical Museum collections
Click on each image to see a larger version and caption.
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