Photographs at the Historical Society
The Historical Society has a very large collection of photographs of buildings, businesses, scenery, and people. Most are identified and are easily available for local and family historians. In addition, volunteers photographed all gravestones in the cemeteries up until about 2014.
We are in the process of scanning the entire photo collection and creating finding aids so that people will be able to connect more easily with their relatives' images in our collections.
Some of our wonderful pictures, unfortunately, are either completely unidentified or lacking in contextual details. We are in the process of sorting through the unlabeled photographs that have been donated to the society. Some of the pictures are likely of Acton people or their relatives and friends. Some of the people may have no connection to Acton at all. We hope to find out who these people are and what their connections are to our town. Can you help us?
Our lists are under construction; please check back for updates. If you have an interest in a specific person, place or subject, please contact us.
In addition to our photo pages, check out our blog to discover research that has been inspired by some of the photos in our collection.