History of the Town
The Society has many resources for historians, teachers, and others interested in the history of Acton. Here, one can find original documents such as the Robbins Papers and the Hapgood family's Civil War letters and numerous manuscripts, books, maps, oral history tapes and more. We are also privileged to have unique objects to illustrate the domestic and industrial life of Acton, such as piano stools manufactured here in town. There truly is something here for everyone.
Attend our monthly programs during the school year, come to our "Museum is Open" days, visit Jenks Library, or contact us for more information.
The Society's members regularly research and share information about Acton's people. Jenks Library holds many resources to help with historical and genealogical research. In addition to town reports, historical and genealogical books, obituary collections and other general sources, for some lucky families, the Society holds treasure troves of letters, diaries, photographs, and other items that belonged or relate to their relatives. If you cannot visit, explore our online resources or contact us.
To help you learn about Acton's history and people, the links below offer numerous resources: