Our Collections

The Framingham History Center’s collections span the history and pre-history of the town, focussing on what makes Framingham unique, and on roles that Framingham people have played in regional, national and global events.  Our collection of over 12,000 items includes artifacts, photographs, documents and a research library. They trace their origins to recorded dates from 1655 to the present, and dates suggested by archaeological evidence as early as 10,000 B.C. These treasures are housed in the Old Academy and Edgell Memorial Library buildings, clustered around the Framingham Centre Common. The collections are accessible through exhibitions, programs, onsite research, loan to other organizations, and, increasingly, virtual exhibits.


If you would like to donate to the collection, please read our guidelines for contacting the Curator. Thank you.