40 Byam Rd.
South Chelmsford, MA
Chelmsford Historical Society
Chelmsford, Massachusetts
Voicemail: 978-256-2311
Welcome to the Barrett-Byam Homestead
About Us
The Chelmsford Historical Society, Inc., organized in 1930, is a non-profit organization of people who care about Chelmsford's heritage and local history. Historical Society Volunteers.jpg The society is an educational and cultural resource for the Town of Chelmsford and the Merrimack Valley, Barrett-Byam Homestead.jpg dedicated to the preservation of the historical heritage of our town for the good of all of the people of Chelmsford. Our mission is to collect, preserve, exhibit and interpret documents and artifacts reflecting the life of Chelmsford and its people from the 17th century to the present. At our home, the Barrett-Byam Homestead, visitors of all ages learn about Chelmsford's rich history and culture by touring period rooms and exhibits, delving into family or local history, and participating in educational programs and social activities. Read our Bylaws here.
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Join Us!
Country_Store.jpg Membership: Become a member of the Chelmsford Historical Society and stay informed about our activities, or just make a donation to help sustain our work. Visit the Membership page to get started.

Board of Directors: If you have an interest in local history and are looking for something meaningful to do with your spare time, we invite you to sit in on our Board of Directors meetings as a Member-at-Large. Here is an oportunity to learn more about your community and meet a fine bunch of people! Send us an email.
Country_Store.jpg Hours of Operation: We are open for tours by appointment only and during special events. Send an email to arrange a tour or check the Calendar page to see scheduled events.

Directions: The Homestead is located 1¼ miles from Chelmsford Center. Follow Acton Road (Route 27) one mile from the Center, then turn right onto Byam Road. Continue on Byam Road a quarter mile to the Homestead on your left.
Chelmsford Souvenirs
Chelmsford Seal coaster.jpg
Coasters, six designs
$4 each, four for $15
Chelmsford refrigerator magnet.jpg
Frig magnets 3x3"
two designs $2 each
Chelmsford Independence Day Puzzle
504 Piece Puzzle, two designs
16x20", $30 each

There are also several historical books by local authors listed on the Publications page. All items can be purchased at Charles Frederick Jewelers at 18 Alpine Lane, or at Historical Society events. Three history books  and two puzzles are also available in the Town Manager's office at 50 Billerica Road. If you live outside the area and would like an item shipped, send us an email.

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