The Chelmsford Historical Society, Inc.,
organized in 1930, is a non-profit organization of people who care
about Chelmsford's heritage and local history.
The society is an educational and cultural resource for the Town of
Chelmsford and the Merrimack Valley,
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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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
Hours of Operation: We are open for
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.
Coasters, six designs $4 each, four for $15
Frig magnets 3x3" two designs $2 each
504 Piece Puzzle, two designs 16x20", $30
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.