Welcome to the Hingham Public Library's online selection of local history and special collections materials!

The collections and exhibits you will find here focus on the history of Hingham, Plymouth County, and the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, but are very relevant for wider trends that occurred in the rest of New England and the United States as a whole.  The subjects vary widely, from the Civil War to the history of education.

We are always working on new projects, so please continue to visit this site and learn more about the unique history of Hingham, Massachusetts.

Recently Added Items

Painting of Dr. Ezekiel Hersey


This item is a painting of Dr. Ezekiel Hersey, a prominent physician who lived in Hingham, Massachusetts during the 18th century. The image, which…

Daily Independent Journal Article, "Hub City Anthropologist Helping the Disfigured"


This item is an article from 1974 discussing the career of sociologist Frances Cooke Macgregor. It focuses on her pioneering work to uncover the…