Legendary Locals

Throughout Hingham's history there have been many men and women who have contributed to the town, state, country, and/or world in a significant way.  Their contributions vary greatly.  Some were reformers who fought for equality, while others were military figures who helped the United States win significant battles in the Revolutionary and Civil Wars. 

A number of these citizens were born and raised in Hingham, while others settled here later in their lives.  In either case, the men and women described in this exhibit are a credit to Hingham and demonstrate how local individuals can have an impact on the world at large.  As Hinghamites we are proud to say that they lived and worked here.


This exhibit was created by Simmons College intern Kerri Fleming and archivist Jennifer Williams. They conducted research on the Internet as well as in the Library, Town Hall, cemeteries, and historic places of Hingham. The primary materials in the exhibit largely originate from local organizations, especially the Hingham Public Library. Planning for the exhibit began in September of 2013 and the exhibit was completed in October of 2014. We would like to thank Alice Patricia Granahan, Daisy Janey, Anne Dalton, Eileen McCracken, Dr. Dorothy Galo, and Suzanne Buchanan for their help with research, scanning, and exhibit design.