Stoneham Historical Society

Pride in Our Past... Faith in Our Future


The Stoneham Historical Society is a nonprofit all volunteer organization. All proceeds from research requests go directly into maintaining our archives. We can’t do what we do without financial support, and we all have a stake in preserving what we have for future generations.

If you think our Museum or Library might contain information that would aid your research, you are welcome to mail us a request for a research evaluation. When doing so, please be sure to include a check for $10 to cover the cost of the evaluation and a self-addressed stamped envelope so we may send you a reply.

We will review your request and determine if we have any information that might help you. Please be aware that we are an all volunteer organization, and it may take from 4 - 6 weeks for us to complete the evaluation. In the evaluation, we will provide a list of the resources we have available (e.g., street lists, photographs, etc.), the number of research hours we estimate your request will require, and any associated duplicating or licensing fees. Once you look over the evaluation, you can contact us regarding how you would like to proceed. We will NOT release any research findings beyond the evaluation until your payment has cleared.

When requesting an evaluation, please be as specific as possible.  Let us know who you are, what information you want, why you are conducting the research, and how you plan to use the information or material you are seeking. You can download our Evaluation Request Form by clicking on the following link:


Evaluation Request Form (PDF)


 Research Fees

  • Research Evaluation: $10
  • Archives: $20* per hour, one hour minimum
  • B&W Photocopying: $.25 per sheet
  • Color Copying: $1.00 per sheet

*See our Membership page for member's rate. 


Digital Photo Reproductions 

  • For high resolution images please contact us for more information
  • Due to the damage caused by exposure to high intensity light, the Stoneham Historical Society no longer makes Color or B&W photocopies of the photographs in our collection.


Unfortunately, we cannot accept credit card payments at this time. Please mail your check to the address below:  

Stoneham Historical Society

36 William Street

Stoneham, MA 02180

Please Note: The Stoneham Historical Society does not have Birth, Marriage, or Death Certificates. Please request them directly from the Stoneham Town Clerk's office. Their address is: Town Clerk's Office, 35 Central Street, Stoneham, MA 02180. Their telephone number is: 781-279-2650.

The Stoneham Historical Society is not associated as an elected or appointed organization of the Town of Stoneham. The Stoneham Historical Commission is
appointed by the Stoneham Board of Selectmen and is a Town board.

Thank you,
Stoneham Historical Society

The Society is an all volunteer 501(C)3 non-profit organization.