study the history of the town of Stoneham..." is our
primary mission at the Stoneham Historical Society. Although
Stoneham has always been a small New England town, its history
reaches back to the dawn of English settlement in the region.
The Town's compact geographical area (i.e., one third of its 6 square
miles of territory falls into the beautiful and historic Middlesex
Fells Reservation) has meant that its residents of all
classes have always lived in close community with one
another. Over the course of the past 400 years, the
people of Stoneham have been witness to every major historical
event in American History. Here are some of the ways...