Research Services


Research Appointments

The museum’s library and archival resources are available to researchers year-round by appointment, Tuesdays-Fridays from 10am-4pm. Research appointments are free for members and incur a $30 fee for non-members.

Download a research form, then contact us at or 978-462-2681 to schedule an appointment.

Remote Research Services

If you are unable to visit our archives in person, museum staff and volunteer researchers can conduct research on your behalf.  The fee for this service is $30, and requests are typically fulfilled within 4-6 weeks.


Our remote research services provide a thorough search of our collections in reference to your specific inquiry, and written report of the findings.  This will include scans of sources consulted, if applicable.  If, after this initial report, follow-up research is requested, an additional $10/hour charge will apply, up to 3 hours.  You will not be charged for additional research without notification and authorization.

Please understand that every research inquiry is different, and some may yield a great deal more information than others. Though our archives are robust and diverse, information can be elusive or resources nonexistent.

Submit Research Request