Bostonian Society Library, Archives, & Collection Temporary Closure in 2019

Access to Library, Archives, & Collections

Beginning in 2019, the Bostonian Society is embarking on an exciting multi-year master plan that will see new and improved facilities, programs, and services at the Old State House. Stay tuned to our website for updates on our new strategic focus in coming months.

Like any ambitious plan, this one brings with it some challengers.  One of the Society’s immediate challenges is the need to close our Library, Archives, and Collection while construction work occurs at the Old State House.  With regret, we must close the collection, archives, and library of the Society to the public from January 1, 2019 until mid-2020, We apologize for the disruption that this change will cause the researchers who make use of the collections.

While we conduct our work, the collections database will remain available through the Society’s website.

We will update this page with information on when the collections and archives will reopen, and please email library@Bostonhistory.org should you have questions.