Links to Other Shirley, Massachusetts Information


For a list of upcoming Shirley events, click here.

For links to the facebook pages of many town organizations, click here.

For a timeline covering 250 years of Shirley history, click here.

For a list of items available in the Historical Society Museum Store, click here.

For a brief history of the Shirley Shaker Village and links to other Shaker sites, click here.

For an interactive map of Shirley Points of Interest, click here.

For a list of topics that can be researched at the Museum, Click Here.


To see information on Shirley's population growth, click here.

For a list of important Shirley people, click here.

For a list of Shirley surnames from 1753 - 1930, click here

To read Yankee Magazine's article on "The Man Who Loves Grass" (Melvin Longley), click here.


For a Shirley Town Government website go to

To Link to the work of the Shirley Historic Records Project, click here.

The Shirley Conservation Commission's website is located at

To connect to a description of the Fredonian Park Nature Trails, click here.

To connect to Shirley's Hazen Memorial Library home page, go to

For information on the rental and a current schedule of events at Shirley's historic First Parish Meetinghouse go to

For information on ShirleyArts! activities go to

To find out about the United Church of Shirley, go to

To find out about Trinity Chapel Episcopal Church in Shirley,

To find out about St. Anthony's Catholic Church in Shirley, click here.


For Ray Farrar's memories of Shirley people and places, click here.

For the first 143 years of Shirley School history, click here.

For the lyrics to Shirley USA,  click here.

To see an artist's renderings of Shirley sites, and be able to read historic descriptions of sites, click on Bob Burkhardt's Shirley Oil Pastels.

For information on Shirley mills, click here.

For information on Shirley Center, click here.

For information on Shirley's Industrial School for Boys, click here.

For one person's memories of the Industrial School, click here.

For a list of all Shirley's school building projects, click here.

For a history of the D.A.R. flagpole on the Museum lawn, click here.

For historic information on Shirley's First Parish Meetinghouse, click here.

For information on Shirley's Cranberrying Industry, click here.

For information on the Hazen-Davis Barn,click here.

For information on the White Brothers' Mills in Woodsvillage, click here.

To read Louise Longley's story of "The Land We Love or The Last Dairy Farm in Shirley",click here.

For information on Shirley Agriculture, click here.

For the history of Phoenix Beverage Company, click here.

For a timeline of the Samson Cordage - Phoenix Park Property click here.

To learn about Lura A. White, for whom the elementary school is named, click here.

For information on how the Spanish Flu of 1918 affected the town of Shirley, click here.


Shirley was named the Most Historic Small Town in the country.
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To read a description of Shirley in 1873, click here.

For a 1998 Boston Globe real estate article on Shirley, containing some town statistics from ten years ago, click here.

For a USGS map of Shirley, go to


To connect to Freedoms Way Heritage Association, which includes historic and cultural sites in forty area towns, go to

For help from the Massachusetts Genealogical Council, go to

For geneaology research forms go to

For a list of other Historical sites in Massachusetts, go to

Connect to and go to Historic Resources for a list of other Historical Society websites.

To get help with births, marriages and death certificates from the United Kingdom, go to

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