For a list of upcoming Shirley events, click here.
SHS GENERAL INFORMATION AND LINKS
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 hereTo read Yankee Magazine's article on "The Man Who Loves Grass" (Melvin Longley), click here.
For a Shirley Town Government website go to www.shirley-ma.gov
To Link to the work of the Shirley Historic Records Project, click here.
The Shirley Conservation Commission's website is located at http://www.shirleyconcom.org.
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 http://www.shirleylibrary.orgFor information on the rental and a current schedule of events at Shirley's historic First Parish Meetinghouse go to www.shirleymeetinghouse.org.
To find out about Trinity Chapel Episcopal Church in
To find out about St. Anthony's Catholic Church in Shirley,
SHIRLEY HISTORY ESSAYS
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
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
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
For information on how the Spanish Flu of 1918
affected the town of Shirley, click
GENERAL SHIRLEY INFORMATION
Shirley was named the Most Historic Small Town in
Go to http://www.ePodunk.com and enter Shirley, MA and see what they've got to say about us.
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 http://docs.unh.edu/MA/shrl51se.jpg
LINKS TO OUTSIDE GROUPS
To connect to Freedoms Way Heritage Association, which includes historic and cultural sites in forty area towns, go to www.freedomsway.org.
For help from the Massachusetts Genealogical
Council, go to http://massgencouncil.org
For geneaology research forms go to https://www.ancestry.com/cs/charts-and-forms
For a list of other Historical sites in Massachusetts, go to www.masshistory.org
Connect to www.mass.gov/statehouse
and go to Historic Resources for a list of other Historical
To get help with births, marriages and death
certificates from the United Kingdom, go to http://www.bmd-certificates.co.uk/
To find out what an archivist does highlight and copy
To find out how you can take care of your family papers - highlight and copy - http://pinterest.com/melmannon/archivesinfo/