Shirley Historical Society Museum

at the Lucy Longley Memorial Building

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For Shirley Historical Society Museum visiting guidelines during the ongoing pandemic,
go to https://shirleyhistory.org/new-normal/
   For weekly announcements and illustrated posts about Shirley history,  please follow the Shirley Historical Society facebook page.  Click Here for the link.  
In order to maintain our building, collections, and programs, your monetary DONATIONS are always welcomed, appreciated, and tax deductible. 

Please consider remembering the Shirley Historical Society in your bequests.
Go to this link for details on Planned Giving.

Shirley Books for Sale can be found here.

Shirley Souvenirs for Sale can be found here. 

Themed Gift Baskets can be found here. 

Estate items will be on sale Saturday July 10th, and Saturday October 2nd. Used books will also be on sale in October.  

Museum Displays for 2021

Several displays will overlap in time, depending on how much space they take. Phone ahead of your visit to find out what is current. 

January – Who has the Right to Vote, featuring memorabilia from Shirley’s Suffragist – Hazel MacKaye

February – Town Weights and Measures

March – Nonacoicus – The part of the town of Shirley that became part of the town of Ayer. Besides viewing the exhibit, you may also watch a videotaped explanation of the history of Nonacoicus and its development.

Saturday May 29th – Reserve a spot to see a presentation about Nonacoicus.

June – Our Civil War Monument and Corporal William Jubb

July – Shirley Photos Fundraiser

August – The Creation of the Appalachian trail by Benton MacKaye  

THANK YOU to these local businesses who support the work of the Shirley Historical Society.
Please support them.
Bull Run Restaurant – “Serving the thirsty traveler since 1740”  – 215 Great Road, Shirley MA
Fidelity Bank – “Helping you get where you want to be.” – 21 Main St. Shirley, MA
Phoenix Park – “A great place to grow your business” –  2 Shaker Road, Shirley, MA
Shirley Fuel & Gas – “A Third Generation Business” – 1 Munson Ave. Shirley, MA
Sitka Creations – “We DESIGN ideas” – 2 Shaker Rd., D101, Shirley MA 
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