The goals of the Shirley Historical Society are to preserve books, photos, papers, stories, and artifacts relating to the people, places, and history of Shirley, Massachusetts. The Society also works to educate the public regarding historic matters, and seeks to encourage preservation of historic sites within the town.
Shirley Historical Society Museum
at the Lucy Longley Memorial Building
For weekly announcements and illustrated posts about Shirley history, please follow the Shirley Historical Society facebook page. Click Here for the link.
Shirley Souvenirs for Sale link can be found here.
Museum Displays for 2021
ONGOING EXHIBIT – Shaker Artifacts
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.
June – Our Civil War Monument and Corporal William Jubb
July – New photos of Shirley for display and sale CURRENTLY ON DISPLAY
August – The Creation of the Appalachian trail by Benton MacKaye CURRENTLY ON DISPLAY
October – Lambert Family Collection of Salt and Pepper Shakers CURRENTLY ON DISPLAY
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