Shirley Historical Society Museum

at the Lucy Longley Memorial Building

For Shirley Historical Society Museum visiting guidelines during the ongoing pandemic,
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   For weekly announcements and illustrated posts about Shirley history,  please follow the Shirley Historical Society facebook pageClick 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.

You may become an individual, family, senior, supporting, or business member of the Shirley Historical Society by mailing a check or paying dues through paypal. Memberships are applicable for January through December of each year.

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Local Events

Upcoming Special Events in Shirley


Topics Available for Research at the Lucy Longley Memorial Building


Links to other Shirley Information

Painting Sale

Paintings of Shirley by local artists. Click here for further information and payment by paypal.​

Themed Gift Baskets Sale

See how you can support the Museum and enjoy a variety of items for yourself or a loved one. Click this box to see prices and lists of basket contents.

Estate Sale Items

Click here to see vintage housewares and artworks.

Shirley Books for Sale can be found here.

Shirley Souvenirs for Sale can be found here. 

Museum Displays for 2021

Several displays may 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.

June – Our Civil War Monument and Corporal William Jubb

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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