About the Archives

Bridgewater Public Library Archives and Special Collections

Photograph of two pages of yellowed paper with handwritten textThe Bridgewater Public Library Archives and Special Collections, housed in the Lorraine B. Daley Historical Room, exists to collect, preserve, and provide access to materials that document the local history of the Town of Bridgewater, the Bridgewater community, and the immediate surrounding area. 

The collection includes letters, maps, photographs, annual Town of Bridgewater reports beginning in 1854, Town of Bridgewater street lists beginning in 1927, local high school yearbooks beginning in the 1920s, and other resources related to Bridgewater, MA local history. There are also a number of published works related to the Plymouth County area and Bridgewater, MA. 

The collection is open to researchers during normal library hours. For more information about the Bridgewater Public Library Archives and Special Collections and its local history collection, contact the Archives staff


Other Local History Resources 

Town Clerk’s Office
Birth, death, and marriage records of the Town of Bridgewater. 

Bridgewater Genealogical Site
Extensive information for genealogical research and local history.

Bridgewater State University Virtual Commons
The Local History Virtual Commons offers a photo gallery and information pertaining to Bridgewater's history.

Old Bridgewater Historical Society
The Old Bridgewater Historical Society serves the areas of Bridgewater, East Bridgewater, West Bridgewater, and Brockton. The website offers a list of local cemeteries and research guides.