Hampshire Room for Local History

Workstudy Student with Map

Workstudy Student with old map of Northampton

A new HVAC system is being installed in the library’s Local History areas. The Hampshire Room for Local History will be closed starting January 29 and it is expected to reopen on April 26. Access to local history materials and photograph collections is limited during construction. Staff are available by appointment. Please call 413-587-1014 or 413-587-1013 for more information and access during construction.

The Hampshire Room for Local History houses extensive resources in local history and genealogy including account books and town papers, maps, manuscripts, the Sylvester Judd Manuscript, and Seth Pomeroy’s Journal.

For local history and genealogy research, please call 413-587-1014 or email us at localhistory@forbeslibrary.org to make an appointment.

Some genealogy resources are available in the Reference department, please see Genealogy.

For photograph and image research, please see Photos and Images.

Hampshire Room hours

Thursday1 PM – 5 PM
Friday1 PM – 5 PM
Saturday1 PM – 5 PM
(closed Sat. in July & August)