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Local History
 
Photograph of a hand-stitched sampler picturing the Main Street of Williamsburg Mass. made in 1821 by Lucinda T. Hitchcock .1910 photograph of Main Street in Williamsburg, Mass. looking northwest. Trolley tracks and watering trough are shown.
Early views of the center of Williamsburg.
 
The Meekins Library holds a small collection of books, manuscripts, photographs, maps, illustrations and objects relating to the town of Williamsburg, Mass., and local Pioneer Valley communities.  Materials chronicle the lives of the people and the community; document major events in the history of the town and chronicle its evolution since its founding in 1771.
All collections are available for use in the Meekins Library.  Some materials are available virtually, through the Williamsburg Libraries website.
Preservation of Historic Materials
  • Digital Commonwealth - provides access to thousands of images, documents, and sound recordings that have been digitized by member institutions so that they may be available to researchers, students, and the general public. The contents of the former Digital Treasures Project has merged with the Digital Commonweath.