- About Us
The Stoneham Historical Society is an all volunteer organization founded in 1922. Our mission is: To study the history of the Town of Stoneham; to collect and preserve articles of historic interest pertaining to the town; and to maintain a Historical Library and Museum.
The Society maintains two historic buildings at 36 William Street in Stoneham. The first is the Spanish War Hall which was established in 1942 as the quarters of United States War Veterans. It was later deeded to the society in 1958 and now houses our museum and library as well as serving as our meeting hall. The second is a small Ten Footer - a building where shoemakers once worked and sold shoes prior to large scale industrialization. It serves as a reminder of Stoneham's historic shoe making industry which earned us the nickname of "Shoe Town".