SHSM holds a wide variety of artifacts and information on the town, including many photographs of Stoneham and Stoneham houses. We are working to digitize our catalog, but currently, all information and artifacts can only be accessed by our volunteer staff. The exception is our periodic research days for the public to research the history of their home. We provide access to many Town records, such as street listings and some tax records.
The Society & Museum is an independent non-profit organization run entirely by volunteers. It is not supported financially by the Town of Stoneham.
Beyond an initial brief assessment of research requests, we require a research request form with a non-fundable research deposit of $35 for the first hour of research. We will conduct research and provide information if it exists. If we will require extra hours to complete the research, we will provide an estimate of the research fee before continuing. Additional research is $25 a hour. Scanning or reproduction costs will be separate.
Members receive their first hour free and a 20% discount afterward. If you would like to become a member, you can also add an individual or family membership to your order. Members can also email us directly.
If you are not a member, you will need to go through the checkout process to add the fee for the research request.