Arts, Culture, and Humanities

Fitchburg Historical Society

  • Fitchburg, MA
  • www.fitchburghistoricalsociety.org

Mission Statement

The Fitchburg Historical Society collects, preserves, interprets and makes accessible the history of Fitchburg.
The Fitchburg Historical Society's collection is an important repository of Massachusetts' political, cultural, and industrial history, making it one of the most important educational and cultural resources in central Massachusetts. One of the organization's priorities is to attract participation from its immediate neighborhood, as it continues to develop its regional audience.
The FHS is open 3 days per week all year: its Wallace Exhibition Hall provides free changing thematic exhibitions on local history. Examples of recent exhibitions include: Lectures, films, and receptions and open houses offer educational opportunities to the general public and local families. The Arthur Lowe library is located on the second floor, and serves as a research resource for local students of all ages, visiting scholars, writers, volunteers and Historical Society members. The Fitchburg Historical Society shares local history via local TV &documentaries, talks for community groups and local schoolchildren, collaborations with Fitchburg State University and adult education, the public library, Freedom's Way, City of Fitchburg and its Civic Days program, and the Senior Center.

Service Areas

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ruling year

1950

Principal Officer since 2013

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Mrs. Susan Navarre

Keywords

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history, Fitchburg, education, exhibit, archives, library, artifacts

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EIN

04-6060118

 Number

1627438868

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Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Historical Societies and Related Activities (A80)

IRS Filing Requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990 or 990-EZ.

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Program 1

The Fitchburg Historical Society manages a Research Library, offers teacher training programs and programs for students including an archaeological dig on a 19th century homestead, and conducts trolley tours, house tours, lectures and programs on the heritage of Fitchburg for the general public.

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FITCHBURG HISTORICAL SOCIETY
Fiscal year: Jul 01-Jun 30

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Fitchburg Historical Society

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Principal Officer

Mrs. Susan Navarre

STATEMENT FROM THE Principal Officer

"The Fitchburg Historical Society has amassed a major historical collection, with a library and educational institution that is comprised of over 200,000 documents, books and artifacts related to Fitchburg's history. Located in the historic H.M. Francis Phoenix Building, the Fitchburg Historical Society is central to Fitchburg's vibrant Main Street business and cultural district. Changing exhibitions are open to the public for free, Monday through Wednesday."

Governance

BOARD CHAIR

Mr. Dan Mylott

Fitchburg Historical Society

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