Sharon Local History Collection


The Library maintains a collection of print materials related to the history of the Town of Sharon, including the following:

  • Books and documents relating to the history of Sharon (or Stoughtonham, as it was originally named).
  • Images and postcards of Sharon views, sites, buildings, and residents.
  • Maps and atlases of the area.
  • Personal manuscripts and other materials that record the history, experiences, and ancestry of Sharon individuals and families.
  • The Deborah Sampson Collection (the first known woman to impersonate a man in the U.S. Army when she served as a soldier during the American Revolution).
  • Sharon Annual Reports, Town Meeting Warrants, and Street Lists.
  • Vital Statistics: births, deaths, wills, and epitaphs.
  • Sharon High School yearbooks (Marsengolds).
  • Records that chronicle the history of Sharon organizations and institutions.
  • Materials that record the social and cultural heritage of past and present ethnic, immigrant, and religious groups in the community.

Access to the physical collection is by appointment only. Contact: or 781-784-1578 x1422.

A significant portion of the collection has been digitized and can be found here: Digitized Sharon History