Category Archives: History

The Old Manse/The Trustees

The Trustees is looking for knowledgeable dedicated people to interact with visitors at The Old Manse in Concord. Volunteers will lead dynamic house tours, help visitors pick out books and merchandise and explain the benefits of becoming a member of the Trustees.

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Chelmsford Senior Center / Council on Aging

We identify and promote programs which are designed to meet the physical, emotional, and social needs of residents who are 60 years of age and older. Special Services include transportation, nutrition, health, outreach, respite care, home care, fuel assistance, Adult Supportive Day Program, Meals on Wheels, Friendly Visitor Program, support groups, recreational & social activities, the “Senior Citizen Messenger” monthly newsletter, and information & referral.

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Chelmsford Public Library

The Chelmsford Library serves the intellectual, entertainment, and social needs of the Chelmsford Community. We have a variety of resources, programs, and services, available both at our main branch in Chelmsford center and our MacKay branch in North Chelmsford.

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Merrimack Valley Antique Bottle Club

Promote the hobby of collecting antique bottles and related items such a advertising for products using bottles, stoneware, history of bottle manufacturing, and bottle accessories.

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Middlesex Canal Association

Dedicated to the history and the preservation and restoration of the Historic Middlesex Canal, our goal is to establish, lay out, develop and maintain the Middlesex Canal Corridor from Charlestown, Medford, Winchester, Woburn, Wilmington, Billerica, Chelmsford, and Lowell. Quarterly meetings held at various locations along the canal route. Towpath Topics published twice yearly.

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New England Quilt Museum

The museum’s mission is to preserve, interpret, and celebrate American quilting past and present, form history to modern day. Services: exhibition galleries, library and resource center, quilt study, gift shop, quilting workshops and classes. Activities: Quilt exhibits, lectures, classes, research, book group, community outreach to all ages.

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Chelmsford Historical Society, Inc.

Our mission is to collect, preserve, exhibit and interpret documents and artifacts reflecting the life of Chelmsford and its people from the 17th century to the present. At the Barrett-Byam Homestead-home of the Chelmsford Historical Society-visitors of all ages learn about Chelmsford’s rich history and culture by touring period rooms and exhibits, delving into family or local history, and participating in educational programs and social activities. The Barrett-Byam Homestead is a 7 room museum in a house lived in since the 1660’s with a model country store (no sales); the barn is an Early Living exhibit.

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Chelmsford Genealogy Club

An informal genealogy group sponsored by the Chelmsford Public Library. Meetings are social as well as sharing of information and ideas. Opportunities for members to share rides to local genealogy sites.

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Chelmsford “Old Chelmsford” Garrison House Association, Inc.

To preserve the Garrison House (1691-c.) and share its history. Services include school programs, craft demonstrations, blacksmith shop, summer kitchen, and museum.

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Chelmsford Volunteer Organizations

If you’re looking for volunteer opportunities in and around Chelmsford, you’ve come to the right place. You can use the links and search box on the right to locate a volunteer opportunity local organization, or the calendar below to view … Continue reading

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