Shirley Historical Society

Overview: The Shirley Historical Society’s collection focuses on items pertaining to the history of the town of Shirley. The collection is particularly rich in materials relating to the history of the town in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries.

American Revolution Materials: Primary source materials at the Shirley Historical Society associated with the American Revolution consist of a journal kept by a Shirley farmer during the period. Occasionally in the journal, the individual mentions political happenings of the era.

Key Words: Barre

Collection Policies: The Shirley Historical Society is actively seeking to expand its collections, and primarily does so via donations. Finding aids are available in print for some of the collection. Approximately 80% of the collection was processed under the Society’s old system, and it is currently in the process of transferring materials onto PastPerfect software. If appropriate, the Shirley Historical Society is willing to lend materials for exhibits and has participated in and hosted exhibitions in the past.