The Commission actively works to preserve its holdings: the artifacts, photographs and documents pertaining to Egremont’s history. That work involves increasing our growing collection and preserving the collection through the assessment and preservation. Read More: Northeast Document Center’s needs assessment “Small Town - Big Preservation Efforts”
The Historical Commission’s photographs are held in the Archives and in online databases accessible to the Board. Our Archives, where our MACRIS (Massachusetts Cultural Resource Information System) files and genealogical records are kept, are open the first Saturday of each month, from 9 to 12, or by appointment.
MASSACHUSETTS CULTURAL RESOURCE INFORMATION SYSTEM (MACRIS)
The Massachusetts Cultural Resource Information System (MACRIS) allows you to search the Massachusetts Historical Commission database for information on historic properties and areas in the Commonwealth.
The Egremont Historical Commission’s preservation initiative began with their focus on the preservation of several significant volumes in their collection. Thumbnails below link to specific collections, and learn more about the Commission’s “Book Preservation Initiative.”
ARCHIVES ANTIQUES AND ARTIFACTS
The Egremont Historical Commission’s archives are located above the Egremont Library on Buttonball Lane, open first Saturday of the month from 9am - noon.
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