The Egremont Historical Commission is well on its way to ensuring the preservation of their unique collections and maintaining the town’s reputation for historic significance. Back in Major Smiley’s day, the Olde Egremont Association promoted “Olde Egremont” to travelers, seasonal guests, and second homeowners as: “the land of yesterday; settled 1730, restored 1930.” Thanks to the work of the Egremont Historical Commission, I think we can now add: “. . . preserved to 2030” to that proud phrase.
— northeast document conservation center
 
 

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”

 
 

 
FRATALONE PHOTOS: WILL, GEORGE, FRED 1905

FRATALONE PHOTOS: WILL, GEORGE, FRED 1905

PHOTOGRAPHS

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.


GRIEVO CIVIL WAR DOCUMENT

GRIEVO CIVIL WAR DOCUMENT

DOCUMENTS

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.”

 

 
DRESS IN ARCHIVES

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.

LINK TO GALLERY OF ANTIQUES AND ARTIFACTS

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