The Hingham Historical Society, founded in 1914, is a member-supported non-profit organization dedicated to collecting, preserving, exhibiting, and interpreting the history of the town of Hingham, Massachusetts. We offer educational programs, exhibits, and year-round activities for families, students, and all those who seek to gain a deeper appreciation of our community’s and our nation’s history.
Serving as a tavern for over 150 years, the Old Ordinary is Hingham’s own 1688 house museum, owned and operated by the Hingham Historical Society. Guided tours are offered in the summer and early fall. Come and learn what life was like in Colonial Hingham.
Hingham Heritage Museum and Visitor Center at Old Derby
The Visitors Center at Old Derby is the place to start for genealogical research on Hingham families, information on historic homes and buildings, and up-to-date information on all that Hingham has to offer- both old and new. The Kelly Gallery and our current exhibit, “Boxes, Buckets, and Toys: the Craftsmen of Hingham,” are open on the second floor.
The Hingham Historical Society offers many annual programs, including its popular tour of historic Hingham homes. In addition, there are several special events and programs planned throughout the year. Check out our calendar for what’s coming up. You can also find out more about Society membership and volunteer opportunities.
Buy A Brick. Build A Legacy
For those who have purchased commemorative Heritage Museum bricks and pavers, we thank you!
First phase donor brick installation is complete. If you are interested in purchasing a brick for the second phase,
please call 781 749 7721.