Local History


Our current Local History room is under development, but still available to you at the library, where you also have access to Ancestry.com (in library use only).





Additionally, you can explore the history of Newbury, Massachusetts through historic photos, newspapers, yearbooks, artifacts, and more from the following organizations:

Museum of Old Newbury

The Newbury Historical Commission

The Sons & Daughters of the First Settlers of Newbury


[The photo above is of the original Newbury Public Library on Main Street, which opened in 1926 over the general store. It was relocated to Lunt Street and was the first public building in Massachusetts to be built by vocational high school students.
The current building was completed in 2000 and is located on the Lunt Street site.]