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Local History

The Hopkinton Public Library hosts special collections relating to local history and genealogy.

Researchers who wish to use the materials in the local history room must consult with an Adult Services Librarian, the Director, or a designated staff member. You are encouraged to make an appointment with Danielle Cook or Linda Connelly by calling 508-497-9777 or by emailing Danielle at

Hopkinton Making History

We are living through historic times. To contribute to the Hopkinton Public Library's archives, fill out our Hopkinton Reflection on Covid-19 form. Your responses will be added to our archives for future generations.

Local History Room

The local history collection includes manuscripts, photographs, newspapers, pamphlets, books, maps, and some artifacts. These materials have been collected for many years and are being indexed in a "Finding Aid" by Hopkinton Library's archivist, Linda Connelly.

Our Treasure Room Policy defines access, handling, and other rules for materials in the Treasure Room. You can read about the process of archiving items located in the Local History room. Additionally, you can see a list of books in the library's local history collection as well as preview over 90 images in the Digital Commonwealth collection.

Online Local History Resources

Some collections of local history resources have been digitized and are available online:

Biblioboard Collections

Maps and Land Records

Additional Resources

Hopkinton Cemetery Records

Hopkinton Historical Commission Oral History Videos

Black Gems Unearthed

Access World News: Online local newspaper archives 

Monographs on Hopkinton History from Local Researchers