To collect, preserve and display a broad variety of historical objects and to foster an appreciation of life in the Sunderland region, both past and present. Central to this mission, are exhibits, lectures and public events that engage people at all ages with the exciting challenge of interpreting artifacts and records from the past.


About the Swampfield Historical Society

Founded in 1941 by William L. Hubbard and his former grade school teacher, Olive Hubbard, both sharing an interest in antiques. The museum, officially established in 2006 at the Graves Memorial Library, houses the Society's collection of artifacts, documents and records. The building is shared with the Sunderland Historical Commission where monthly meetings and public events are held.

The Swampfield Historical Society is a non-profit 501 (c) (3) organization open to anyone interested in collecting and preserving Sunderland's history. Membership dues are $10. per year.

The Society sponsors special educational events and lectures, which are open to the public.

Fundraising efforts are underway to restore the Graves Memorial Museum, maintain the current collection, catalogue and archive documents, artifacts and website. Monetary and artifact donations are greatly appreciated and are tax deductible as provided by law.

Museum is open to the public during open houses and programs throughout the year. Also, by  appointment.

Contact Us: 413-665-2191 or info@swampfieldhistorical.org