Resource Links

Antique Spectacles, Etc. – David A. Fleishman, M.D. retired ophthalmologist maintains this non-commercial web site filled with information and imagery of antique spectacles and other vision aids. www.antiquespectacles.com
20 Kings Road
Sharon, Ma. 02067
(781) 801-0015
Arlington Chamber of Commerce & Visitor’s Center – The Arlington Chamber of Commerce operates the Jefferson Cutter House.
1 Whittemore Place
Arlington, MA 02474
(781) 643-4600
Arlington Historical Commission – The Commission is chartered under Arlington’s by-laws to review and act upon any applications for building permits that involve exterior changes to historically and architecturally significant structures in Arlington. www.arlingtonhistoricalcommission.org
Whittemore Robbins House
670R Massachusetts Ave
Arlington, MA 02476
(781) 316-3275
Arlington Historic Districts Commission – The Commission reviews the plans for external changes to houses in the Arlington historic districts with the goal of preserving the historical character of the district.
Arlington Board of Selectmen
730 Massachusetts Avenue
Arlington, MA 02476
(781) 646-1000 ext. 4065
Arlington Preservation Fund – The Arlington Preservation Fund, Inc. is a non-profit corporation whose principal purpose is to make low interest loans to owners of historically significant structures in the town of Arlington, MA. www.arlingtonpreservation.org
Arlington Preservation Fund, Inc.
Post Office Box 493
Arlington, MA 02476
(781) 646-9105
Arlington Town Clerk’s Office – Holder of vital records, true lists, etc.
Robbins Memorial Town Hall
730 Massachusetts Avenue
Arlington, MA 02476
(781) 646-1000
Boston National Historical Park – This is an association of sites that provide a coherent view of the Boston’s role in US history. It includes the Old South Meeting House, Old State House, Faneuil Hall, the Paul Revere House, Old North Church, Bunker Hill, the Charlestown Navy Yard, and the USS Constitution. www.nps.gov/bost/
Boston National Historical Park
Charlestown Navy Yard
Boston, MA 02129-4543
(617) 242-5642
Boston Public Library
www.bpl.org
Copley Square
Boston, MA 02117
(617) 536-5400
Civil War Round Table of Greater Boston
www.cwrtgb.com
3 Waverley Oaks Rd. #202
Waltham, Ma. 02452-6274
781-647-3332
Cyrus E. Dallin Art Museum – Operates a museum housing Dallin’s sculptures and archives, located at the Jefferson Cutter House. www.dallin.org
Arlington Town Hall
1 Whittemore Park
Arlington, MA 02474
(781) 641-0747
Lexington Historical Society
www.lexingtonhistory.org
PO Box 514
Lexington, MA 02420
781-862-1703
Massachusetts Archives (1841-1900)
www.magnet.state.ma.us/sec/arc
220 Morrissey Boulevard
Boston, MA 02175
(617) 727-2816
Massachusetts Registry of Vital Records (1901 – present)
www.state.ma.us/dph/bhsre/rvr/rvr.htm
150 Mount Vernon St.
1st floor
Dorchester, MA 02125-3105
(617) 740-2600
Menotomy Minutemen – This group of re-enactors portrays the colonial Menotomy militia and brings the Revolutionary War back to life. Find them prominent in the Patriot’s Day celebrations. www.menotomy.org
7 Jason Street
Arlington, MA 02476
Middlesex Canal Association – The purposes of the organization are to publicize the history of the Middlesex Canal, to preserve as much as possible of the extant remains of the Canal, and to restore such portions as possible as an historical and recreational area for the general public. www.middlesexcanal.org
Located at:
Faulkner Mills
71 Faulkner St.
North Billerica, MA
Minute Man National Historical Park – Consists of over 900 acres of land which wind along original segments of the April 19, 1775 Battle Road this park preserves the significant historic sites, and properties
associated with the opening battles of the American Revolution.www.nps.gov/mima/
Minute Man National Historical Park
174 Liberty Street
Concord, MA 01742
(978) 369-6993
National Archives – Northeast Region
http://www.archives.gov/northeast/boston
380 Trapelo Road
Waltham, MA 02116
(617) 536-5740
New England Historic Genealogical Society
www.nehgs.org
101 Newbury Street

Boston, MA 02116

(617) 536-5740
Robbins Library – The Robbins Library Local
History Room contains books, photographs, slides, atlases, vertical files and other materials documenting the history of Arlington.
Materials concerning Middlesex County and Massachusetts and its towns are also included. www.robbinslibrary.org
700 Massachusetts Avenue
Arlington, MA 02476
(781) 641-4884
South Middlesex Registry of Deeds

208 Cambridge Street
Cambridge, MA 02141
(617) 494-4500
The Old Schwamb Mill – Visitors can tour the mill buildings and see the manufacture of high-quality oval and circular picture frames using original tools and processes. www.oldschwambmill.org
17 Mill Lane
Arlington, MA 02476
(781) 643-0554
Royall House – Now designated a National Historic Landmark, the Royall House was the home of Isaac Royall and Isaac Royall Jr. during 1732-1775. www.royallhouse.org
The Royall House Association
15 George Street
Medford, MA 02155

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