Bourne Archives 30 Keene Street Bourne, MA 02532 508.574.2174 or 774.283.3410
Bourne Archives30 Keene StreetBourne, MA   02532  508.574.2174or   774.283.3410


Notice:  We will be open for limited hours starting on June 7. 2021

and look forward to seeing you again!


 While the building may be open, there have been significant changes put in place by the Town, which visitors must follow:


 1)  There will be time limits placed on how long you may remain in the building 

(to be determined at the time of the visit)


2}  Wearing of masks and social distancing measures will also be required.



           Visit our Facebook page for new historic images every week!  



Click  Collections  to see information about our collections.


Click  Images  to see some of the images (such as those below) in our digital collections: 


Click BHS Yearbooks to see our collection of digitized yearbooks







Visit the Bourne Archives if you are interested in researching the history of Bourne, its buildings, and its families--or simply getting a picture of life in the earlier days of Bourne!


The Archives contain Town records, family collections,

photographs, slides, books, maps, oral histories,

and other documentary resources



Bournedale Foundry

Glass Plate Photographs

Photographs created from glass plate negatives cover the early history of Bourne and the Canal.


Map of Monument Beach around 1900


The map collection includes historical maps of Bourne, Cape Cod Canal among others.   


Blackwell cemetery


The cemetery survey of Bourne includes pictures and documentation of the Town's cemeteries and gravestones.

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