Bourne Archives

30 Keene Street

Bourne, MA   02532 508.759.9736

or  508.574.2174

or  774.283.3410


Notice:  We are open again ! 


The Bourne Board of Health voted to follow the current Massachusetts DPH Face Covering Guidance which means it is no longer necessary for all vaccinated people to wear masks in indoor public spaces, and that the masking recommendation is for those who are not fully vaccinated or are at risk for severe disease.



   To see some of the items which have been digitized: 


      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



See our Facebook page for more pictures and to ask questions of both our staff as well as the readers. 


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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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