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:  All Town Buildings will be closed (including the Historical Center) until further notice due to COVID 19.



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



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






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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