Doing Your Own Historical Research

Please note: the Archives at the Jackson Homestead are closed indefinitely due to ongoing renovation work. We invite you to read about the project progress on our blog “Action in the Archives.”

If you are interested in historic images of Newton’s thirteen villages, please email your request to Due to limited staffing, requests may take 2-3 weeks to process.

Print of Civil War battle

Our collections include:

  • Family Papers
  • Organization Record
  • Photographs

Historic Newton has resources to help you research the history of your city, house, or family.

The Hands-On History Workbook contains a series of worksheets that can be used to research the documents maintained by the City of Newton. They can be used as a template to conduct historical research in other cities and towns as well. Click here to see the worksheets.