Doing Your Own Historical Research

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.

Please note that research in the archives is by appointment only on Tuesdays and Wednesdays, 10 AM to 4 PM. Please contact Sara Goldberg at