Wilbraham Collection

The Wilbraham Public Library Local History Collection includes materials related to the Town of Wilbraham or the South Parish (present-day Hampden) through 1878. We collect and preserve books, pamphlets, Town reports, maps, local authors' works, photographs, and unpublished diaries & manuscripts.

Detailed research help is not available at this time. If you have any questions about our collections, please contact Mary Bell at mbell@wilbrahamlibrary.org.

Wilbraham Charter

Wilbraham Charter image





A copy of the Wilbraham Charter is on permanent display in the Wilbraham Public Library and was digitized in 2013 by State Senator Gale Candaras (D-Wilbraham) and State Representative Angelo Puppolo (D-Springfield) to celebrate the 250th anniversary of establishment of the Town of Wilbraham. The original is preserved in the Massachusetts State Archives in Boston. Click on the thumbnail above for a larger image.

Collections

Photographs
Wilbraham Public Library's photographic collections in the public domain available online through the Digital Commonwealth. We will be adding more collections as we are able.

Minnechaug yearbooks
Yearbooks from 1961-2011 on archive.org, digitized through the Digital Commonwealth in partnership with the Boston Public Library.

Wilbraham Town Reports
Bound reports from the library collection from 1876 to 2015 on archive.org, digitized through the Digital Commonwealth in partnership with the Boston Public Library.

Wilbraham-Hampden Times
Search or browse back issues of the local newspaper from 2002-June 2017. This will be updated periodically as new issues become available.

Historical building inventory
The Wilbraham Historical Society's inventory of historic houses and other buildings in Wilbraham.

Genealogy Resources

Ancestry Library Edition
This database can be searched in-library only. Please ask a librarian if you need any help getting started.

Family Search
Free records and resources for genealogy made available through the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints.

Local Resources
Contact information for western Massachusetts historical and genealogical agencies.