Quincy Historical Society, Quincy

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The Quincy Historical Society is located at 8 Adams Street in Quincy, Norfolk County, Massachusetts, United States. It was founded in 1893 by Charles Francis Adams, Jr.. Dr. Edward Fitzgerald is the Executive Director.
The society occupies the former Adams Academy building. The building was designed by Henry Van Brunt and William Robert Ware, the latter of whom was the architect of the Episcopal Divinity School in Cambridge, Massachusetts, built in 1869, has been listed on the National Register of Historic Places since 1974, and was designated a National Historic Landmark in 1994.
The Society's Quincy History Museum features exhibits about the community's social and cultural history, including Native Americans, the Colonial era, President John Adams and his family, area shipbuilders and granite workers, and local entrepreneurs and businesses, such as Howard Johnson.
The Quincy History Museum & shop are open Mon-Fri 9-4 year-round, Saturdays 12–3 April 14 through November 10. The library is open Monday through Friday, 9-12 and by appointment, year-round. It is closed on holidays.
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  • Now the home of the historical society and in easy walking distance to Quincy center to visit other historical sites. Exhibition is set up for ease of reading and sequence of events. There is also...  more »
  • Quincy Historical Society is a great place to stop into when visiting the historical sites in Quincy, MA. It has many historical papers, photos, items that were around back when President John Adams....  more »
  • This was a great way to really take in the history around the birth of Quincy & also the vital role it played in shaping this great country. Located right the center of Quincy, it's ideal for a visit....  more »
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  • Quincy history in this beautiful building. Remember Quincy is order than Boston. Great place for a family.
  • Wonder building brimming with historical knowledge.
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