PLEASE NOTE THAT THE COLLECTION IS CURRENTLY IN STORAGE AND THE MUSEUM WILL BE CLOSED UNTIL THE SOCIETY CAN LOCATE A NEW HOME. Meanwhile the Old Nova Scotia Schoolhouse will be available for tours by appointment. Please call or email us to inquire. Thank you.

The Watertown Historical Society Museum presents an in-depth view of our local history. It documents and preserves the collective memories of our community, to reflect on the present and pass on to our future generations.

Some highlights of the collection include:

  • Our photographic and paper archives contain a detailed and fascinating glimpse into Watertown’s industrial and agricultural past.
  • Our large textile collection spans the 18th to the 20th century, and includes many quilts.
  • We have an extensive collection of artifacts from Watertown industry. On display are memorabilia and items manufactured by Heminway and Bartlett, The Autoryre Corporation, Watertown Manufacturing Co., and several Bishop and Bradley clocks.
  • Our collection has Items both unique and curious, such as an antique pair of wooden peg legs, and a small collection of locally
    made antique mouse traps.
  • Decorative and fine arts spanning 200 years are also on display.

We invite you to visit us. The museum is typically open on Wednesday afternoons from 2:00  to 4:00 PM, but because of limited staffing, we ask that you call before traveling to make sure someone will be there. You may also call us at 860-274-1050 to arrange a time to visit. Prepare to be pleasantly surprised. Then, perhaps you will consider joining us as a member, and be interested in what is here for the whole town to enjoy.