Welcome to the Plainville Historical Society


Keeping Local History Alive Through Preservation, Inspiration, and Education

Established in 1968 under the leadership of the legendary Ruth Hummel, the Plainville Historical Society has been keeping local history alive for over 50 years. Our goal is to accomplish this through:


  • Collecting and preserving resources including documents, photographs, memorabilia, or other objects related to Plainville or considered to be relevant Americana.
  • Providing public accessibility to the Plainville Historic Center which the Society maintains as a research center, museum, offices, and store.​
  • Promoting interest in local history through programs, media, education, and personalized assistance with research and genealogy.

Current Hours: Mondays and Wednesdays 10 AM - 1 PM.  Other timeby appointment. 

Plainville is celebrating Juneteenth with a wonderful event presented by the Anti-Racism Task Force and Queen Ann Nzinga Center. There will be musical performances, speakers, booths, lunch items at no cost, and more. 

And... We will be there! The Historical Society booth will feature a display on Plainville's African-American Civil War Veterans, a new brochure on Plainville Sites on the Freedom Trail, and other items.

 If location changes due to weather, we will post that as soon as we know. Hope to see you on Wednesday!​