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 times by appointment.          We will be closed on Monday February 19th for Presidents Day. 

In Celebration of

Black History Month



Inspired by family stories while growing up in Plainville, Maurice Barboza has not only uncovered the historical roles of  African Americans but has also worked to have our nation recognize and honor this heritage.


Maurice will share the story of helping his Aunt Lena Santos Ferguson, who was also from Plainville, to finally be admitted to the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR).


Maurice will also talk about the National Mall Liberty Fund, a nonprofit working to establish a memorial to African Americans who contributed to the American Revolution. 


The program will take place in the meeting room on the second floor. elevator access is available. 


We hope to see you in the 28th!