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.


See About Us to learn more about the Plainville Historical Society. 

Important Update: All programs or group activities are on hold. In addition, the Plainville Historic Center at 29 Pierce Street will be closed until further notice.​