Needham History Center & Museum

Our Mission

Our Mission

Welcome to the Needham History Center & Museum, formerly the Needham Historical Society! 

The Needham History Center & Museum is Needham’s town museum. Since 1915, the Needham History Center has celebrated the history of Needham and the accomplishments of its residents. We tell the stories that show how our town is unique and special, about how our town grew into the place that it is today – and about how our history helps us to understand our contemporary life.

Diversity Statement

Diversity and Inclusion is an ongoing process. We recognize that the history of Needham as it has been documented excludes the stories of many people, and does not faithfully reflect the ethnic and gender diversity of our town’s past and present. The Needham History Center & Museum will continue to seek diversity its partnerships, listen with respect, and work to fully integrate the contributions of all groups into our narratives. We are an Equal Justice Needham museum – You are Welcome Here.

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