Needham History Center & Museum


Our History is Our Community!

Local history is the story of our community family. The Needham History Center tells these stories about how our town became the place we know – about how our history helps us to understand our contemporary life.  

But we can’t do it without You!  None of this happens without your generous support, which is crucial to our efforts to share and celebrate the importance of Needham’s history. We share your love for Needham, and your interest in its past and its future. We are very grateful for the part you play in keeping the History Center strong and vital!

  • FREE admission to our Museum and programs, so everyone can participate
  • Educational resources to the schools at all grades
  • Events and programs in partnership with town and civic organizations
  • Stories and information that bring us closer to our community
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1,369 Museums for the price of one!

The Needham History Center & Museum is part of the North American Reciprocal Museum Association® (NARM)! 

NARM benefits are included in Memberships at the Silver ($100) level and above.  This gives you full access to NARM’s  network of 1,369 art museums and galleries, historical museums and societies, botanical gardens, children’s museums, zoos across the US, and beyond! There are 83 NARM member institutions in MA alone, and 66 of them are within 50 miles of Needham.  Most admit two people for free.  Enjoy it yourself and/or give NARM Membership as a gift!

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The Membership period is July 1 – June 30.
   *eligible for NARM benefits

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