Publications, Historical Documents and Maps

These are some of the current Historical Commission's publications. A portion of each book sold goes to support the Hingham Historical Commission.

Links to purchase online are indicated below, and copies may also be available for purchase through the Hingham Historical Society.

Guide to Seventeeth and Eighteenth Century Hingham

A Guide to Seventeenth and Eighteenth Century Hingham, Stephen Dempsey, 2017  

"Hingham is one of the oldest towns in America (settled 1633). The towns' primary resource that underlies the environmental excellence is its distinctive, contiguous, wood-frame architectural resource is an aesthetic, cultural and economic resource that is also a national heritage.
During each year many questions are posed to me regarding Hingham's natural and historic resources. Without question, the most sought after information is for a history of the town's old buildings. Invariably I am asked, 'Where is and how old is the oldest house in Hingham?

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Bucket Town

Bucket Town, Derin T. Bray, 2014    

Woodenware and Wooden Toys of Hingham, 1635-1945

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Hingham Through Time

Hingham Through Time, Stephen Dempsey, 2014

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When I Think of HinghamWhen I Think of Hingham, Michael J. Shilhan, 2002

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Hingham Heritage MapHingham Heritage Custom Google Map

The Hingham Heritage Map is a custom Google map with a series of topical overlays on which locations of local historical significance are geo-located and described.

  1. History & People of Hingham
  2. History of the Town
Links to the complete text of documents relating to Hingham history and Hingham people. (Listed chronologically by date)