Hingham is a small town with a big history. This history details not only the progress of the municipality, but also that of the greater Boston area, northeast region, and nation from the 1630s to the present. Fortunately, many historical records dating from the 1630s to the present - including forms, letters, diaries, ledgers, objects, and textiles – have survived. The purpose of the Hingham Historical Archives Task Force is to ensure that all of these materials are properly preserved so that they can be accessible to the public now and in the future. In doing so, we will be preserving our history and the legacy of the town.