• Welcome to the Plainfield, Massachusetts Historical Society' s site. Whether you've lived here all your life, or just met us, feel free to explore, reminsce, learn and enjoy.

  • Explore Plainfield's many historic cemeteries.

  • Doctor Samuel Shaw's Apothecary - Rediscovering the Shaw Hudson House: A National Treasure Worth Saving

  • Coming of Age in Plainfield: Women’s Stories of Successful Aging Project by Rebecca Williams Mlynarczyk

  • Hidden Walls Hidden Mills -Exploring the Plainfield Landscape: get outside and have a look! Our goal is to engage children of all ages in historical and ecological exploration: cellar holes, mill foundations, historical water use and management, and the forest that created the Hilltown landscape.

  • See our ever expanding collection of vintage Plainfield postcards.

  • Coming of Age in Plainfield:Women's Stories of Successful Aging. Read oral histories, memoirs and writings from some of the exceptional women that are adding to Plainfield's diverse history.

Featured Item

The Plainfield Project: A Community Caring for One of Its Own was written to honor the life and legacy of Arvilla L. Dyer. After being diagnosed with stomach cancer, Arvilla, who had served the town in so many ways, became the focus of what she came to call "the Plainfield Project," a project that changed her life. Click here to read it. 
From the Curator's Desk

From the Curator's Desk

PHS News

PHS News

The PHS will be hosting a series of events this June and July on the topic of Plants on Paper: Two Centuries of Collecting, Studying and the Art of the Flora in Plainfield. Click here to learn more.