Open Houses During Covid Emergency

Customarily the Heald House Museum at 698 Concord Street, Carlisle, is open 2:00 – 5:00 pm on the third Sunday of each month.  Under current conditions – with various restrictions in place because of the Covid pandemic – we are still maintaining this schedule but with certain restrictions.  Docents and visitors are expected to wear masks and adhere to social distancing.  The portions of the exhibits in the Heald House itself are closed, but the outdoor sites of the Carlisle copper mine and rocks from the Carlisle quarry are open, as are the exhibits in the barn

Help Document Carlisle during the Corona Virus Pandemic

While contemporary times do not feel like history, the present soon becomes the past, and those in the future will surely look back on the time of the Pandemic as a historically important period.  With that in mind, the Society is planning to establish a collection of documents, photos, recordings, and artifacts that will make the memory of the Pandemic and its impact on the Town vivid for those who come after us.  If you have anything along these lines to provide to the collection, please get in touch with an officer or a member of the board.

Donate an Artifact

The Historical Society’s principal mission is gathering and sharing records and artifacts that illustrate the history of our Town and its residents.  Do you have an item related to Carlisle’s past or an item related to a Carlisle resident or family?  We are looking for such items (ordinary or extraordinary) to add to our collections.  If you have something to donate, please contact John Troast III, Curator email