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Specialty Museums Massachusetts (Amherst-Fall River)

 
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  MA
 
Amherst
 
Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art
 
125 West Bay Road
 
Amherst MA   01002   
 
Phone   413 658-1100
 
Web Site  http://www.picturebookart.org/
 
Description  founded by author/illustrator of Very Hungry Caterpillar, features rotating                     exhibits of illustrations for children
 
Type of Resource   Specialty Museum
 
Primary Focus  Children
 
Collection N-Z  Paintings
 
New or Updated:  2/10/2004

Massachusetts
Amherst
National Yiddish Book Center
Harry & Jeanette Building
1021 West Street
Amherst MA 01002
Phone
413 256-4900
Web Site http://www.yiddishbookcenter.org/
E-mail mailto:yiddish@bikher.org
Description over a million Yiddish books, with exhibit area
Type of Resource Specialty Museum
Primary Focus History Resource
Collection A-F Books
Group Identity Jewish
Research /Reading Library
New or Updated: 06/10/2003

Massachusetts
Amesbury
Amesbury Carriage Museum
270 Main Street
PO Box 252
Amesbury MA
Phone 
978 834-9981
Web Site  *****
Alt Web 
http://www.ci.amesbury.ma.us/admin/mayor/wheretogo.htm
Description  over 100 companies once worked on carriages in the area
Type of Resource  Specialty Museum
Collection A-F  Carriages

Massachusetts
Amherst
National Yiddish Book Center
Harry & Jeanette Building
Amherst MA  01002
Phone 
413 256-4900
Web Site
Toll Free  800 535-3595
Description  over a million Yiddish books, with exhibit area
Type of Resource  Specialty Museum
Primary Focus History Resource
Group Identity  Jewish
Research /Reading  Library
 

  MA

  Attleboro

  Attleboro Area Industrial Museum

  42 Union Street

  Attleboro  MA    02703    

  Phone   508 222-3918

  Web Site  http://www.industrialmuseum.com/

  E-mail  mailto:info@industrialmuseum.com

  Description  located in former metals refinery

  Type of Resource  Specialty Museum

  Primary Focus  Local History

  Building Type   Factory

  Collection G-M  Machinery

  Research /Reading  Library

  New or Updated:     11/25/2005

 

 

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Massachusetts
Boston
Boston Fire Museum
344 Congress Street
Boston MA 02210
Phone 617 482-1344
Web Site http://www.bostonfiremuseum.com/
E-mail mailto:info@bostonfiremuseum.com
Description fire equipment, memorabilia
Type of Resource Specialty Museum
Building Type Fire House
Industry /Profession Firefighting
Collection A-F Machinery
Era 1891
Owner/Operator: Boston Sparks Association
New or Updated: 06/30/2003
 

  MA

  Boston

  Computer Museum, Inc

  Address

  Boston                        MA

  Phone

  Web Site  www.tcm.org/

  Alt Web  http://www.computerhistory.org/

  Description  Closed in 1999, now part of the Museum of Science, collection at Computer History Museum in California

  Type of Resource   Specialty Museum

  Primary Focus  Technology

  Industry /Profession Computer

  New or Updated:           11/29/2005
 

  MA

  Boston

  John F Kennedy Library and Museum

  Columbia Point

  Boston      MA           02125    

  Phone   617 514-1600

  Web Site  http://jfklibrary.org/

  Toll Free  866 JFK-1960

  E-mail  kennedy.library@nara.gov

  Description  official JFK library and museum holds memorabilia, displays artifacts, documents &  photos, shows film on his life

  Type of Resource   Specialty Museum

  Primary Focus  President

  Nature of Group or Site  Government

  Industry /Profession Politics

  Research /Reading  Library

  New or Updated:             1/11/2006

Museum of Dirt
36 Drydock Avenue
Boston MA
Phone
Web Site 
www.planet.com/dirtweb/dirt.html
Description dirt from famous places around the world
Type of Resource  Specialty Museum

  MA
 
Boston
 
Sports Museum of New England
 
1175 Soldiers Field Road
 
Boston  MA  02134    
 
Phone  617 787-7678
 
Web Site  http://www.sportsmuseum.org/
 
E-mail  mailto:sportsmuseum@fleetcenter.com
 
Description  hockey, basketball, football, baseball, Olympics, media, interactive exhibits                         in Fleet Center
 
Type of Resource  Specialty Museum
 
Primary Focus  Sports
 
Research /Reading  Library
 
New or Updated:  07/11/2003

 

 

 

 

 

    MA
 
Brewster
 
New England Fire and History Museum
 
1439 Main Street
 
Route 6A
 
Brewster  MA  02631   
 
Phone  508 896-5711
 
Web Site  http://www.nefiremuseum.org/
 
Alt Web  http://www.capecodtravel.com/attractions/museums.shtml
 
Description  concentration on fires and firefighting
 
Type of Resource  Specialty Museum
 
Industry /Profession  Firefighting
 
Collection G-M  Machinery
 
Research /Reading  Library
 
New or Updated:  07/14/2003
 
 

  MA

  Brockton

  Brockton Fire Museum

  216 N Pearl St

  Brockton   MA           02301    

  Phone   508 583-1039

  Web Site  http://www.brocktonma.com/bhs/firemus.html

  E-mail  mailto:gerryb@brocktonma.com

  Description  1850 Hand-Tub Pumper, thousands of artifacts, memorial

  Type of Resource   Specialty Museum

  Industry /Profession Firefighting

  Owner/Operator:  Brockton Historical Society

  New or Updated:           1/15/2006

Brockton Shoe Museum
Brockton Heritage Center
216 North Pearl Street
Brockton MA  02301
Phone
Web Site 
http://www.brocktonma.com/bhs/shoe.html
E-mail  mailto:gerryb@brocktonma.com
Description  history of American shoemaking with video, military footwear, celebrity shoe collection
Type of Resource  Specialty Museum
Primary Focus  Industrial
Collection N-Z  Shoes

 
    MA
  Brookline
  John F Kennedy NHS
 
Address  83 Beals Street
  Brookline  MA  02446
  Phone  617 566-7937
 
Alt Phone  617 566-1689
 
Web Site  http://www.nps.gov/jofi/
  E-mail  mailto:FRLA_Kennedy_NHS@nps.gov
 
Description  JFK lived the first four years of his life here, furnished as of the date of his     Type of Resource  Specialty Museum
  Primary Focus  President
  Nature of Group or Site  Government
 
Industry /Profession  Politics
  Era  1917
 
Owner/Operator:  National Park Service
  New or Updated: 
07/17/2003 

 

  Brookline

  Anderson Auto Museum

  15 Newton Street

  Brookline  MA   02445    

  Phone  617 522-6547

  Web Site www.mot.org

  Description  75 year old collection, very early unrestored vehicles

  Type of Resource  Specialty Museum

  Primary Focus  Automotive

  Collection G-M   Motorcycles

  Collection N-Z  Vehicles

  New or Updated:  8/27/2007

 

    MA
 
Buzzards Bay
  Capt. Charles H Hurley Library
 
Massachusetts Maritime Academy
  101 Academy Drive
 
Buzzards Bay MA 02532     
 
Phone  508 830-5000
  Web Site  http://www.mma.mass.edu/campus/library/cchhl.html
 
Description  military college specializing in marine subjects has collections of the same
 Type of Resource  Specialty Museum
  Primary Focus  Maritime
  Collection G-M  Models
  Research /Reading  Library
  New or Updated:  07/18/2003

Massachusetts
Charlestown
USS Constitution
Charlestown Navy Yard
Charlestown MA 02129
Phone
617 426-1812
Web Site www.navy.mil/homepages/constitution/index.htm
Description
Type of Resource
Specialty Museum
Primary Focus   Maritime
Building Type   Ship

  MA
  Cohasset
  Maritime Museum - Cohasset
 
4 Elm Street
  PO Box 627
  Cohasset MA  02025   
 
Phone  617 383-1434
  Web Site  http://www.cohassethistoricalsociety.org/building.htm
  E-mail  mailto:tlg@dreamcom.net
  Description  lifesaving, ship models, lighthouse, shipbuilding
 
Type of Resource  Specialty Museum
  Primary Focus  Maritime
  Collection G-M  Models
  Owner/Operator:  Cohasset Historical Society
  New or Updated: 
07/30/2003

  MA
 
Dalton
 
Crane Museum
 
30 South Street
 
Dalton  MA  01226    
 
Phone  413 648-2600
 
Web Site  *****
 
Alt Web  http://www.berkshireweb.com/themap/dalton/museum.html
 
Description  History of papermaking by a paper company, housed in 1846 stone mill
 
Type of Resource  Specialty Museum
 
Primary Focus  Industrial
 
Industry /Profession  Papermaking
 
New or Updated:  08/11/2003

Massachusetts
Dracut
Top Fun Aviation Toy Museum
Address
Dracut MA
Phone
Web Site 
www.topfunaviation.com/index.html
Description
Type of Resource 
Specialty Museum
Primary Focus  Aviation
Collection N-Z  Toys

  MA

  East Tewksbury

  Public Health Museum in Massachusetts

  365 East Street

  East Tewksbury  MA  01876    

  Phone 978 851-7321

  Web Site www.publichealthmuseum.org

  Description  by appt only, past and present public health issues, housed in 1894

                    Administration Building, WPA murals

  Type of Resource  Specialty Museum

  Building Type  Hospital

  Industry /Profession Medical

  Collection N-Z  Paintings

  New or Updated:   6/28/2006

  MA
 
Essex
 
Essex Shipbuilding Museum
 
66 Main Street
 
Essex  MA  01929  
 
Phone  978 768-7541
 
Web Site  http://www.essexshipbuildingmuseum.org/
 
Description  multiple buildings on site, museum in school, shipyard built 300 vessels
 
Type of Resource  Specialty Museum
 
Primary Focus  Maritime
 
Building Type  Transportation
 
New or Updated:  09/10/2003

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    Massachusetts

  Fall River

  Battleship Cove

  Five Water Street

  PO Box 111

  Fall River  MA   02722    

  Phone  508 678-1100

  Web Site www.battleshipcove.org

  E-mail  mailto:battleship@battleshipcove.org

  Description  numerous WWII ships and smaller craft

  Type of Resource  Specialty Museum

  Primary Focus  Maritime

  Building Type Ship

  Industry /Profession Navy

  New or Updated:  6/22/2007

Marine Museum at Fall River
70 Water Street
Fall River MA   02721
Phone 
508 674-3533
Web Site  www.marinemuseum.org
Description  models, exhibits on luxury liners, Titanic exhibit, located in restored machine shop
Type of Resource  Specialty Museum
Primary Focus  Maritime
Collection G-M Models
Research /Reading  Library

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