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  MA
 
Salem
 
Peabody Essex  Museum
 
East India Square
 
Salem MA  01970    
 
Phone   978 745-9500
 
Web Site  http://www.pem.org/homepage/
 
Toll Free  866 745-1876
 
Description  2.4 million items, Pacific rim arts, architecture, rare books
 
Type of Resource   Specialty Museum
 
Primary Focus  Maritime
 
Collection A-F Decorative
 
Collection N-Z  Photography
 
Research /Reading  Library
 
New or Updated:  1/6/2004
 

  MA

  Salem

  Salem Wax Museum

  288 Derby Street

  Salem  MA   01970    

  Phone  978 740 2919

  Web Site  www.salemwaxmuseum.com

  Toll Free  800 298-2929

  Description  displays revolve around the famous witch trials and witchcraft

  Type of Resource  Specialty Museum

  Primary Focus  Wax

  New or Updated:   5/10/2006
 

  MA

  Salem

  Salem Witch Museum

  19 Washington Square North

  Salem  MA   01970    

  Phone  978 744-1692

  Web Site  www.salemwitchmuseum.com

  E-mail  mailto:faq@salemwitchmuseum.com

  Description  More a theatrical presentation than museum, half hour shows give the

                    history of the famous trials

  Type of Resource  Specialty Museum

  New or Updated:   5/9/2006

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  MA

  Sandwich

  Sandwich Glass Museum

  129 Main Street

  MAIL PO Box 103

  Sandwich  MA   02563    

  Phone  508 888-0251

  Web Site http://www.sandwichglassmuseum.org/

  Description  Mostly glassware from the Boston and Sandwich Company, lighting

                    gallery, color & chemistry

  Type of Resource  Specialty Museum

  Primary Focus  Industrial

  Collection G-M   Glass

  Owner/Operator:  Sandwich Historical Society

  New or Updated:  7/2/2007

 

  MA

  Sandwich

  Thornton W Burgess Society Museum

  4 Water Street (Route 130)

  PO Box 972

  Sandwich  MA   03563    

  Phone 508 888-4668

  Alt Phone  508 888-6870

  Web Site http://www.thorntonburgess.org/

  E-mail  mailto:tburgess@capecod.net

  Description  dedicated to nature oriented writer & author of  nature stories

                    (1874-1965)

  Type of Resource  Specialty Museum

  Primary Focus  Famous People

  Research  Library

  New or Updated:  4/6/2007

  MA
 
Sandwich
 
Yesteryears Doll & Toy Museum
 
Main and River Streets
 
Sandwich  MA  02563     
 
Phone   617 888-1711
 
Web Site  *****
 
Description  Former church now used to house a doll collection
 
Type of Resource   Specialty Museum
 
Collection A-F Dolls
 
Collection N-Z  Toys
 
New or Updated:   1/9/2004

Massachusetts
Sharon
Kendall Whaling Museum
27 Everett Street
Sharon MA  02067
Phone 
781 784-5642
Web Site  www.kwm.org/
Description  10 centuries of maritime art
Type of Resource Specialty Museum
Primary Focus  Maritime
Industry /Profession  Whaling

  MA
 
South Deerfield
 
Yankee Candle Car Museum
 
5 North Street
 
Routes 5 & 10
 
South Deerfield  MA  01373    
 
Phone  413 665-2020
 
Web Site  *****
 
Toll Free  877 636-2020
 
Alt Web  http://www.virtualcities.com/ons/ma/p/as/map71a37.htm
 
Description  75 cars from Europe and the US - in OCT 2003 we couldn't find the link on                         the company web site
 
Type of Resource  Specialty Museum
 
Primary Focus  Automotive
 
New or Updated:  10/31/2003


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    MA
 
Springfield
 
Indian Motorcycle Museum & Hall of Fame
 
33 Hendee Street
 
Springfield  MA    01104    
 
Phone   413 737-2624
 
Web Site  *****
 
Alt Web  http://www.springfieldfun.com/museums.htm
 
Description  dedicated to the first motorcycle manufacturer
 
Type of Resource   Specialty Museum
 
Primary Focus  Automotive
 
Nature of Group or Site  Hall of Fame
 
Collection G-M  Motorcycles
 
New or Updated:     5/4/2004
 

  MA

  Springfield

  Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame

  1000 West Columbus Avenue

  Springfield  MA   01105    

  Phone  413 781-6500

  Web Site www.hoophall.com

  Toll Free 877 4HOOPLA

  Description  pictures, memorabilia, multimedia

  Type of Resource  Specialty Museum

  Primary Focus  Sports

  Nature of Group or Site  Hall of Fame

  Industry /Profession Games

  New or Updated:  6/22/2006

 

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Massachusetts
Waltham
American Jewish Historical Society
2 Thornton Road
Waltham MA  02453
Phone 
781 891-8110
Web Site
Description
Type of Resource 
Specialty Museum
Primary Focus  Religion
Group Identity  Jewish
 

  MA
 
Watertown
 
Armenian Library and Museum of America
 
65 Main Street
 
Watertown  MA  02472    
 
Phone  617 926-2562
 
Web Site  http://www.almainc.org/
 
Description  6000 artifacts & 12000 volumes of Armenian history
 
Type of Resource  Specialty Museum
 
Nature of Group or Site  Crafts
 
Collection A-F  Costume
 
Group Identity  Armenian
 
Research /Reading  Library
 
New or Updated:  10/26/2003
 

  MA

  Watertown

  Perkins School for the Blind

  175 N Beacon Street

  Watertown  MA   02472    

  Phone  617 972-7767

  Web Site http://www.perkins.org/

  E-mail  mailto:HistoryMuseum@Perkins.org

  Description  research library with separate museum on history of the education of

                    the blind - library is one of the largest collections on non-medical

                    aspects of blindness

  Type of Resource  Specialty Museum

  Industry /Profession Medical

  Research   Library

  New or Updated:  7/2/2006

    Massachusetts

  Weston

  Cardinal Spellman Philatelic Museum

  235 Wellesley Street

  Regis College

  Weston  MA  02493    

  Phone  718 768-8367

  Web Site www.spellman.org

  E-mail  mailto:info@spellman.org

  Description  2 million items related to stamps world wide

  Type of Resource  Specialty Museum

  Collection N-Z   Stamps

  Research  Library

  New or Updated:  6/23/2007

  MA
 
Winchester
 
Arthur Griffin Center for Photographic Art
 
65 Shore Road
 
Winchester   MA  01890    
 
Phone   781 729-1158
 
Web Site  http://www.griffinmuseum.org/index.html
 
E-mail  mailto:photos@griffinmuseum.org
 
Description  contemporary & historic photography, houses collection of photojournalist
 
Type of Resource   Specialty Museum
 
Primary Focus  Arts
 
Collection N-Z  Photography
 
New or Updated:   1/30/2004

  MA
 
Worcester
 
American Sanitary Plumbing Museum
 
39 Piedmont Street
 
Worcester   MA   01610    
 
Phone   508 754-9453
 
Web Site  *****
 
Alt Web  http://www.wbur.org/special/strangemuseums/plumbing.asp
 
Description  hundreds of fixtures and fittings, plus a library
 
Type of Resource   Specialty Museum
 
Primary Focus  Industrial
 
Collection N-Z  Plumbing
 
Research /Reading  Library
 
New or Updated:   2/2/2004
 

  MA

  Worcester

  Higgins Armory Museum

  100 Barber Avenue

  Worcester   MA   01606    

  Phone  508 853-6015

  Web Site http://www.higgins.org/

  E-mail  mailto:higgins@higgins.org

  Description  4600 mostly 16th & 17th center pieces of arms  and armor

  Type of Resource  Specialty Museum

  Primary Focus  Military

  Building Type  Civic

  Collection A-F  Arms

  Era  Medieval

  New or Updated:  6/20/2007


  MA

  Worcester

  Massachusetts National Guard Museum

  44 Salisbury St

  Worcester  MA  01609    

  Phone  508 797-0334

  Web Site www.magnet.state.ma.us/guard/museum/museum.htm

  E-mail  mailto:museum@ma.ngb.army.mil

  Description  housed in armory, history of militia and Guard from 1775

  Type of Resource  Specialty Museum

  Primary Focus  Military

  Building Type   Civic

  Nature of Group or Site  Unit

  Research   Archives

  Era  1891

  New or Updated:  6/19/2007

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