Who We Are
The Dyer Memorial Library & Archives has been collecting, protecting, studying, displaying, and sharing information about the residents and events of Old Abington for generations. The Dyer is a unique and valuable resource for those interested in the history of the towns of Abington, Rockland and Whitman, Massachusetts that up until 1874, were all a part the Town of Abington.
The materials at the DML&A can help you with your journey of discovery about your ancestors, learn the history of your house, and much more.
Connect directly with history at the Dyer!
What We Help You Do
Research your Family History
The DML&A can help you begin or dive deeper into your family history. We have a renowned collection of genealogy notes, pedigree charts, biography newspaper clippings, vital records, and published family histories with a particular focus on the towns of Abington, Rockland, and Whitman, Massachusetts. You will find Old Abington names including Hobart, Loud, Reed, and Torrey, as well as newer names to the three towns. Let us help you create a family tree or hunt for clues about an ancestor.
Discover your Community History
The DML&A has the resources to help you learn about the spaces, places, and unique stories of your community. We have extensive local histories of Old Abington from the colonial period to the present day. Sources include letters and memoirs, manuscripts, records and books. We have a notable collection of Civil War monographs, Massachusetts town histories, business directories, biographies, and clippings files. Are you interested in the history of your house in Abington, Rockland, or Whitman? Start here : https://mhc-macris.net/
Explore and learn through Our Collections
The DML&A’s collections range in size from a single letter, receipt, or diary, to boxes of records. These include maps, scrapbooks, club membership lists, military records, memorabilia, photographs, yearbooks, newspapers, artifacts, and more. Our Subject Files document people, institutions and topics related to the towns of Abington, Rockland and Whitman. The Biography Files are filled with tidbits about the daily lives of residents ranging from shoe factory owners sponsoring town-wide events to gossipy mentions of neighbors enjoying coffee and a game of whist together.
Research at the DML&A
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Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
and By Appointment
Walk-ins are welcome to take a self-guided tour to learn about Abington, Rockland and Whitman's fascinating history.
We cannot provide research assistance to walk-ins at this time.
Street Address: 28 Centre Ave., Abington, MA 02351
U.S. Mail: P.O. Box 2245, Abington, MA 02351
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