Memorial Library 1889
Built as a memorial to those who died in the Civil War.
Addition at the entire back and side. The circular addition is a teen reading area.
Photo of original library.
The locked cubicles is where the genealogy material is kept.
Massachusetts "Tan Books" may be seen (births, marriages and deaths to 1850).
Quite a large Civil War exhibit, with a lot about Acton soldiers.
*See flyer about the Library's Civil War website, at the bottom .
Microfilm Room (above)
Original fireplace and front door at left.
Below is a shot looking out the front entrance, next to door.
Excellent site to search for your ancestors if they were from Acton and fought in the Civil War. The records for 374 men include: Index to Soldiers and Sailors, Regimental histories, Pension Files, G.A.R records, Obituaries, Veteran grave markers (with photos), Documents and Manuscripts, and Extensive Bibliography.
Other Libraries I visited:
Cary Memorial Library, Lexington, MA
Adams Library, Chelmsford, MA
Not all are Tan (Massachusetts Vital Records Series)
Tewksbury, MA Library (Genealogy Room) and 9/11 Memorial
Goodnow Library, Sudbury, MA -- History and Genealogy Section
Still in the Past -- Massachusetts State Library
Boston Public Library (Genealogy area) -- Boston, Massachusetts
Pollard Memorial Library, Lowell, MA (Genealogy Section)
Concord Free Library, Concord, MA
Parker Memorial Library, Dracut, MA
Reuben Hoar Library, Littleton, MA -- Wordless Wednesday
Lynnfield Public Library -- Wordless Wednesday
Watertown Free Library, Watertown, MA
Nevins Memorial Library, Methuen, MA
Acton Memorial Library, Acton, Massachusetts
Library (Genealogy Section) -- Dover, New Hampshire
Nashua Public Library, Nashua, NH -- Wordless Wednesday
Historical Society -- Maine Historical Society and Library
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