The town of Lincoln, Massachusetts has a rich history. From its days as a Precinct of Concord to its leadership in land conservation, Lincoln has generated stories that must be kept and told to future generations. As a crossroads on April 19, 1775, as the home of Bauhaus and other modern architecture, as a community that has fostered authors from Thoreau to Jane Langton, as a rural farming village turned suburban commuter town, Lincoln stands among the premier places in the panorama of American life.

The Lincoln Town Archives collects, preserves, and provides access to the history and culture of the town of Lincoln, Massachusetts.  Collections include municipal records, manuscripts, books, photographs, audio-visual materials, and other ephemera documenting the history of Lincoln from 1746 to the present.  This site presents selected archival items and collections, as well as online exhibits about Lincoln's history.

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Eliza Rotch Farrar

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Photograph of original gum print portrait of Eliza Rotch Farrar (1792-1870). Original portrait was photographed by Ruth Williams in 1993.

Children's Room 2, Gund Addition, Lincoln Public Library, 1993

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Second interior view of Children's Room in new building addition at the Lincoln Public Library, designed by architect Graham Gund. Image scanned from…

Children's Room 1, Gund Addition, Lincoln Public Library, 1993

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Interior view of Children's Room in the new building addition at the Lincoln Public Library, designed by architect Graham Gund. Image scanned from…