Longmeadow History
Proceedings at the
Centennial Celebration
of the Incorporation of the Town of Longmeadow
Written in 1883 for the 100th anniversary celebration of the incorporation of Longmeadow.  Available as an E-book. Contains considerable historical information as well as a town genealogy.  E-book is full text searchable.
Longmeadow's Sesquicentennial Official Souvenir: 150th Anniversary of the Founding of the Town of Longmeadow, Massachusetts Book written by Edgar Holmes Plummer in 1933. A hardcopy is available in Storrs Library.
Reflections of Longmeadow Book published in 1983 on the 200th anniversary of the incorporation of Longmeadow. Edited by Mary Rogeness and Linda Rodger. A hardcopy is available in Storrs Library.

What Befell Stephen Williams
in his Captivity

Stephen Williams was only 11 years old when Deerfield, MA was raided by the French and Native Americans in 1704.  He and his other family members were forced to march to northern Vermont.  Shortly after his return 1½ years later, he wrote this account of his captivity.
Stephen Williams' Diary The Diary includes the reflections of Reverend Stephen Williams who was the first minister of the First Church of Christ in Longmeadow. The Diary covers the time period from 1716, when Stephen Williams became Longmeadow’s first minister, until his death in 1782.
Longmeadow Town Records Town Records, Marriage and Church Records, Birth and Death Records from the town of Longmeadow from 1675 - 1844.
Annual Town Reports

(1855 - Present)
Annual Town Reports from 1855 to the present are now available with full text search.
Longmeadow Cemetery Website for the Longmeadow Cemetery Assn with gravestone records and photos for the Old Burying Grounds.
Walking Tour Through Longmeadow A virtual tour of historic homes in Longmeadow.
A Plan for Historic Preservation Planning document issued by the Longmeadow Historic District Commission- 1988
Areas of Historical Significance in Longmeadow MA Document created by the Long-meadow Historical Commission- 11/19/09
Areas of Historical Significance in Longmeadow MA Document created by the Long-meadow Historical Commission- 11/15/11
Historic Structures
Built Prior to 1901
Document created by the Longmeadow Historical Commission to identify structures impacted by the Demolition Delay bylaw
 Longmeadow Historical Commission website Official website

Useful New England Websites

East Longmeadow Historical Commission A 7 member board that works to preserve, promote and develop the town’s historical assets for present and future use. The commission oversees the Historical Museum House and the Library’s History Room.
Massachusetts Historical Society Contains many online resources relating to colonial Massachusetts
Mass Home List of Massachusetts historical sites and Societies
Old Sturbridge Village Daily work activities and community celebrations of a rural 19th-century colonial America town
Mayflower Web Pages Mayflower genealogy and history - contains passenger lists, genealogies on Mayflower passengers, historical documents, and information about the Pilgrims' lives and times.
Historic Deerfield  Historic Deerfield is a museum of New England history and art within the carefully preserved 330 year old western Massachusetts village of Deerfield.
Plimoth Plantation History of 17th century Plymouth, MA
Colonial Williamsburg Colonial Williamsburg
The Society of Colonial Wars
in the State of Maine
Links to historical sites relating to colonial America

Longmeadow Historical Society

697 Longmeadow Street
Longmeadow, MA 01106
(413) 567-3600

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