Welcome to the Belmont Historical Society’s website. Our mission is to promote greater understanding and appreciation of the history, residents, contributions, and structure of the town of Belmont, Massachusetts. Find out more about what we do and other information about the society by clicking on What We Do.
From September through May of each year the society presents a monthly program on a topic associated with the history of Belmont and surrounding communities. All of our programs are open to the public and most of them are free. The next program on December 18, 2013 will be an illustrated lecture by Kenneth Turino from Historic New England who will discuss how the observation and celebration of Christmas in New England has changed over the past four centuries. Find out more about this fascinating program by clicking on Events where you can also see summaries of our recent programs this year.
We always welcome new members and invite them to take an active role in the society’s activities. To learn more and to download an application form, click on Membership.
The photograph at the top of this web page shows the historic Wellington Station, originally built as a private school building in the 1840′s and then used as the Belmont station for the Fitchburg Railroad from 1852 until 1879. Today the Wellington Station is owned and maintained by the Belmont Historical Society and sits just outside the town center at the intersection of Concord Avenue and Common Street.
We will be updating and adding content to our website, so visit us again soon. If you have any questions about the Belmont Historical Society or comments about this website, email us at BelmontHistory1859@nullgmail.com.