Archives & Research Center
Sharon, MA
5 acres
Mobility-impaired Access Historic House or Structure

About Archives & Research Center

At the state-of-the-art Archives and Research Center (ARC), The Trustees are caring for our history – archives, objects, and artifacts that tell the stories of our properties, the organization itself, and our role in the land trust movement.

From letters written during the Civil War to books inscribed by Ralph Waldo Emerson, from Trustees founder Charles Eliot’s scrapbook to ribbons for prize-winning pigs, these treasures tell us not just about the history of our reservations, but about family, society, and the times in which they lived.

The goal of the ARC is more than just preservation, cataloging, and storage. Our ultimate goal is to share this rich historical material with others. Over time, the ARC will provide an extraordinary resource for scholars and educators with an interest in everything from Colonial dairy practices to the China Trade to the origins of the land trust movement.

The ARC represents a new level of stewardship for The Trustees and the opportunity to advance scholarship of Massachusetts’ history and culture. It also embodies our determination to preserve our cultural and historic resources with the same care as our natural ones. Thus a human dimension will enhance every meadow, field, forest, and wetland we protect, as the decisions made by generations of past owners are illuminated by the records they left behind. The ARC helps to connect the past, present, and future – it’s only by knowing and learning from what came before that we can truly shape tomorrow.

Regulations & Advisories

The ARC is open by appointment. Please call 781.784.8200 or email to arrange your visit.

View our collections online >>

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27 Everett Street
Sharon, MA 02067
Telephone: 781.784.8200

Latitude: 42.1288
Longitude: -71.1927

Get directions on Google Maps.

The ARC is a large stucco building across a little bridge on Everett Street.

From Points North: I-95 South to Exit 10. At end of exit turn left onto Coney St. At light, continue on Coney Street, which turns into Norwood Street/Rt. 27. After 1.7 mi., go partway around rotary, then turn right onto Upland Road. After 0.2 mi., at top of hill, turn right onto Everett Street.

From Points South: I-95 North to Exit 8 (South Main Street). Turn right onto South Main Street and for 3.1 mi. follow into the center of town. At light, turn left onto Depot St. After 0.5 mi., go left around rotary (around tan house), then turn right onto Upland Road. After 0.2 mi., at top of hill, turn right onto Everett Street.

From Sharon Commuter Rail Station: Walk up the stairs to Upland Rd. Walk 0.3 mi., then turn left on Upland Rd. After 0.2 mi., turn right onto Everett St.


When to Visit
By appointment only. Please call 781.784.8200 or email to arrange your visit.

View our collections online >>

Maps and Resources

Currently, there are no walking trails at the ARC. However, it is adjacent to Massachusetts Audubon Society’s Moose Hill Wildlife Sanctuary and is 1.5 miles away from The Trustees’ Moose Hill Farm, both of which offers miles of walking and hiking trails.

Planning Your Visit

The ARC is open by appointment. Please call 781.784.8200 or email to arrange your visit.

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