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

About Archives & Research Center

Cross a small bridge off Everett Street to reach the large stucco building that serves as the hub of the Trustees’ historical, curatorial, and institutional repositories.

The Archives & Research Center (ARC) cares for and curates Trustees’ history, providing researchers, Trustees sta , and the public access to thousands of historical documents, images, and artifacts. The property holds historically signi cant remains of the former Sharon Sanatorium for Pulmonary Disease, which operated from 1891 until 1949.

The ARC building’s fascinating history began in 1916, as the children’s pavilion of the Sharon Sanatorium, caring for youth afflicted with tuberculosis. The Kendall family purchased the property after the Sanatorium’s closing, and in 1956 opened the building as the Kendall Whaling Museum, which remained in operation until 2001 when its massive collection was merged with the New Bedford Whaling Museum.

Today, the ARC is a fire-retardant, climate-controlled structure, ideal for conservation and curatorial storage. Researchers are encouraged to visit the ARC for queries into the Trustees’ sizeable, and growing, repository. The ARC’s digital collections are available at thetrustees.org/collections.

Regulations & Advisories

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

View our collections online >>

The Trustees reserves the right to photograph or video visitors and program participants for promotional use, and usage of our properties implies consent. Find the full policy here.

Directions

Please send materials to:
The Trustees - The Archives & Research Center
P.O. Box 364
Sharon, MA 02067

Physical address, by appointment only:
27 Everett Street
Sharon, MA 02067

Telephone: 781.784.8200
Email: arc@thetrustees.org

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.

Admission

When to Visit
By appointment only. Please call 781.784.8200 or email arc@thetrustees.org 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 arc@thetrustees.org to arrange your visit.