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Hastings Historical Society Archive

Housed in a sunny, climate-controlled space on the site of the former Henry Draper observatory, the Hastings Historical Society archive is a virtual treasure trove of Hastings' past. It is run by archivist Muriel Olsson.

Observatory Cottage with archive at left

The Historical Society is currently in the process of computerizing the records of all its holdings, including storing all photographs as digital files. The seed money for the project came from the bequest to the Society of former archivist and Village historian Mary Allison, for whom it is named. The Society is currently working to raise an additional $200,000 for the project.

The archive is open to the public whenever the Cottage is open (Mondays and Thursdays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.) and by appointment. Its contents include

For more on the archive, see this article written for The Hastings Historian by archivist Muriel Olsson.

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