The archives at the Historical Society have a variety of resources available to scholars, students, genealogists, and general researchers. Research using the Society’s archives may be done by appointment only. Members may use the Society’s archives free of charge; nonmembers are charged a $20 fee, per person, per day. For historic homes research there is a file-search fee of $20 for nonmembers and Realtor® inquiries; members are not charged.

Appointments are generally available on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.; please contact Taylor Kalloch, Archivist and Collections Manager by email, to make an appointment.

Research Inquiries

The part-time staff at the Society has a limited amount of time to devote to research inquiries each week. Research inquiries are free for the first ten minutes of research time. All research inquiries must be submitted in writing via email or letter; we are not able to accept research inquiries by phone. Please make your request as specific as possible; your inquiry will be answered within two weeks. Research inquiries can be sent to:; Wellesley Historical Society, 229 Washington Street, Wellesley, MA 02481.