Hingham Historical Society

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The Hingham Historical Society was established in 1914 to collect, preserve, and exhibit Hingham’s historic heritage. The Society maintains the 1688 Old Ordinary, an enchanting house museum chronicling early life and history in Hingham, and the 1818 Old Derby Academy building, once home of the original Derby School, the country’s oldest co-educational school.  Scrupulously maintained through the years, Old Derby now houses the Society’s archives, the Hingham Heritage Visitor Center, and our Out of the Ordinary gift shop.

Our community programs include museum tours, an annual tour of historic homes, vintage baseball games, exhibits, lectures and other special events and programs. We present annual special achievement awards to high school students and to individuals who achieve distinction in the preservation and restoration of historic buildings in Hingham.