Our Town, Your Story

Who is the Town of Reading? We are all ages, backgrounds, histories, and perspectives – we all have our own story. All of Reading was invited to bring in photos to added to the collection. Participants also had the option to “tell the story” behind the photos on video.


  • Reading Public Library


  • Massachusetts--Middlesex (county)--Reading


Reading banner with flag
Reading town sign-winter
Parker Tavern and sign
RMHS Band pre-renovation
Miss McDonald's Kindergarten Class
Joshua Eaton School Mrs. Murphy
Larry Meuse in third grade I got to help build the school.
Reading375 tavern at the tavern
Future voters want you to vote yes for Reading
Millenium party ice sculpture
Millenium party Old South Church
Daily Times Chronicle news coverage 1/1/2000
1999 /2000 New Year's confetti at Old South
Millennium tent on the Common
Souvenier button for millennium party December 31, 1999
Millennium party program
Hot Spot on Haven Street
Time zone map
2008 MIAA Div 1A Super 8 champions - RMHS boys Ice hockey 2007-2008
Learning to skate
Rios family
Rios family
Birmingham family photo
Birmingham family birthday party in the 1950s
Going for ice cream in the 1950s
Sweetie in the window
4 West Street 1946
4 West Street 1956
4 West Street "new station"
4 West Street looking towards Reading 2019
Reverend Samuel Whiting obelisk
Pleasant Street center
Mattera Cabin bench
Dog walking in Memorial Park
Green St.
Haven St. apartments
Browns Auto Repair
86 Salem Street
Town Forest walkway
Doorway of 49 High Street
Basketball at Memorial Park
Playing basketball at Memorial Park
Memorial Park ice skating
Main St. Methodist Church
Portrait of runner
Old Reading Post Office
SM Hodson Oil Company
Lincoln St. apartments
Apartment balconies in Reading
Back alley businesses
Main Street apartments
Auto shop repairs
Auto shop repairmen
Watching over the store
Zucca Italian Restaurant table setting
Teen Services
Shelving books
Library Admin
Research and Reader Services
Administrative assistant
Countdown to kindergarten
Leaf raking
DPW worker
Leaf raking
Daily News in the reading room
Deputy Chief
Haven St. apartments
A Welcoming Town

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