Welcome to our Digital Heritage collection!
The Lucius Beebe Memorial Librarys Digital Heritage collection presents historical photographs, books, and other printed materials relating the history of our community.
The town of Wakefield, Massachusetts is a community of 24,664 residents approximately 10 miles north of Boston. Wakefield was settled as Lynn Village in 1638 and was incorporated as Wakefield in 1868. Wakefield covers 7.9 square miles and has two bodies of water: Lake Quannapowitt and Crystal Lake. Wakefield has an open town meeting and is governed by an elected Board of Selectmen.
Wakefield's beautiful Italianate First Baptist Church, with its 180 foot spire, stood on the common for almost 150 years until it was destroyed by a tragic fire in 2018.
Annual report of the town officers of Wakefield Massachusetts : including the vital statistics for the year.
The Beebe Memorial Library has digitized all volumes of the Wakefield annual Town Reports through 2014. The library owns physical copies of the reports as well, up through 2020, and plans to digitize the most recent issues soon.
Town Reports include statistics and financial reports of the Town, records of the actions taken at Town Meeting, vital records, and reports from individual town departments.
All of these volumes are available online via the Internet Archive site. View available volumes.