Since our creation in 1967, the Truro Historical Society has received many gifts from individuals and families with connections to Truro. Our collections continually grow as we acquire more objects, documents, and works of art. The Highland House Museum features collections relating to shipwrecks, salt mills, fishing, farming, folk art, and textiles. The Museum possesses an impressive collection of art by some of the Outer Cape’s most talented artists of the 20th century.
The Cobb Archive houses our collection of rare and historic books, records, manuscripts, maps, and postcards. Family memorabilia, photographs, and other historical documents are accessible to the public for viewing and research. Reproduction maps are available for purchase by contacting [email protected].
Much of the Truro Historical Society’s collections on paper have been digitized and are available through Digital Commonwealth; Massachusetts Collections Online. Follow this link to start your search. You can narrow down your search by selecting topics, places, date, format, collection or institution on the left hand side of the page: digitalcommonwealth.org link for Truro