Historical Commission

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Betsy Pyne
Town Hall
One Liberty Lane
Norfolk, MA 02056
Usually available Monday thru Thursday
8:30 AM — 6:30 PM
Voicemail messages can be left 24/7 and will be answered within 24 hours

Meetings are held the 3rd Tuesday of each month at 7:00 PM in the Historical Commission office - ground floor Norfolk Town Hall. Meetings are always open to the public and all are welcome.

Please reference our classic website as this area is still being migrated.

Now Available! Early Norfolk Revisited - 2nd Edition

The Norfolk Historical Commission is a dedicated group of volunteers, whose goal is to increase the knowledge and appreciation of the people, places and events that helped to create our present day Norfolk by collecting, preserving and disseminating Norfolk's history. We do this by collecting and preserving historical records, books, documents, photos and other materials, which may be of significance, relating to the history of Norfolk. We also preserve current items that may be of historical significance or interest to our townspeople, in the future. With this in mind we buried a time capsule at the dedication of our Norfolk Town Hall in 1998. We have recently published the second volume of our oral history: Norfolk Stories. Both volumes are currently on sale at the town clerk's office.


The Norfolk Historical Commission consists of an appointed board of seven members, including the chairman, plus several associate members, elected by the commission.

Chairman Betsy Pyne
Board Member Barbara Bartholomew
Treasurer Marcia Johnston
Board Member Sandy Paquette
Secretary Geraldine (Geri) Tasker
Board Member Gail Sullivan
Board Member Betsey Whitney
Associate Member Thelma Ravinski