• Engine rolls by Sheldon Museum

    The Trains are Rolling Down the Tracks through January 13, 2018

  • Jason Chin, Gravity

    Draw Me a Story — Tell Me a Tale exhibit extended through January 13, 2018!

  • 29 Catarrah Remedy

    Everlasting Ephemera exhibit on view through January 13, 2018

  • HNElogo®_rev_pms653background

    Sheldon Museum & HNE announce a 2-Year Alliance

  • The Sheldon Museum by Arthur K. D. Healy, ca. 1950

    About the Museum

  • Detail of drawings of gear wheels. Isaac Ebenezer Markham Papers. Collection of Henry Sheldon Museum.

    Research Collections

  • Judd-Harris House, ca. 1915. From the Collection of the Sheldon Museum

    Judd-Harris House

  • Visitors at the Shard Villa exhibit.


  • Henry Sheldon standing on the porch of his museum. From the Collection of the Henry Sheldon Museum

    Henry Sheldon and his Museum

  • Map-making during Maps to the Past outreach program

    Education Programs

  The Sheldon Museum, the oldest community-based Museum in the country, has welcomed visitors and researchers since 1884. In 2015, the Sheldon Museum announced a two-year alliance with Historic New England. To learn more about Historic New England and the alliance, follow the links on the next page. Our mission is to serve the public by preserving the…
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