Help keep our town's wonderful past alive. Pictures, stories, experiences, are all welcome, if you have an item/photo to donate, please email us. Photos can be carefully scanned and returned to owner, artifacts will be documented and a loan agreement will be signed by both the Commission and the donor, your artifact will be displayed at the Humphrey House and eventually displayed at the new Town Hall with a ID card that identifies the item as yours. Donations help keep our collection current and help us document Plainville’s wonderful and special history!
The Plainville Historical Commission is a public non-profit organization that met for the first time officially in 1973. Our mission is to collect, preserve, restore and protect objects, artifacts, buildings, and historical facts relevant to the history of Plainville and the neighboring town of Wrentham, whom Plainville was part of until it was Incorporated as the 28th and final town of Norfolk County on April 4th, 1905. We collect and preserve these items so that present and future generations may learn about and appreciate the cultural and value of Plainville’s past. the Commission’s mission is achieved through instruments such as donations, education, tours, collaborations with neighboring historical commissions and societies, community involvement, and outreach with fellow Plainville organizations. The Humphrey House; headquarters for the Plainville Historical Commission, serves as Plainville’s history museum and is utilized to educate and ignite the curiosity and imagination of its visitors.