Mission Statement

The Sharon Historical Society collects, preserves and shares Sharon’s stories, building bridges between the past, present and future through its collections, exhibitions, and programs.

Vision and Impact

The vision of the Sharon Historical Society and Museum is to maximize the power of personal and community stories and shared history to enrich and impact lives.

The Sharon Historical Society and Museum is…

  • An inclusive collaborator that inspires community involvement in all aspects of its work.
  • A caring steward of historical collections that engages broad audiences with authentic objects and the stories that they tell.
  • A center for community life and learning that fuels civic pride and citizenship.
  • Committed to expanding public access to information through the creative use of technology.

Business Model

We serve an audience that is defined as “the Sharon community” and consists of Sharon residents of all ages and backgrounds. We place a high value on our service to students at the Sharon Center School, Housatonic Valley Regional High School, and museum colleagues primarily within the Upper Housatonic Valley National Heritage Corridor. By maintaining a content-rich website and through our regular use of social media, we reach out to non-local audiences that are interested in the history of Sharon and the programs available through the Sharon Historical Society. .

The programs we offer include: school programs, a newsletter, exhibits (on-site, and online), publications, a website, field tours, DVDs, social events (cultivation), and a social media presence that includes but is not limited to Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, and Flickr.  Other programs include fund raising events, lectures, The Gallery @the SHS program of changing exhibits of local art, programs for volunteers, research opportunities, a book store, collegial support, and a Discovery Room.

Our funding comes from private donations and membership dues, fund raising event revenue and grants.

If you would like to learn more about the Sharon Historical Society & Museum and our mission, please don’t hesitate to get in touch.

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