Experience Daily Life in Marblehead’s Past by Exploring the Abbot Library’s Digital Archive!

Clippings from the October 4th, 1918 issue of the “Marblehead Messenger”

This notice from the October 4th, 1918 issue of the Marblehead Messenger is just one example of the fascinating discoveries you will make when you explore the Abbot Public Library’s Digital Archive

Here, you will be able to search for topics and names in all the issues of the Marblehead Messenger and Marblehead Reporter, from 1871 to 1976. 

Whether you are working on a family genealogy project, or wondering what life in Marblehead was like at specific times in history, looking at these newspapers will directly connect you with the stories and voices (and fun advertisements!) of Marblehead’s past.

The creation of this unmatched resource for Marblehead history was made possible by a generous grant from the Harold B. and Elizabeth L. Shattuck Memorial Fund.

(Please note: Because of copyright law, access to newspapers from 1977 to 2016 in the Digital Archive is available only inside the Library building.)