Claflin Room (Local History)

Formerly the Belmont Room, the Claflin Room houses important items of local history. The collection includes two murals of old Belmont, original art, town reports, books by Belmont authors, materials relating to the town, and historical artifacts. The Belmont Historical Society oversees the care and maintenance of the room and has volunteers who open the room to library patrons during the hours noted below.


  • Monday 2-4 PM
  • Tuesday 7-9 PM
  • Wednesday 7-9 PM
  • Thursday 7-9 PM

CONTACT: 617-993-2878

The collection includes:

  • Residents lists for some years were missing, or deemed too fragile to
    digitize. If you want a year that is not digitized, please call the Belmont Historical Society at 617-489-2000 ext. 2878 to determine if a print copy is available in the Claflin Room.
  • Messages for the Belmont Historical Society can be left at 617-489-2000 ext 2878.
  • Please call the Reference desk at 617-993-2870 for more information.
  • Books About Belmont, a list of books about the history of Belmont.