Claflin Room (Local History)

Formerly the Belmont Room, the Claflin Room houses important items of local history. 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.  The Belmont Historical Socity can be reached at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

Call Visit


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

The collection includes:

  • Two murals of old Belmont, original art, books by Belmont authors, materials relating to the town, and historical artifacts.
  • Belmont Historical Society files of historic documents and artifacts.
  • 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.