Fitchburg Historical Society
50 Grove Street, P. O. Box 953
Fitchburg, MA 01420
Web site: http://fitchburghistory.fsc.edu
Hours: Mon., Tues., Thurs. 10 a.m.-4 p.m.; Wed. 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; first
two Saturdays of each month 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Closed holidays; check web
site or by phone to confirm winter hours.
Note: Brief descriptions of many of the Society’s holdings can
be found by searching the museums’s holdings through the web site.
There are news articles and furniture items not listed here. This may
not be a complete list.
Note: Heywood and Charlton materials are in folders in the Society’s
Walter Heywood Chair Company
- Advertising card with view of works on one
side and ad on other, no date
- Bill of sale, 1881
- Photograph of factory, no date
- Photograph of chair, with doll sitting
in it, no date
- Photograph of factory buildings, 1921
- Photograph of painting of factory
- Photograph of buildings and people “after the Heywood
Chair Shop fire,” 1888
- Illustrated catalog – chairs, bureaus, cribs, tables,
dressing case suits, 1877
- Painting of Walter Heywood Chair Company, c. 1875
F. S. Edminster Co.
- Receipt for purchase of a lounge and chair
Charlton Company, Inc.
- Photograph of 1955 State House exhibit – furniture
- Employee booklet with some company history, c. 1960
- Booklet – profit
sharing plan for employees, 1958