The Burrillville Historical and Preservation Society has a collection of materials to preserve Burrillville’s past.

  • Old photos, Postcards
  • Scrapbooks of newspaper clippings from 1932 – 1957, 1960s, 1970s, 1980s, 1990s, 2003 – present
  • Collection of glass slide negatives from the studio of Charles Briggs
  • Information on Austin T. Levy and June Rockwell Levy
  • Stillwater News
  • Genealogies
  • Diaries
  • Books
  • Arrowhead Collection
  • Millie Legg Collection
  • Boy Scout memorabelia
  • Artifacts; Clothing
  • Cemetery information
  • Old Burrillville documents, invoices, ads
  • Old newspapers
  • Information on Burrillville Mills
  • Burrillville histories
    Oral history
    Historical documentary films
  • School Attendance Records
  • Yearbooks; Tax books; School Reports
  • Information on Civil War soldiers from Burrillville

One of the artifacts in our collection is an 1800s “Bee-Lining Box.”  It was once owned by Samuel M. Salisbury.  This specially made box has compartments and sliding drawers and was used to hunt for bee trees.  Bee-lining was the old-timers method of finding wild bees.

“Samuel M. Salisbury” is written on the box

“1800s Bee-Lining Box”

If you would like to set up an appointment to view the archives, have someone give a presentation to your school or group, or

If you have any photos, documents, books or items of historical significance to our area that you would like to donate, please contact us.