Seeking Board Members

The Swift River Valley Historical Society preserves the artifacts, photographs, genealogy, stories and records of the four “Lost Towns” and the families scattered by the creation of the Quabbin Reservoir. We collaborate with communities, organizations and agencies to provide educational opportunities and programs related to the Quabbin region and ensure appropriate protection of all resources related to the Quabbin watershed.

Our capable staff helps the volunteer Board with long-range planning and inventorying the
collection, and collaborative programming. We are undertaking new approaches to exhibits and are working to be more available to assist researchers. As voting members of the Water Supply Protection Trust and the Quabbin Watershed Advisory Committee (QWAC), we send
representatives to uphold our commitment to preservation of the historical record and resources in the Quabbin. By assisting in the state’s policy formation related to the management of the Quabbin resources, SRVHS’s roles extend beyond those of a traditional historical society.

The Society’s Board of Directors has openings and is looking for individuals with
time to volunteer beyond a monthly business meeting;

  • a genuine interest or professional experience in the work of maintaining the museums;
  • an interest in current and historical water policy;
  • experience in financial management and/or fundraising;
  • experience or interest in planning programs and events

Please email your letter of interest to

Indicate your motivation for serving on the Board and list any background, skills, hobbies, abilities, talents or areas of expertise that might be useful even if not  directly related to the mission of the Society. A resume may be helpful but is not required.

Meetings with potential candidates with the Committee will be scheduled as letters of interest are received.