directional signThe Swift River Valley Historical Society is located at 40 Elm Street in the village of North New Salem, just west of Rt. 202.

For a glimpse into the life of each of the four lost villages, visit the Whitaker-Clary House, Prescott Church Museum, and Carriage Shed at the historical society’s site. The content and length of tours vary according to visitors’ interests and time.

The Whitaker-Clary house, Prescott Church museum, and the Carriage Shed are open June through September.  Our open hours are Wednesdays and Sundays from 1:00 to 4:00.  Appointments for genealogy and other research can be scheduled year-round by contacting Archivist, Megan O’Loughlin at

Group Tours are available other days of the week by appointment.  Please contact for details.