What’s Old is New Again in the Library’s Local History Collection

Let the Marlboro Library help with your New Year resolution to research your family history and town roots!  The Library has past and present yearbooks, maps and directories, thousands of historical photographs, postcards, church records, cemetery & bible records, obituaries, historical newspapers and much more.

Valley View Farm Shadowbox


The Library welcomes donations of local history items to add to the collection. Donations received this year include a shadow box featuring Valley View Farm artifacts, curated by H. Velie and donated by his family; a series of drawings of the construction of the original Marlboro Bank, by Neil Eckerson, donated by Dennis McCourt; and an original Mark Miller (former owner of Benmarl Winery) landscape lithograph of the winery, donated by his son, Eric Miller. The Library is grateful to all who have made contributions to the collection this past year, enriching the community and shared history.

Research Your Family Tree

Whether you had family who lived in Marlborough or not, you can begin your family tree research at the Library by accessing ancestrylibrary.com in the Library, attending a Getting Started with Genealogy presentation, or by making a one-on-one genealogy appointment with staff member, Ashley. Tips for getting started in family tree research include placing old documents and newspaper articles in archival sleeve protectors, organizing family photos in photo albums, and by documenting family histories and family trees into legible, accessible formats for future generations.

Our Local History Collection

For local history appointments and inquiries, please contact Emily at 845-236-7272, or via email at staff@marlborolibrary.org.  Visit marlborolibrary.org/local-history to view a collection brochure, a local history blog, or to learn about the Library’s local history walking tour app, Discover Marlboro.

Happy New Year from the Marlboro Library’s Local History Department!