Our Mission and Vision

The mission of the Lawrence History Center is to collect, preserve, share, and interpret the history and heritage of Lawrence and its people.

The vision of the Lawrence History Center is to be the most distinguished small-city archive in New England, and a model for how such centers can survive, thrive and add value in the information age. The Center will be known for galvanizing Lawrence around its own dynamic history and potential and for engaging all those it touches -- in Lawrence and beyond -- in building the shared immigration story that is truly the story of this country.