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The staff at the Lynn Museum/LynnArts is happy to guide you in your quest for information. Requests for research are submitted through our online database and processed in the order they are received. Please be as detailed as possible to allow us to better understand the scope of your request. We ask that you allow our staff four to six weeks to fulfill your requests and all results are delivered electronically unless otherwise arranged.


Please click here for our online research request form. Note: All requests sent to museum staff via email will be referred to our online form.  If the website is unavailable or you are unable to access the link, please contact the Museum at 781-581-6200.

We look forward to assisting you.



Research Requests

Lynn Museum and Peabody Essex Museum Partnership

Our library archive has been relocated to be put on deposit at the Phillips Library of the Peabody Essex Museum.  While on deposit at the Phillips Library our collection is searchable via computer worldwide. Please visit the Phillips Library website for open hours, accessibility details, and to search for Lynn Museum archives on the online database PHILCAT. If you would prefer our staff to conduct this research for you, please fill in our form above.

Rights & Permissions

The Lynn Museum houses an amazing photograph collection spanning from the 19th century to present day. If items from the collection are reproduced for you, rights and reproduction release documents need to be signed and fees are charged for reproductions. Turnaround time for reproductions is 6-8 weeks. Please contact the museum to discuss your request and to obtain the necessary documents for approval of your request.


Upon LMHS approval of your Rights and Reproduction request, you will be sent a fee quote including photo material charges and applicable reproduction and shipping fees along with the necessary documents to be completed. Upon your acceptance of fees, the LMHS must receive payment and a signed “Rights and Reproduction” form before reproduction materials are delivered.


The LMHS makes no representation that it is the owner of the copyright of the object depicted in the photo materials and assumes no responsibility for any claims by third parties arising out of your use of the photo materials. You must obtain all other permissions required for your use of the object and the photo materials.


Requests submitted with missing information are subject to delay. Requests are handled in the order in which they are received.


All Rights and Reproduction requests should be forwarded to

Additional Resources

If you are looking for birth, death, or baptismal records some good resources we suggest are:

• Essex County Vital Records: 

• Lynn City Hall:

• Lynn Public Library:

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