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Following is a list of books which are available from the Lincoln Historical Society.
Books are available from the Old Town Hall Exchange in Lincoln Center or by mail.
Please send orders to:
             Lincoln Historical Society
             P.O. Box 6084
             Lincoln Center, MA 01773

Please include a shipping and handling charge of $4 for each book
Note that LHS members receive a 10% discount on these publications.

Strong Hands and a Willing Heart
An Introduction to the Journal of James Lorin Chapin, 1848-1850
by Jane Langton
(November 2013)  New! Online! (Click on the book title)

An online publication of 117 pages including 33 illustrations, Bibliography, Calendar of Chapinís Work on the farm, Trips to Quincy and Brighton Markets, Chapin Family Genealogy and Authorís biography

Noted Lincoln author, Jane Langton, introduces the reader to a young Lincoln farmer and teacher through selections from his meticulous journal of mid-nineteenth century life. Langton has organized her presentation into major topics of the day as reflected in Chapinís own words, as well as others of his time. Period illustrations enliven the book. With extensive research, intellectual zest and her distinctive humor, Langton brings Chapin to life and sets his ideas and lifestyle into the perspective of the times.

James Chapin
Embattled Farmers (April 2013)  New!
Campaigns and Profiles of Revolutionary Soldiers
from Lincoln, Massachusetts, 1775-1783

View the writeup.
 
Now going into its third printing (November 2013) !

Images of America - Lincoln (2003)

By the Lincoln Historical Society (2003), 128 pages divided into five sections of annotated photographs and maps; paper; Arcadia Publishing. ISBN 0-7385-1146-3   $20.00

Tells the story of the town of Lincoln's history through annotated photographs culled from historical archives and family collections.  It includes photographs of Lincoln's notable people, pastimes and celebrations, farms and buildings, and natural resources.  Here are the forefathers, foremothers, farm owners, and gentry who left a treasure trove of images illustrating how this small town was developed and reinvented over the years.

A Rich Harvest: The History, Buildings and People of Lincoln, Massachusetts,
by John C. MacLean (1987).

680 pages; 8 pages color plates; color jacket; 250 illustrations; notes; bibliography; index; hardbound.  ISBN 0-944856-01-2  $30.00

Describes in broad scope and minute detail the unique three hundred year history of people, farms, churches, issues, and ideals that have left us the "rich harvest" of today's Lincoln.  Paul Revere's revolutionary ride ended in North Lincoln.  Then the town volunteers who helped to win that conflict and their descendents went on to succeed through the centuries with many other revolutionary enterprises including early establishment of the Liberal School, public libraries, high schools, farm-to-factory pickle production, zoning, conservation law, and land-use planning.

The View from Lincoln Hill: Man and the Land In a New England Town,
by Paul Brooks (1976).
273 pages, author's line drawings, index, hardboard. A noted conservationist and writer, he examines a town's development by focusing upon the evolution of the land itself. 
Retail price: $
15.00
Inheritance: Lincoln Public Buildings and the Historic District,
by Margaret Mutchler Martin (1988).
112 pages. Includes architectural drawings of the buildings in the historic district, as well photographs of the sculptures that decorate our public land. The author studies the evolution of civic architecture from vernacular to professional. From 1746 to the present. 
Retail Price: $15.00
Lincoln Libraries, 1789-1984,
by John C. MacLean and Margaret Mutchler Martin (1984).
112 pages, 34 illustrations, paper bound. The authors describe the role of community libraries from private " Social Libraries" through the modern public system.
Retail price: $15.00
The Smiths of Sandy Pond Road,
by Sumner Smith (1983)
95 pages, 24 illustrations, paper bound. Born in 1889, Smith recalls the transfer from a family-farm tradition to the business world.
Retail price: $15.00
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Heroes of the Battle Road,
by Frank W.C. Hersey
47 pages, 27 illustrations, paper bound. Reprint of a 1930 narrative of events in Lincoln on April 18 & 19 1775, including Paul Revere's capture. Reprinted in 2010.
Retail price: $
5.00
The Chambers-Russell-Codman House and Family,
by Margaret Mutchler Martin (1996)
227 pages, 37 illustrations, hard bound.
Retail price: $30.00
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Voiceprints of Lincoln
by Ruth Moulton Ragan (1991).
Retail price $30.00
Five Roads
Photographs by Lincoln Residents. Text by Jane Langton.
Published by the Lincoln 1975 Bicentennial Commission (1975).
Retail price $5.00