“The Fall River Historical Society doesn’t let history die. It’s their business to keep it alive.”
—Our View, Fall River Herald News
Local history is the bedrock of the aptly-named Fall River Historical Society Press, established in 2016 to publish non-fiction works on various local and specialized topics.
Our maxim: Providing the reader with compelling, informative works … and a great read!
The venture was born as a result of the FRHS’s successful publication of two groundbreaking books — The Commonwealth of Massachusetts vs. Lizzie A. Borden: The Knowlton Papers, 1892-1893, published in 1994, and Parallel Lives: A Social History of Lizzie A. Borden and Her Fall River, published in 2011, awarded a Kirkus Starred Review, and named to their Best of 2012 list.
The Press is devoted to advancing the knowledge of the history of Fall River, its multicultural people, and its environs through the publication of original works, unique, previously unpublished manuscripts, or reprints of out-of-print titles.
All published works are based on academic research and scholarship, and are fully indexed, an essential tool for allowing the reader to locate material addressing specific interests and concerns. The majority of books are profusely illustrated with rare images from the FRHS’s extensive collections, as well as those held privately.
The proceeds from the sale of all published works directly benefit the museum.