Dedicated in 1981, the mission of the Brockton Shoe Museum is to preserve and promote the history of the United States Shoe Industry with an emphasis on Brockton and Southeastern Massachusetts. Its collections include over five hundred different shoes, as well as records and publications relating to the shoe industry. In 2012, the Brockton Historical Society transferred the collections to Stonehill’s care.  The agreement ensures the ongoing preservation of the collection, which was not possible at the Brockton Historical Society site.  Today, the Society continues to retain the name and displays of shoes. To see displays please visit the Brockton Historical Society located at 216 North Pearl Street, Brockton, MA 02301.

Requests for information can be submitted via email to the Director of Archives and Historical Collections, Nicole Casper at or 508.565.1121.

Martin Institute – 2nd floor, room 208

The Archives and Historical Collections Department hosts collections that document the history of Stonehill, Southeastern Massachusetts, and/or support the mission of the College.