Hingham Historical Society, Old Derby Academy, Hingham Heritage Museum

Acella Construction managed historic renovation and addition:

  • 4,600 s/f period-style addition in back of 199-year-old downtown Hingham landmark. Doubled space for collections storage, work-space and functions/special events. Added first-floor visitor center, commercial kitchen, handicapped-accessible bathrooms, elevator, and outdoor program event space for up to 200 guests.
  • Original architectural details retained while incorporating new heating/cooling systems for visitors/staff, and to preserve Museum collections/artifacts. Original barrel-ceilinged 3rd floor, with expansive views of Hingham square, was renovated as a new education and research center.
  • Original entrance steps were buried and replaced with curving stone stairways to match the style of stone wall lining Main Street.


Hingham, MA

Architect: Sally Weston & Associates