Not yet, but it will. The historical society is in the process of building an archive facility at the Coley Homestead. It received a grant to help fund the $1.2-million project, and is raising the rest of the money through private donations.

The new building partially opened in in September 2011. The completed portion includes an exhibit hall for archival display, plus a society office, reading room, and bathrooms.

Still to be built is a temperature and humidity controlled vault and adjacent archive workroom. The vault will store maps, letters, and various historical artifacts, including the town’s historic Fitch diaries, costumes, hats, and quilts.

Information for much of this section was compiled by Mary Ann Barr, archivist and co-collections manager at the Weston Historical Society, and Lynne Barrelle, house histories researcher and genealogy researcher for the society. Karin Giannitti and Nina Daniel helped update the information.