Established in 1983, the Optical Heritage Museum has one of the largest collections of Spectacle Frames and Ophthalmic Optical items in the world.


The Optical Heritage Museum is dedicated to the preservation, education and research in the history, growth, culture and contributions of the optical industries from the 19th Century to the present.


The Optical Heritage Museum is located at 12 Crane Street, Southbridge, Massachusetts.

The Optical Heritage Museum is open Wednesday - Friday 10.00am to 4.00pm or by appointment.

Please phone Dick Whitney to arrange an after hours tour 774-230-8016.


Dick Whitney – Executive Director

Keith Cross – Chairman of the Board of Trustees

Alan McKinley – Treasurer and Trustee

Jeanine McElroy – Secretary and Trustee

Diane Matuck – Trustee

Karen Roberts – Trustee

Donna Silverberg- Curator Emeritus