Exhibits

Posts on current exhibits

Big Days in a Small Town

Posted by on Feb 23, 2014 in Exhibits, Featured slider, Talks, Video | 0 comments

Big Days in a Small Town

One of the leading features of small town life is that on several occasions during the year a substantial part of the population, young and old, gathers at some central place for a townwide meeting, a parade, or holiday festivities. These events are a means to bring everybody together and to reaffirm their participation in a small community.  Community celebrations will be the topic of both our new exhibition curated by Dusty Griffin. These townwide events are a prominent part of the Williamstown’s annual calendar, and have been going on for a long time. Some events — Town Meeting,...

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Mount Hope Estate

Posted by on Oct 13, 2013 in Exhibits, Featured slider, Talks | 0 comments

Mount Hope Estate

The legendary Mount Hope estate fascinates us with stories of wealth and innovation.  In November, 2013, Joe Bergeron lectured about the evolution of the estate, its rise to prototype farm, its “million dollar” barn and other buildings, and the development around its windy road since Mount Hope’s founding by the Prentice family.  This talk was given in conjunction with the opening of our winter exhibit, also on the Mount Hope Estate, curated by Joe Bergeron. Joe is a relatively new Williamstown resident, having first arrived in town 17 years ago to attend Williams College. He,...

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Past Exhibits

Posted by on Sep 30, 2013 in Exhibits | 0 comments

Past Exhibits

Williamstown Historical Museum has begun to explore ways to keep our temporary exhibits running for a longer period of time online.  The first exhibit to have this done was the very popular “Williamstown in the Golden Age of Postcards.”   Please enjoy this exhibit at your leisure at http://williamstownpostcards.wordpress.com/. Spring Street Then & Now In the museum’s special exhibit that was on display from May through October, 2013 on the History of Spring Street, visitors were able to view captivating images of the street’s evolution.  Prior to Spring Street’s  acceptance...

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Spring Street Then & Now

Posted by on Sep 14, 2013 in Exhibits, Featured slider | 0 comments

Spring Street Then & Now

Past Special Exhibit – Spring Street Then & Now In the museum’s special exhibit that was on display from May through October, 2013 on the History of Spring Street, visitors were able to view captivating images of the street’s evolution.  Prior to Spring Street’s  acceptance as a town street, it was little more than a well-trodden lane leading to two springs at its southern end that supplied townspeople and college students with drinking water.  After years of development by the college, residents, and businesses, the street emerged into what is now a commercial “hub” of the town. ...

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