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The Williams College Archives – A Primer for Residents

Posted by on Sep 15, 2016 in Featured slider, Talks | 0 comments

The Williams College Archives – A Primer for Residents

Please join us on Saturday, October 22 to learn more about the Williams College Archives. Katie Nash, Williams College Archivist and Special Collections Librarian will present a visual lecture where we will learn more about what the Archives hold and how we can access its excellent collections.

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The Forgotten Ledge of Fort Massachusetts

Posted by on Sep 15, 2016 in Featured slider, Talks | 0 comments

The Forgotten Ledge of Fort Massachusetts

Join us on Saturday, September 24 at 11 am at the Milne Public Library for a colorful illustrated lecture for children and families about the Forgotten Ledge of Fort Massachusetts, presented by Wendy Champney.

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First Church & Williamstown: 250 Years Together ~ on exhibit through Autumn, 2016

Posted by on Feb 5, 2016 in Exhibits, Featured slider, Talks, Video | 0 comments

First Church & Williamstown: 250 Years Together ~ on exhibit through Autumn, 2016

It is no coincidence that First Congregational Church, Williamstown, and the town itself share a birthdate. In 1750 Massachusetts General Assembly passed …

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Conservation in Williamstown: Its Historic Roots with Phillip McKnight

Posted by on Sep 11, 2015 in Featured slider, Talks | 0 comments

Conservation in Williamstown: Its Historic Roots with Phillip McKnight

Phil McKnight will give a lecture complete with pictures of 19th century American Romantic paintings…

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The West Hoosuck Blockhouse with Dusty Griffin

Posted by on Sep 11, 2015 in Talks | 0 comments

The West Hoosuck Blockhouse with Dusty Griffin

At 2 pm on Saturday Sept. 19, 2015 Dusty Griffin presented the opening lecture in the 2015-16 Williamstown Historical Museum lecture series. His topic was “The West Hoosuck Blockhouse,” the history of the “blockhouse” or small fort built near the site of the present Williams Inn in 1756, when the little settlement here was still called West Hoosuck. Shortly after the blockhouse was built, at the beginning of the French and Indian War, three of its defenders were killed by a force of Indians moving through the Hoosac River Valley. But the real story behind the blockhouse concerns local disputes about the siting and building of the blockhouse, disputes that sharply divided the settlement and reached the floor of the provincial legislature in Boston, where it was known as the “West Hoosuck Affair.” The lecture was designed as a companion piece to a talk Dusty gave in 2014 on “The 1746 Attack on Fort Massachusetts.” Dusty is a frequent lecturer at the Williamstown Historical Museum, having talked in recent years on “The Short History of Treadwell Hollow,” “The History of Flora’s Glen,” “The Cincinnati Connection,” “Two Williamstown Soldiers in the 37th Massachusetts,” and “Three Eph Generals in the Civil War.” He has also curated exhibitions at the Museum on “Williamstown in the Civil War” and “Big Days in a Small Town.” Dusty’s lecture can be viewed on WilliNet by following this link:  The West Hoosuck Blockhouse   Dusty is Professor of English Emeritus at New York University, and a past member of the board of the Williamstown Historical...

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1765 Act of Incorporation

Posted by on Jul 2, 2015 in Talks | 0 comments

1765 Act of Incorporation

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