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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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Treadway Family & the Williams Inn

Posted by on Jun 3, 2015 in Featured slider, Talks | 0 comments

Treadway Family & the Williams Inn

We hope you’ll join us on Sunday, June 14 from 1 – 3 pm in the Heritage Room at the Williams for our Annual Meeting for Members at 1 pm followed by a lecture on the Treadway family and the Williams Inn presented by Carl Faulkner, former owner of the Williams Inn. L.G. Treadway opened his first inn in Williamstown, MA in 1912. By 1954 there were 14 Treadway Inns in New Hampshire, Vermont, Massachusetts, New York State, and Vero Beach, Florida. Richard Fowle “Dick” Treadway was born (June 5, 1913) and raised in Williamstown, succeeded his father as chairman of the board...

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100 Years in White: Architecture of the First Congregational Church

Posted by on Jun 2, 2015 in Exhibits, Featured slider, Talks | 0 comments

100 Years in White: Architecture of the First Congregational Church

  100 Years in White: Architecture of the First Congregational Church  What do shirt collars and the current building of the First Congregational Church have in common?  How did Williams College create the circumstances making it necessary to redesign our building?  Some of this information is common knowledge in Williamstown, but you may be surprised by some information that has newly been connected to this story.  Moira Jones ties new information with the old in this exhibit to tell the whole story of why the 1869 Neo-Romanesque building was renovated before its 50th birthday. Exhibit...

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Biennial Historical House Tour ~ Sunday, May 17th, 12:30-4:30 pm

Posted by on May 3, 2015 in Featured slider, Talks | 0 comments

Biennial Historical House Tour ~ Sunday, May 17th, 12:30-4:30 pm

Biennial Historical House Tour <style=”text-align: center;”>Sunday, May 17th, 12:30-4:30 pm The saying goes, “If walls could talk what stories they could tell.” Every other year, the Williamstown Historical Museum arranges for these stories to be told on the Historical House Tour. Tickets for this year’s tour are available until Saturday afternoon at the locations listed below. There is also link to the online form to buy tickets at the bottom of this page, and please thank the following businesses who have been graciously helping us to distribute tickets: Where...

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Photo Preservation Workshop for Members and Friends at the WHM

Posted by on Apr 27, 2015 in Featured slider, Talks | 0 comments

Photo Preservation Workshop for Members and Friends at the WHM

Photo Preservation Workshop with Collections Curator, Laura Staneff, MA Saturday, May 9th,  11 am at the WHM Do you have a collection of old family photos that are fading fast?  What can you do to protect them?  Should you tape photos into your scrapbooks?  Our freelance collections curator, Laura Downey Staneff, will answer your questions.  In this workshop Laura will discuss different types of photographic processes, their mounts, and how they deteriorate as they age.  She’ll also discuss how photographs should be displayed and stored.  Did you know that displaying a high quality facsimile...

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Pat Leach ~ 1765 Saturday, April 18th, 11:00 am, Milne Library

Posted by on Mar 3, 2015 in Featured slider, Talks | 0 comments

Pat Leach ~ 1765  Saturday, April 18th, 11:00 am, Milne Library

Pat Leach ~ 1765 Saturday, April 18th, 11:00 am, Milne Library 1765 is the year the settlement of West Hoosac became Williamstown!  In 2015, we celebrate the 250th anniversary of Williamstown’s incorporation. Although, in 1765 our town had yet to produce any major writers, painters, musicians, ballet dancers, or soccer stars, there is still a lot of history to talk about!   Williamstown residents of 1765 may not have left us a literary or artistic legacy, but they did leaves us a valuable and informative Proprietors Book, which miraculously did not burn in the Meeting House Fire of...

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