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

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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

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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

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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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Jim Kolesar ~ The History of Weston Field Saturday, March 28th, 11:00 am, Weston Field

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Jim Kolesar ~ The History of Weston Field  Saturday, March 28th, 11:00 am, Weston Field

The History of Weston Field   Saturday, March 28th, 11:00 am, at Weston Field - Weston Field, one of the college’s two outdoor sports facilities, embodies much of the history of athletics at Williams. Come hear about the facts and the lore associated with Weston, from its 1884 acquisition to its 2014 renovation and expansion.  There will be time for a tour of the facility with this talk. Jim Kolesar, Williams class of 1972, has served as the college’s chief public affairs officer since 1984, following a career in journalism.  Since then he has chaired the college’s Communications Advisory...

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Shape Note Music, Saturday, March 7, 11:00 am, Milne Library

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Shape Note Music, Saturday, March 7, 11:00 am, Milne Library

Singing School ~ Shape Note Music Saturday, March 7th, 11:00 am, Milne Library Shape Note Music, sometimes known as Sacred Harp Music, is an indigenous school of choral composition which dates originally from the late colonial/early federal era in our country.  Singing masters, such as Justin Morgan, or William Billings (see photo on left), would travel the countryside teaching parishioners to read music to improve their singing of the hymns on Sunday.  Come hear more about this unique type of music! Singing School is a group of local amateur singers which can vary in number from four to a...

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Hyde Family Ancestral Home

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Hyde Family Ancestral Home

John Hyde ~ Hyde Family Ancestral Home Saturday, February 21st, 11:00 am, Heritage Room, Williams Inn As the poet wrote “A house is not a home until someone lives in it.” This is the story of a HOME in which 5 generations of one family lived with illustrations to show the house in various stages of its growth over a period of more than 200 years. The structure – both exterior and interior as well as the grounds around it – will serve as the “evidence” from which we can learn how and why the people who lived in it kept changing it to reflect changes in...

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