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Videos of monthly talks at Williamstown Historical Museum

Take the Trolley

Posted by on Feb 24, 2014 in Video | 0 comments

Take the Trolley

Thanks to our neighbors at Willinet, we have been able to capture this talk, and bring it to you online: John Hyde speaking about Northern Berkshire Trolley lines, January 25, 2014 at 11 am:

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Big Days in a Small Town, May 17

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

Big Days in a Small Town, May 17

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, and a talk on May 17th at 11 am 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...

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The Trail of a Williamstown Founding Family

Posted by on Feb 16, 2014 in Talks, Video | 0 comments

The Trail of a Williamstown Founding Family

On April 19th at 11 am, we will explore the reasons for America’s mobile nature, by looking at one local family’s migration away and back to Williamstown.  The search for arable land–and adventure–drove many early “settlers” to keep moving on.  The family of Nehemiah Smedley, whose 1772 House still stands on the eastern end of Main Street, is a perfect example.  First settling ca. 1639 in Concord MA, each of the next four Smedley generations relocated. Although Nehemiah’s son, Elijah, did stay put in Williamstown on land contiguous to his father’s (known later...

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Joe Bergeron on The Mount Hope Estate

Posted by on Dec 26, 2013 in Video | 0 comments

Joe Bergeron on The Mount Hope Estate

Thanks to our neighbors at Willinet, we have been able to capture this talk, and bring it to you online: Joe Bergeron speaking on The Mount Hope Estate, November 16, 2013:

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Paul Harsch on Moveable Houses of Williamstown

Posted by on Oct 26, 2013 in Video | 0 comments

Paul Harsch on Moveable Houses of Williamstown

Thanks to our neighbors at Willinet, we have been able to capture this talk and show it to you online! Paul Harsch speaking on the Moveable Houses of Williamstown, 10/19/2013

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