The History of the Botsford House

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The History of the Botsford House


The History of the Botsford House
Saturday, November 11
11 a.m.
777 Main Street
in the Williamstown Community Preschool (the former Methodist Church building)

Homeowner, Cynthia Payne, will present a history of one of the striking homes of Main Street.  Cynthia will share information about the site, the builder, the three families who lived in the home, the building’s life as a library and the home of the House of Local History, and the controversy over the building’s future when the library moved out.  Cynthia will also talk about the restoration of the building from library to a home again.  After the lecture, refreshments will be served at the Botsford House and a tour of the first floor will be led by Cynthia.

Other topics in the works for the 2017-2018 lecture season include Arthur Latham Perry, several West Main Street properties and families, education in Williamstown and the Williams College Faculty club.  Check the website often for updates about programs.