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, presented a history of one of the striking homes of Main Street.  Cynthia shared 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 also spoke about the restoration of the building from library to a home again.  After the lecture, refreshments were be served at the Botsford House and a tour of the first floor was led by Cynthia.

View a video of the lecture here: Botsford House Lecture Video

Other topics in the works for the 2017-2018 lecture season include the history of the Williams College Faculty Club, the history of several West Main Street properites and families and  Arthur Latham Perry.  Check the website often for updates about programs!