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Many Stories in the Land: Revisiting “Williamstown” and its Meanings

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Many Stories in the Land: Revisiting “Williamstown” and its Meanings

View a video of Chrisine DeLucia’s lecture that offers possibilities for critically rethinking both history and geography and their enduring meanings by clicking the “Read More” tab.

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Another Look at the 1965 Bicentennial

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Another Look at the 1965 Bicentennial

By Kendall McGowan This article was published in our Winter 2021 newsletter. Read more of the newsletter here. As an intern getting my first experience in cataloging with the WHM this winter, I was hoping to encounter surprises in the archives.  Almost immediately, I struck upon a small mystery. It came in the form of photos of Williamstown’s bicentennial, celebrated by residents in 1965, to commemorate the town’s incorporation, which included acquiring its current name. The bicentennial planning committee arranged a number of activities, including parades, shows, and historical...

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The First Williamstown Summer Theater

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The First Williamstown Summer Theater

By Dustin Griffin This article was published in part in our Winter 2021 newsletter. Read more of the newsletter here. Most people know that the Williamstown Theatre Festival, formerly called the Williamstown Summer Theatre, was founded in 1955. But few probably know that back in the 1930s there was an earlier “Williamstown Summer Theater” that had nothing to do with the WTF of today. In the spring of 1936 three Williams sophomores– Talcott B. (“Teeb”) Clapp, Gordon Kay, and Thomas Morgan, all members of the Class of 1938 and members  of the Little Theatre, a student group that put on...

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The 1918 Flu Pandemic Strikes Williamstown

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The 1918 Flu Pandemic Strikes Williamstown

This is not our first pandemic…Click the “read more” tab to view the video of Dusty Bahlman’s lecture “The 1918 Flu Pandemic Strikes Williamstown.”

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The Chadwells of Williamstown – Online Lecture

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The Chadwells of Williamstown – Online Lecture

Click the “Read More” tab to view of video an online lecture titled, “The Chadwells of Williamstown,” presented by Dustin Griffin.

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