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WHM’s Fall 2021 Newsletter

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WHM’s Fall 2021 Newsletter

Please enjoy the latest edition of WHM’s newsletter! Within it you will find: A preview of one of the displays in our upcoming temporary exhibit, “Children and Schools in Williamstown Through the Years” Recaps of this year’s successful Hay Day Fair, and of an event celebrating our prior temporary exhibit on baseball Information about upcoming events, including a tour of the original Clark building by former Associate Director of the Clark Jock Brooks (registration required!), and our history book group … and more!

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December 9: WHM’s Next History Book Group Meeting

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December 9: WHM’s Next History Book Group Meeting

On Thursday, December 9 from 1-2:30 p.m. we will be meeting via Zoom to discuss Women of Privilege: 100 Years of Love and Loss in a Family of the Hudson River Valley by Susan Gillotti. The book traces the decline of a once-privileged Hudson River Valley family whose neighbors were Vanderbilts, Delanos, and Roosevelts. Based on diaries and journals, and written by a family descendant, it combines biography and memoir with social history. Copies are available through your local library or at most bookstores! Check back here for a Zoom link soon!

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Haunted Williamstown? Read some spooky local stories!

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Haunted Williamstown? Read some spooky local stories!

By Effie Skinner, Volunteer As Halloween comes around, you may be wondering if there are any ghosts in Williamstown. There is, in fact, a history of haunted buildings and ghosts being reported in the area. On Mount Greylock, the place deemed to be North America’s wizarding school, there are rumors of a ghost named “Old Coot.” A man named Bill Saunders from Adams fought in the Civil War and did not immediately return. When Saunders came back after several years and discovered his wife had married another man, he became a hermit in the woods of Greylock. He lived there for several years. “When...

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Join us for a celebration of local baseball history!

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Join us for a celebration of local baseball history!

The WHM will be hosting an event focusing on local baseball history on Saturday, October 16 from 11-1 pm. Our temporary exhibit on the history of baseball in Williamstown, presented by Baseball in the Berkshires will be coming to a close in the next few weeks. Please join us on the 16th for an event featuring: A Q&A and remarks from prominent local baseball figures A chance to meet baseball pros and Williamstown natives Jonah Bayliss and Ryan Cameron A guided tour of the temporary exhibit Refreshments … and more! The event will be held at the museum, 32 New Ashford Road in...

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October 14: WHM’s Next History Book Group Meeting

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October 14: WHM’s Next History Book Group Meeting

Back to school season is a great time to join WHM’s history book group! On Thursday, October 14 at 1 pm we will be meeting via Zoom to discuss Heaven’s Ditch: God, Gold and Murder on the Erie Canal by Jack Kelly. The book offers an intriguing synthesis of American cultural and economic developments in the early 19th century, all culminating with the completion of the Erie Canal, which has shaped our region. Copies are available through your local library or at most bookstores!

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Job Opening: Executive Director

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Job Opening: Executive Director

The Williamstown Historical Museum seeking an Executive Director! The museum is the official repository of historical documents belonging to the Town of Williamstown.  In addition, it showcases a vast collection of artifacts and provides a variety of programs for all ages that spark an interest in how our past influences our lives today.  The museum is located at 32 New Ashford Road (Route 7 South) in the Williamstown Five Corners Historic District. The Executive Director provides visionary leadership in all aspects of the Williamstown Historical Museum’s programs and services: supervising...

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