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Looking Back, Looking Foward

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Join Us August 28 for our Hay Day Fair

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Join Us August 28 for our Hay Day Fair

The Williamstown Historical Museum invites the public to their fourth annual Hay Day Fair on Sunday, August 28 from 11 am to 3 pm on the grounds of the Museum at 32 New Ashford Road in South Williamstown, on Route 7 just south of the Five Corners.  “Come one, come all, bring friends and children and enjoy. Thanks to the generous lead sponsorship of MountainOne Bank, our outdoor old-fashioned celebration of the end of summer will be full of fun for all ages,” said Patrick Quinn, chair of the Museum’s Programs Committee. “There will be games to play, animals to pet, a silent auction, live...

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“Reading the Gravestones of Old New England” with John G. S. Hanson June 18 2022

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“Reading the Gravestones of Old New England” with John G. S. Hanson June 18 2022

Watch the WilliNet video HERE The Williamstown Historical Museum presented a free slide lecture on “Reading the Gravestones of Old New England” by Williamstown native John G. S. Hanson, on Saturday, June 18, at 11 am in the Community Room at the Milne Public Library, following the Museum’s brief annual meeting. The public is invited. John Hanson is a Williamstown native – son of the late Harlan “Harpo” and Dorothea Hanson – a 1976 graduate of Mount Greylock Regional High School, and the author of Reading the Gravestones of Old New England (McFarland, 2021, $39.95 in paperback) “For me, these...

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WHM’s Spring 2022 Newsletter

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WHM’s Spring 2022 Newsletter

Please enjoy the latest edition of WHM’s newsletter! Within it you will find: Several articles presenting different historic aspects of the Five Corners area in South Williamstown. A notes honoring our ancestors on Mothers’ Day, Fathers’ Day, and Memorial Day Information about upcoming events, including our 2022 Hay Day Fair, set for Sunday, August 28… and more!  

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“History: A Conversation” Saturday, April 9, 2022

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“History: A Conversation” Saturday, April 9, 2022

Watch this presentation on WilliNet.   WILLIAMSTOWN, MA (March 28, 2022) – Join us for a free panel discussion “History: A Conversation on Stories Told, Untold, and Retold” on Saturday, April 9 from 11 am in the Community Room at the Milne Public Library. The public is invited. The three participating panelists and moderator are long-time area educator/scholars who will discuss both their particular projects as well as the broader question of why understanding history is valuable and how and why such stories are told, untold, and retold. Participating panelists are: Frances...

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The History of the Williamstown Grange and the Grange Hall

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The History of the Williamstown Grange and the Grange Hall

Saturday, March 26th at 11 am in the Community Room, Milne Public Library, 1095 Main Street, Williamstown, MA Thanks to WilliNet Community Television for taping this program. Click the link below to watch.     Please join us for a free lecture and panel discussion on the History of the Williamstown Grange and Grange Hall on Saturday, March 26 at 11 am in the Community Room at the Milne Public Library. Alex Carlisle, who owns the Grange Hall on Water Street with his wife, Beth Carlisle, will talk about the early history of the Grange and of the Grange building and property since...

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