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Online Lecture: “Writing Local History,” presented by Dustin Griffin

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Online Lecture:  “Writing Local History,” presented by Dustin Griffin

Join us online on Saturday, June 19, at 11 a.m. for an informative illustrated lecture on researching local history by Dustin Griffin.

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Online lecture – Saturday, May 29, 11 a.m. “The Williamstown Meetinghouse from Yesterday to Today,” presented by Pat Leach

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Online lecture – Saturday, May 29, 11 a.m. “The Williamstown Meetinghouse from Yesterday to Today,” presented by Pat Leach

Please join the WHM on Saturday, May 29, at 11 a.m. for a fascinating online lecture on the history of the Williamstown meetinghouse, presented by Pat Leach.

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Special Exhibit: Baseball in Williamstown

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Special Exhibit: Baseball in Williamstown

Visit our new special exhibit featuring the history of Baseball in Williamstown, opening May 8!

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The History of Oblong Road

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The History of Oblong Road

Oblong Road was one of the earliest parts of Williamstown to be settled, and is the focus of Dustin Griffin’s latest lecture for the museum. Please join us on Saturday, April 17, at 11 a.m. for an online lecture, “The History of Oblong Road.”

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WHM’s Late Winter 2021 Newsletter

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WHM’s Late Winter 2021 Newsletter

Please enjoy the latest, refreshed edition of WHM’s newsletter! Within it you will find: An article about the first Williamstown summer theater, which preceded the Williamstown Theater Festival by almost 20 years An article about the Stockbridge-Munsee Community and Williamstown’s 1965 Bicentennial An article previewing Patricia Leach’s upcoming lecture on Williamstown’s meetinghouses Information about other upcoming lectures, like Christine DeLucia’s on the meaning of local place names Books on local history available for sale through the WHM… and...

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Williamstown’s First Meetinghouse

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Williamstown’s First Meetinghouse

By Patricia Leach This article was published in our Winter 2021 newsletter. Read more of the newsletter here. In 1765, at the incorporation of our town as “Williams Town,” there was not a true meetinghouse, per se. Services featuring our newly settled minister, Yale graduate Whitman Welch, were held in the young settlement’s log schoolhouse. But soon, as early as 1766, the need for a dedicated meetinghouse was realized. Although it  was not an expensive project—its cost was approximately $600 and many white oak trees, a primary building material, were available nearby—construction went...

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