Exhibits

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Summer of Woman Suffrage! A special day – Women’s Equality Day

Posted by on Aug 26, 2020 in Exhibits, Featured slider, Online Exhibits | Comments Off on Summer of Woman Suffrage! A special day – Women’s Equality Day

Summer of Woman Suffrage! A special day – Women’s Equality Day

Happy Women’s Equality Day! Today we commemorate the 1920 certification of the 19th Amendment to the Constitution. We also learn more about some remarkable Women of Williams.

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Textiles of Williamstown Exhibit: Selections from the WHM Collection

Posted by on Oct 17, 2018 in Exhibits, Featured slider | Comments Off on Textiles of Williamstown Exhibit: Selections from the WHM Collection

Textiles of Williamstown Exhibit:  Selections from the WHM Collection

Visit the WHM to view a selection of remarkable and historic textiles from the collection featuring pieces that were conserved using Community Preservation Act funds.

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WHM Special Summer Exhibit, June to mid August 2018

Posted by on Jun 14, 2018 in Exhibits, Featured slider | Comments Off on WHM Special Summer Exhibit, June to mid August 2018

WHM Special Summer Exhibit, June to mid August 2018

This exhibit examines some the lesser known pieces of the WHM collection and focuses on objects and ephemera that are unique to the WHM collection. Many of the pieces featured were close to being discarded and lost indefinitely, but were, fortunately, saved by savvy local history loving donors and given to the WHM. 

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First Church & Williamstown: 250 Years Together ~ on exhibit through Autumn, 2016

Posted by on Feb 5, 2016 in Exhibits, Featured slider, Talks, Video | Comments Off on First Church & Williamstown: 250 Years Together ~ on exhibit through Autumn, 2016

First Church & Williamstown: 250 Years Together ~ on exhibit through Autumn, 2016

It is no coincidence that First Congregational Church, Williamstown, and the town itself share a birthdate. In 1750 Massachusetts General Assembly passed …

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Before & After; The Story of a Small Town’s Artifacts & Their Conservation

Posted by on Sep 12, 2015 in Exhibits, Featured slider | Comments Off on Before & After; The Story of a Small Town’s Artifacts & Their Conservation

Before & After;  The Story of a Small Town’s Artifacts & Their Conservation

We hope you will join us! Saturday, October 3rd, 11 am at the Williamstown Historical Museum for the opening of our exhibit: Before and After; The Story of a Small Town’s Artifacts and Their Conservation This exhibit was created by you and for you. Williamstown residents and friends donated the artifacts in this exhibit, voted at the 2014 Annual Town Meeting to have these artifacts conserved, and your interaction with these objects makes them meaningful. Materials donated over the years helped us build a narrative for the objects that allowed us to tell some of the stories of the people and...

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100 Years in White: Architecture of the First Congregational Church

Posted by on Jun 2, 2015 in Exhibits, Featured slider, Talks | Comments Off on 100 Years in White: Architecture of the First Congregational Church

100 Years in White: Architecture of the First Congregational Church

  100 Years in White: Architecture of the First Congregational Church  What do shirt collars and the current building of the First Congregational Church have in common?  How did Williams College create the circumstances making it necessary to redesign our building?  Some of this information is common knowledge in Williamstown, but you may be surprised by some information that has newly been connected to this story.  Moira Jones ties new information with the old in this exhibit to tell the whole story of why the 1869 Neo-Romanesque building was renovated before its 50th birthday. Exhibit...

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