Exhibits

Posts on current exhibits

Baseball in Williamstown

Posted by on Jun 18, 2021 in Exhibits | Comments Off on Baseball in Williamstown

Baseball in Williamstown

By Larry Moore We are really excited to have our exhibit “Sliding Baseball Across Williamstown” at the Williamstown Historical Museum, in a town where there is so much baseball history. The history of baseball in the Berkshires goes back to 1791 in Pittsfield when the town wrote a by-law banning the playing of ball games within 80 yards of the newly built town hall. One of the games mentioned was baseball. This turned out to be the first mention of baseball in the United States in a government document. Being a game that has evolved over the centuries, baseball even has some ties to the...

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Woman Suffrage: A Celebration of the 100th Anniversary of the Ratification of the 19th Amendment in Williamstown and Beyond – special exhibit now on view at the WHM

Posted by on Nov 4, 2020 in Exhibits, Featured slider | Comments Off on Woman Suffrage: A Celebration of the 100th Anniversary of the Ratification of the 19th Amendment in Williamstown and Beyond – special exhibit now on view at the WHM

Woman Suffrage: A Celebration of the 100th Anniversary of the Ratification of the 19th Amendment in Williamstown and Beyond – special exhibit now on view at the WHM

You are invited to the WHM to view the exhibit!

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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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