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Celebrate Black History in Williamstown

Posted by on Feb 7, 2022 in Current Events, Featured slider | Comments Off on Celebrate Black History in Williamstown

Celebrate Black History in Williamstown

Celebrate Black History in Williamstown Previous Lectures Online Lecture: “Black People in 19th-Century White Oaks,” presented by Dustin Griffin. From July of 2021. Online Lecture: “Black People in 19th-Century White Oaks,” presented by Dustin Griffin Online Lecture: “The Chadwells of Williamstown,” presented  by Dustin Griffin. From November of 2020. The Chadwells of Williamstown – Online Lecture   Additional Resources House of Strangers is a book written by Oscar H. Greene, an African American man who grew up in Williamstown during the 1930s. The book is...

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Barbara Winslow Talk on Shirley Chisholm

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Barbara Winslow Talk on Shirley Chisholm

The Williamstown Historical Museum will be hosting professor and historian Dr. Barbara Winslow to speak about Shirley Chisholm on Saturday, February 26th, at 11AM. Dr. Winslow is the author of a book about Chisholm, Shirley Chisholm: Catalyst for change. The lecture will be over zoom; the link to access the lecture is below. Topic: Barbara Winslow lecture on Shirley Chisholm Time: Feb 26, 2022 11:00 AM Eastern Time (US and Canada) https://us06web.zoom.us/j/84190583888?pwd=Y1hGR05GWFd1c3NhUTYxMkFIRWxEZz09 Meeting ID: 841 9058 3888 Passcode: 351325...

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“Children and Schools in Williamstown Through the Years”: Our New Temporary Exhibit

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“Children and Schools in Williamstown Through the Years”: Our New Temporary Exhibit

The Williamstown Historical Museum is excited to present its latest temporary exhibit, “Children and Schools in Williamstown Through the Years.” The exhibit features 5 intricate dollhouses created by former Williamstown resident Lynn Laitman, each with a unique theme and charming details. Stop by through the winter to learn about the various school buildings used through the centuries, to see old-fashioned childrens’ books and toys, to learn about popular summer camps in town, and more! The WHM’s winter hours are Fridays and Saturdays, 10-2.

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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 (see link below) 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! Topic: WHM December Book Club Meeting Time: Dec 9, 2021 01:00 PM...

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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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