The Chadwells of Williamstown
Thank you to all who joined us for our first online lecture, “The Chadwells of Williamstown,” presented by Dustin Griffin. Thank you, also to WilliNet for their good work and assistance. Click the box below to view a video of the lecture.
The Chadwells, who have been in Williamstown for four generations, have a remarkable family history. Griffin’s lecture, which is accompanied by Chadwell family photos and other archival images, follows the path of the family members through four generations, up to the present day. Griffin’s lecture will be introduced by Allen Hart, Professor of Psychology at Amherst College, and a fourth generation Chadwell descendant.
Dusty Griffin has frequently lectured on topics in local history to local audiences. His most recent talks include “A Layman’s History of Williamstown Trees” (January 2020) and “Thirteen Galusha Farms” (February 2020). He is the author of Williamstown and Williams College: Explorations in Local History (U. Mass. Press, 2018).