The History of Oblong Road

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The History of Oblong Road

The Williamstown Historical Museum invites you to attend an online lecture
“The History of Oblong Road”
presented by Dustin Griffin

via Zoom webinar
Saturday, April 17, 11 a.m.

Oblong Road was one of the earliest parts of Williamstown to be settled. For all of the 19th century the neighborhood was almost completely devoted to farming, and was dominated by three large farming families, the Youngs, the Torreys, and the Phelpses. Two of them continue into the 21st century. A number of the oldest farmhouses survive, but much has changed over time – there used to be three one-room schools along Oblong Rd. Although it remains a quiet unpaved country lane, Oblong Road remains subject to modernizing change.

Please join us for Dusty Griffin’s illustrated lecture detailing the history of Oblong Road and its evolution on Saturday, April 17, at 11 a.m. via Zoom webinar.  Login information can be found below and on the Williamstown Historical Museum website.

Dusty Griffin is the author of Williamstown and Williams College: Explorations in Local History (2018). For a number of years he has presented talks on local history to Williamstown audiences, most recently a lecture on “Thirteen Galusha Farms” in February 2020 and “The Chadwells of Williamstown” in November 2020. His new book, Williamstown and Williams College: Further Explorations in Local History, was published this month, and is available at the college bookstore on Spring St.

The History of Oblong Road – Zoom Webinar Login information:

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