WHM Special Summer Exhibit, June to mid August 2018

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WHM Special Summer Exhibit, June to mid August 2018

Summer Special Exhibit
From Trash to Treasure…and Recently Acquired
June – August 2018

at the Williamstown Historical Museum
32 New Ashford Road


One of these trunks was once owned by Cole Porter. The curious story of its journey to the WHM will be told in the upcoming summer special exhibit.

What do a travel trunk from Cole Porter, spectacles from a local farmer, a popcorn machine from the Walden Movie Theatre on Spring Street, and smelling salts from the former Hopkins Funeral Home have in common?  These items and their stories are all a part of the summer special exhibit at the WHM:  From Trash to Treasure and Recently Acquired.  This examination of some the lesser known pieces of the WHM collection focuses on objects and ephemera that are unique to the WHM collection and help round out the story of Williamstown.  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.  Visit the WHM’s summer special exhibit to learn more about everything from a collection of Eddies Supermarket food stamp voucher coins, a beautiful hay rake, and other intriguing objects that will broaden your understanding of Williamstown’s history.

Eddie’s Supermarket Food Stamp Tokens from the 1960s

WHM Annual Meeting 2018 Agenda for handout 6_23_2018

The WHM Annual Meeting was held before the special exhibit opening
Saturday, June 23, 2018, 11 a.m.
Williamstown Historical Museum
32 New Ashford Road
Williamstown, Massachusetts


1. Call to order and welcome
2. President’s Report
3. Executive Director’s Report
4. Membership Committee Report
5. Finance Committee Report
6. Minutes of 2017 Annual Meeting
7. Recognition of outgoing board members
8. Report of Nominating Committee
9. Adjourn