Videos of Recent Lectures

In partnership with WilliNet, the WHM is able to record our programs for the public. Videos are available periodically on WilliNet’s Culture channel 1303 (please check the WilliNet website for schedule information).  To view the videos online, please click on the link below each of the images.  Thank you WilliNet!

Many Stories in the Land:  Revisiting “Williamstown” and its Meanings, Past, Present, and Future
Saturday, March 27, 2021
Many Stories in the Land: Revisiting “Williamstown” and its Meanings, Past, Present, and Future

The 1918 Flu Pandemic Strikes Williamstown
Saturday, January 16, 2021
The 1918 Flu Pandemic Strikes Williamstown

The Chadwells of Williamstown by Dustin Griffin
Saturday, November 14, 2020
The Chadwells of Williamstown

The Thirteen Galusha Farms:  1798-2020 by Dustin Griffin
Saturday, February 22, 2020
The Thirteen Galusha Farms

Tractor View from the Haley Farm, Robert Lafond, 2018

The History of the Hopper presented by Dustin Griffin
Saturday, September 14, 2019
The History of the Hopper Video

The 1856 Yeomans Lithograph presented by Ralph Lieberman
and WHM Annual Meeting
Sunday, June, 23, 2019
Yeomans 1856 Lithograph Lecture and WHM Annual Meeting

Parmalee Prentice: Mount Hope’s Polymath
presented by Dustin Griffin
Saturday, January 19, 2019
Parmalee Prentice: Mount Hope’s Polymath Video

The Elizabeth Sanford Botsford Mysteries
presented by Pat Leach
Saturday, December 8, 2018
The Elizabeth Sanford Botsford Mysteries Video

Williamstown and Williams College, Book Event
presented by Dustin Griffin
Saturday, October 20, 2018
Williamstown and Williams College Book Event Video

Letters in a Box:  The Journey of a WWII Bombardier
presented by Sheila Stone
Saturday, May 26, 2018
Letters in a Box Lecture Video

Honoring Isaac Stratton
presented by Regina Rouse
Saturday, May 5, 2018
Honoring Isaac Stratton Video

A Panel on Williamstown Remembrances
Presented by Peggy Neyland Altman, Rita Gardner,  Mike Kennedy, Maureen O’Mara, Patrick Quinn, Dorothy Reinke, and Pierre Toureille
Saturday, April 14, 2018
Williamstown Remembrances Video

The Social Harp
presented by Singing School
Sunday, March 4, 2018
The Social Harp by Singing School Video

Buxton:  The History of West Main Street from Benjamin Simonds to Cole Porter
presented by Dustin Griffin
Saturday, February 17, 2018
History of West Main Street Video

A Musical Holiday Open House at the WHM
presented by Singing School
Sunday, December 10, 2018
Holiday Open House with Singing School Video

A History of the Botsford House
presented by Cynthia Payne
Saturday, November 11, 2017
History of the Botsford House Video

Back to School:  A Historical Look at Education in Williamstown
presented by Jane Allen
Saturday, September 30, 2017
History of Education in Williamstown Video

Leaflets Three, Let it Be! The Story of Poison Ivy

presented by Robin Brickman
Saturday, August 12, 2017
Leaflets Three Video

Annual Meeting and Lecture, Enemies of the People:  Political Divisions in Early Williamstown
Annual Meeting presented by the WHM Executive Committee, Lecture by Dustin Griffin
Saturday, June 24, 2017
Political Divisions Video


An Overview of Kalarama Orchards:  Geology, Ecology, History and Conservation
presented by Ronadh Cox, Henry Art, Patrick Quinn and Scott Hoover
Saturday, May 20, 2017

Kalarama Video


The History of the Masons and Eastern Star in Williamstown

Presented by Martha Stohlmann, Eric Chenaille and Craig Pedercini, Saturday, March 25, 2017

Masons and Eastern Star Lecture Video

The Transcript:  A Voice in the Hills, presented by Hulda Hardman Jowett, 1/21/2017

The Transcript Lecture Video

The Critters of Mount Greylock, presented by Wintergreen, Michael Whalen and Meshell Bordeleau, 11/12/2016

Critters of Mt. Greylock Video

The Williams College Archives, presented by Katie Nash, 10/22/2016

Williams College Archives Lecture Video

The Forgotten Ledge of Fort Massachusetts, presented by Wendy Champney, 9/24/2016

Fort Massachusetts Ledge Video

Immigration in Williamstown, presented by Cece Holm and Brooke Mead, 4/29/2016

A Tale of Two Cities and a Country Town: Boston, New York and Williamstown, presented by Dustin Griffin, 2/20/2016

Cable Mills Roundtable:  Its History, Industrial Live and Adaptive Reuse, presented by Paul Harsch, Cece Holm, Marc Toureille and Dave Traggorth, 1/16/2016


First Church and Williamstown:  250 Years Together, 11/14/2015


WHM and the WilliNet Challenge!, 11/01/2015

CDP Powells books

Ghost Stories of Williamstown, by Cynthia Payne, 10/31/2015


The History and Renovation of the Smedley House by Bruce MacDonald, 10/10/2015

Conservation in Williamstown:  Its Historic Roots, by Phil McKnight, 9/26/2015


The West Hoosuck Blockhouse, by Dustin Griffin, 9/19/2015


The Treadway Family and the Williams Inn by Carl Faulkner, 6/14/2015


1765 by Pat Leach, 4/18/2015


The History of Weston Field by Jim Kolesar, 3/28/2015


Shape Notes by Singing School, 3/7/2015

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The Hyde Family Ancestral Home by John Hyde, 2/21/2015


100 Years in White:  The Architecture of the First Congregational Church by Moira Jones, 11/15/2014


The 1746 Attack on Fort Massachusetts by Dustin Griffin, 10/2014

John L. Sprague in front of 87 Marshall Street, North Adams

87 Marshall Street by John Sprague, 6/13/2014

The Trail of a Williamstown Founding Family:  The Smedleys and the Footes by Louise Dudley and Judith Wilson


Sneak Preview of “Big Days in a Small Town” Exhibit by Dustin Griffin and Sarah Currie

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Maple Sugaring by Andy Bernardy, 2/2014

Trolley at the Y in front of F.A. Boyer's store.

Take the Trolley by John Hyde, 1/26/2015


Mount Hope Estate by Joe Bergeron, 11/16/2013

Paul Harsch

Moveable Houses by Paul Harsch, 10/19/2013

Lauren Stevens

The Peaceful Hoosic River by Lauren Stevens, 9/21/2013

Williamstown Newspapers by Bill Densmore, 6/9/2013

House Tour interview, with Debby Dane and Rita Watson, 5/11/2013

The Architecture of the Grid, presented by Andy Burr, 4/20/2013

Significant Fires of Williamstown, presented by Chief Craig Pedercini, 3/16/2013

History of Spring Street, presented by Rita Watson, 2/23/2013

The Ski Club of Williamstown, presented by Mary Merselis, 1/19/2013