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Once condemned, Shutesbury Community Church shines anew after years of upgrades
03-30-2023 2:26 PM

By SCOTT MERZBACH

SHUTESBURY — A member of the Shutesbury Community Church for 30 years, Chris Footit is relieved to be back participating in and attending services, something he can do after a three-stop lift was installed at the 1827 meetinghouse on the town...


Daughters of the American Revolution chapter moves to Greenfield
03-26-2023 1:09 PM

By MARY BYRNE

GREENFIELD — After about 30 years without a local chapter, the Daughters of the American Revolution has returned to Greenfield. According to Regent Kathy Maleno of Greenfield, the Contentment Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR)...


Traveling Smithsonian exhibit hailed a success in Montague
03-16-2023 5:20 PM

By JULIAN MENDOZA

MONTAGUE — As the “Crossroads: Change in Rural America” exhibit is set to bid Montague adieu this Saturday, program partners say they are gratified with how the experience has gone.“I am thrilled with the way everything came out,” said Suzanne...


Museum exhibit details Greenfield’s industrial rise and fall
03-10-2023 7:58 PM

By BELLA LEVAVI

It may be hard to imagine, but in 1912 Greenfield had some of the highest-paid workers in the industrialized world. In partnership with the Smithsonian’s “Crossroads: Change in Rural America” exhibit at the Great Falls Discovery Center, James...


Historian giving talk on Northfield’s role in King Philip’s War
03-09-2023 2:24 PM

By BELLA LEVAVI

NORTHFIELD — As part of the year-long celebration of Northfield’s 350th anniversary, local historian David Brule will give a presentation on the town’s role in King Philip’s War between English colonists and Native Americans in the late 17th...


New app tells hidden history of Pocumtuck people at Historic Deerfield
03-05-2023 2:00 PM

By CHRIS LARABEE

DEERFIELD — With the launch of its new mobile app, Historic Deerfield is inviting the public to learn about Indigenous history through a walking tour that places the museum’s main street in its original context.Now available on the Apple App Store and...


Sunderland library to host ‘Evanston’s Living History’ filmmaker
02-21-2023 12:13 PM

SUNDERLAND — As part of Black History Month, the Sunderland Public Library is inviting filmmaker Craig Dudnick to speak about his film “Evanston’s Living History,” which explores residents’ fight against racial discrimination and segregation.The...


Deerfield Historical Commission, historian to help move documents
02-10-2023 12:47 PM

By CHRIS LARABEE

DEERFIELD — While the town works out a record storage agreement with the Pocumtuck Valley Memorial Association (PVMA), the Historical Commission and a local historian will be preparing to move those documents upon execution of the agreement.The...


Traveling Smithsonian exhibit, now in Turners Falls, shining spotlight on rural America
02-06-2023 4:19 PM

By JULIAN MENDOZA

TURNERS FALLS — Due to its association with the nation’s capitol, a Smithsonian exhibit, in some ways, may feel out of place in small-town Montague. In other ways, though, it feels just right.“This is about the small-town vibe,” said Caitlin Kelley,...


Deerfield ironing out agreement with museum to store records
02-03-2023 1:05 PM

By CHRIS LARABEE

DEERFIELD — Following a radiator leak last year in the 1888 Building that initially raised the state’s concern about protecting historical records from potential damage, the town is working out a deal with the Pocumtuck Valley Memorial Association...


Gill Historical Commission looks to ensure Severance House preservation
02-01-2023 5:40 PM

By JULIAN MENDOZA

GILL — The Historical Commission is pushing to preserve Northfield Mount Hermon School’s Severance House as the school considers demolition as one of the long-term options for the 19th-century residence.In a letter penned by Historical Commission...


Catamount Hill Association in Colrain celebrates historic land acquisition
01-23-2023 6:53 PM

By BELLA LEVAVI

COLRAIN — The Catamount Hill Association, a nonprofit founded by descendants of residents who lived on the hill before 1875, now owns the land best known as the site where the first American flag was raised above a public schoolhouse in 1812.During...


With removal of artifacts, Wilder Homestead barn restoration in Buckland inching closer
01-19-2023 11:48 PM

By BELLA LEVAVI

BUCKLAND — Nine volunteers hoisted a 16-foot-long maple syrup evaporator onto a truck last week, marking one of the final artifacts still housed in a barn on the Wilder Homestead on Route 112.Removal of everything from maple sugaring equipment to...


Which way to Ripton? Shutesbury historical panel eyes preservation of iconic guideboard
01-05-2023 7:51 PM

By SCOTT MERZBACH

SHUTESBURY — For nearly 200 years, a guideboard on the town common in Shutesbury has provided travelers with a sense of direction and their distance from communities both near and far.Whether it be the 17 miles west to Northampton, the 40 miles north...


Viewers to ‘gain a connection’ to Indigenous history through painting at Greenfield Savings Bank
01-05-2023 4:17 PM

By JULIAN MENDOZA

GREENFIELD — Just in time for this year’s season of giving, Greenfield Savings Bank recognized one of the region’s lesser-known acts of generosity by welcoming a new painting in its memory.“We’ve had various art in the branch,” said Kevin De Rosa,...


Remembering New Salem Academy
08-16-2022 4:38 PM

By CARLA CHARTER

In 1795, Samuel Adams, governor of Massachusetts at the time, signed the charter that created New Salem Academy, making it the ninth academy in the country, according to Daniel Hammock, a member of New Salem Academy’s Class of 1968 and an academy...


Aspiring journalist delves into history of Warwick Prison Camp
08-03-2022 3:30 PM

By CARLA CHARTER

Inspired by an interest in crime and investigative journalism, Liesel Nygard, secretary and volunteer at the Warwick Historical Society, has begun a project researching the Warwick Prison Camp. The Warwick Prison Camp, located at what is now Warwick...


Railroad research centers on Greenfield artist Anna Feron Pierce Judah
07-11-2022 4:56 PM

By MARY BYRNE

GREENFIELD — As part of her research for an upcoming exhibit at the California State Railroad Museum that will highlight the contributions of women to the history of railroading, Christine Pifer-Foote of Sacramento found herself at the Historical...


Tour highlights Greenfield ties to Underground Railroad, abolitionist movement
10-10-2021 3:29 PM

By CHRIS LARABEE

GREENFIELD — More than two dozen people took to the city’s streets Saturday for a walking tour highlighting local ties to the Underground Railroad and abolitionist movement.The tour was led by Greenfield High School history teacher Luke Martin,...


Documentary explores origins of Field Memorial Library in Conway
06-21-2021 6:11 PM

By CHRIS LARABEE

CONWAY — Have you ever wondered how the town of Conway built such a beautiful library? A new documentary has the answers. Entitled “A Gift of Prosperity,” the production follows the life story of Marshall Field, a Conway native who built a...

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