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A whole story about Spring Terrace

Posted by on Aug 8, 2022 in Local history | 0 comments

Travis Drury, A local author, has decided to use the pandemic to write a detailed history of his street — a small intentional community in the shadow of Poet’s Seat. Created in 1895 off the Orchard of George Grinnell, sold by his son James S. Grinnell to 3 men, who eventually sold all to John F. Spring. In minute detail, displaying reports from the Gazette and Courier and with a mix of maps from various sources; Travis, details from 1895 to 2013, it’s history, for each of the 22 houses, on Spring Terrance itself and on the...

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Library of Articles

Posted by on Aug 8, 2022 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

The HS/GF now has a library of articles about the Historical Socienty or the Town of Greenfield or related areas and topics. See Articles

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Local tour about the underground Railroad

Posted by on Jul 13, 2022 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Read more for Recorder Story about the tour

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Research on artist Anna Feron Pierce Judah

Posted by on Jul 13, 2022 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Railroad research centers on Greenfield artist Anna Feron Pierce Judah: 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 Society of Greenfield, flipping through old photos of Anna Feron Pierce Judah, wife of Theodore Dehone Judah. More in the Recorder...

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7-23-22 Ice Cream Social at the Museum (THIS SAT – Come on down)

Posted by on Jul 13, 2022 in Local events | 0 comments

The Historical Society of Greenfield invites you to join us OUTSIDE on the lawn to celebrate Mary P. Wells Smith’s birthday with ice cream generously donated by Foster’s Supermarket! An outstanding woman born in 1840, she is well known as the author of “Boy Captive of Old Deerfield,” as well as 20 other children’s books. She was a civic-minded and progressive activist, and we celebrate the 176th anniversary of her birth! Come and enjoy an ice cream, photo fun, and “Mary’s Fan...

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Society Opening for 2022

Posted by on May 14, 2022 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Historical Society (of Greenfield) opening for first time since 2019 By MARY BYRNE Staff Writer GREENFIELD — For the first time since its fall 2019 season, the Historical Society of Greenfield is opening its doors to the community. The museum at 43 Church St., which will be open today from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., was closed throughout the 2020 and 2021 seasons, according to Meg Baker, secretary of the society. Only recently did the society begin operating on an appointment-only basis for researchers, she said. “We’ll be open for the first time...

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Valley Black History project

Posted by on Mar 6, 2022 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

More at: Blog of Black history Project Black history is American history. And it’s the history of western Massachusetts, too. This year, the UMass Public History Program, the UMass Amherst Libraries and the Pioneer Valley History Network and local history organizations across Hampden, Hampshire and Franklin Counties collaborated to launch the “Documenting the Early History of Black Lives in the Connecticut River Valley” pilot project. This community-based research project aims to document the lives of free, enslaved, and formerly...

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Sharing William Apess’ incredible story

Posted by on Jul 2, 2021 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Drew Lopenzina will be at Greenfield Historical Society on July 13, at 7 p.m. to give a talk, “William Apess: Reclaiming a Native Son,” that will offer more information about this remarkable Native life. His introduction to William Apess, from his My Turn in the Greenfield Recorder of May 28, 2021 is here

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Peter Miller, local historian Passes

Posted by on Jan 6, 2021 in Local events | 0 comments

Peter S. Miller, a Greenfield historian known for his collection of local memorabilia and his encyclopedic knowledge of the city’s past, and former Historical Society of Greenfield president died Sunday. He was 82. – See the full article from the Recorder His work (with Tim Blagg) collecting information of cemetery records and other aspects of Greenfield can be searched...

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Death in 1918

Posted by on May 25, 2020 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

, DOB: Cemetery: NORTH MEADOWS, 4N, JESSE SMEAD, 9 "1858 HENRY S. SMEAD 1919 / HIS WIFE / 1865 ALICE L. NEWCOMB 1955 1896 FORREST N., THEIR SON / HIS WIFE / 1896 MILDRED R. MACARTY 1978 1899 PERLEY j., THEIR SON 1991 , DOB: Cemetery: Federal Street, , 28S, 5 "HARRY A. WEYMOUTH 1880 - 1919 HIS WIFE NELLIE C. BARRETT 1878 - 1920 WEYMOUTH , DOB: Cemetery: Federal Street, 12, 3N?, 15? "BACK BENJAMIN Front WALKER MARSHALL JEROME BENJAMIN 1824 MELVILLE WALKER 1862 1850 - 1919 CO. B 15 REGT. MASS. VOL. INF. FANNIE L. WALKER, WIFE , DOB: Cemetery:...

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