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New Discoveries about Old Tavern Farm – May 22 2024

Posted by on May 20, 2024 in Local events, Local history | 0 comments

The Historical Society of Greenfield will host Gary Sanderson for a program titled “New Discoveries about Old Tavern Farm and its Greenfield Meadows Neighborhood” on Wednesday, May 22, at 6 p.m. in the Whiteman Room at the Episcopal Church of Saints James and Andrew, 8 Church St. Sanderson will share new information he has unearthed since submitting this property to the National Register of Historic Places in 2005. Old Tavern Farm is located at 817 Colrain Road and dates back to 1740. It’s a farm complex begun during the Colonial period and...

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2024 Speaker Series and Events Calendar

Posted by on May 13, 2024 in Local events | 0 comments

2024 Speaker Series and Events Calendar for the Historical Society of Greenfield 43 Church Street will be open to the public Saturdays from noon to 3 pm from May 11 to September 28. The HSG Speaker Series will be held at the Episcopal Church of Saints James and Andrew on Wednesdays at 6 pm in the Whiteman Room. MAY 22: New Discoveries Pertaining to Old Tavern Farm and its Greenfield Meadows Neighborhood. Gary Sanderson will share some of the new twists he’s discovered since submitting the National Register narrative.   JUNE 12:  Writing...

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NEPM – May 4 and 5 – Greenfield on the picketlines

Posted by on May 2, 2024 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

“At Sword’s Point” will be broadcast on 88.5 NEPM on Saturday, May 4 at noon and Sunday, May 5 at 3 p.m. https://www.nepm.org/regional-news/2024-03-27/at-swords-point/ This hour-long radio documentary, hosted by public historian Tom Goldscheider, recounts these dramatic events of the early 1950s, while also providing important context on the machine tool industry of Greenfield, Massachusetts — once a center of global innovation — as well as the origins of the United Electrical Workers Union, or...

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Talk March 13 (GF Library) Did Grandma have a filling station ?

Posted by on Mar 9, 2024 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

If you missed the initial presentation you have a chance again this coming week, March 13 at the Greenfield Library. Local authors Sara Campbell and Shari Strahan will talk about their book and research. In exploring the town files, they found documentation addressing the special handling of women owning businesses, and the Married Woman’s Property Act of 1855, leading to many interesting stories.  A number of these are documented in their new book. Greenfield records of women owned businesses registered under the Married Woman’s...

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Spring Terrace Lecture on Video

Posted by on Nov 21, 2023 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

If you missed the Spring Terrace Lecture or even want to revisit it, you now can, thanks to GCTV: Earlier posts at: About Spring Terrace

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Spring Terrace Lecture

Posted by on Oct 20, 2023 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

This is a follow on to post A whole story about Spring Terrace Travis Drury gave a detailed talk about his personal local history project about the development of Spring Terrace – a small street on the far east side Greenfield, MA – just between Crescent and High St – directly of Orchard and around from George. He has published a book available here and, for the talk created a summary and a detailed research guides for how he found so much information.   Also available are over 500 newspaper articles and map we will be...

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Special openings on Sat Oct 14

Posted by on Sep 20, 2023 in Local events | 0 comments

So the Weekend of Oct 13-15 is doubly special: The society is open Sat from 9:30-3pm   The weekend is Greenfield Vintage days so the society will be open Sat 14, 11-3   And Sat is also the PV Historical Society’s History Trail ‘Following the Trolley trail ‘so that is Sat 9:30-12 noon (When you Click read more there are links for...

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Painting a Legacy: now online

Posted by on Jul 20, 2023 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Christine Pifer-Foote from the California State Railroad Museum in Sacramento, who spoke on June 15th about “Painting a Legacy: the Search for Anna Judah”, has am online presentation at the Railroad Museum web site: as an Abode presentation. It includes many details about Anna Pierce Judah as well as many related photos of Greenfield. The full video will be available as soon as it is processed and posted. More about the project at: California Railroad Museum The Greenfield Recorder has written about the talk in the issue of Aug...

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Ice Cream Social on Sat Jun 22 (2023)

Posted by on Jul 20, 2023 in Local events | 0 comments

July 22 from noon to 3 pm, picture yourself at the annual Historical Society of Greenfield Ice Cream Social! Have a scoop of ice cream and chat under a tent on the lawn at 43 Church Street. More on the FB page Posted by Facebook...

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Crazy Judah on TV

Posted by on Jun 14, 2023 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

The Historical Society of Greenfield and Greenfield Community Television teamed up to produce a radio play from the 1950’s about an important historical figures that just so happens to have ties to Greenfield, MA! Theodore and Anna Judah were key figures in finding funding and, more importantly, surveying the route for the Transcontinental Railroad across America and through the Rocky Mountains. Originally produced by Dupont’s Cavalcade of America and written by Arthur Arent, Crazy Judah premiered in 1950. The Historical Society...

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