Local events

New Discoveries about Old Tavern Farm – May 22 2024

Posted 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 continuing into the 19th century. The farmstead itself is Federal-style architecture, with a center chimney.

Parking is free in the church lot or on the street. Guests are advised to use the entrance on the east side of the building.


Map to the Farm

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2024 Speaker Series and Events Calendar

Posted 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 about Greenfield’s Historic Women in Business.
Sara Campbell and Shari Strahan will talk about how the records found in Greenfield City Hall began a years-long research project into women’s hidden history, leading to their book, Did Grandma Have a Filling Station?.

SEPTEMBER 18: King Philip’s War: The War in Your Backyard,
in which David Brule will focus on local events in that war and updates from the on-going Battlefield study, involving Greenfield and current archaeology there. 

October 16: Restoring History: Historical Home Preservation and Renovation
Join member Thad O. for a discussion of some of Greenfield’s oldest homes and our host’s journey preserving a 277 year old home.

JULY 20: Ice Cream Social Special Event  
The annual ice cream social is usually a birthday party in memory of founder Mary P. Wells Smith. We can’t think of a better way to celebrate the memory of the late Peter S. Miller. Please join us on the lawn at 43 Church Street for ice cream, music, and memories of our late local historian and see the new Research Room named in his honor.

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Special openings on Sat Oct 14

Posted 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

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Ice Cream Social on Sat Jun 22 (2023)

Posted 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.

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Painting a Legacy – June 15th

Posted on Jun 14, 2023 in Local events | 0 comments



Thursday, June 15, please join us for Painting a Legacy: the Search for Anna Judah by Christine Pifer-Foote, at the Episcopal Church of Saints James and Andrew, 7 to 8 pm in the Whiteman Room.

The speaker is a researcher at the California State Railroad Museum in Sacramento, and is crossing the country, as the railroad did thanks to Theodore Dehone Judah and his work surveying and raising funding for the project with his wife, Anna Pierce Judah, who came from Greenfield. Don’t miss this exciting presentation!

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Coming soon for 2023

Posted on Apr 20, 2023 in Local events | 0 comments

OPENING DAY is coming soon!
We are working hard, preparing to be OPEN EVERY SATURDAY from 12:00 to 3:00 pm, May 20 to September 30!!

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