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‘Rosie the Riveter’ to be feted at Springfield Armory National Historic Site

Oct 9 2016
“Rosie the Riveter” is a cultural icon, representing the American women who worked in factories and shipyards during World War II, many of whom produced munitions and war supplies.
That’s short for Women Ordnance Workers.
They will be the focus of activities Sunday, Oct. 16, at the Springfield [continue reading]


Dec 8 2015
Running December 11th-13th
and then again Decemeber 18th -the 20th
From 4:00 pm-9:00 p.m.
Old Sturbridge Village will bring you back to a simpler Christmas with sleigh rides, carols, model railroads, holiday magic shows, dances, and story readings.
To find out more about this event or to pre-purchase tickets [continue reading]

For Over 250 Years, Porter-Phelps-Huntington Museum Brings Culture & More to the Pioneer Valley

May 15 2013
Porter-Phelps-Huntington Museum Opens for 2013 Season The Porter-Phelps-Huntington Museum, an historic house museum dating to 1752 in Hadley, MA opens today (Wednesday, May 15) for its 64th season, and will continue their summer music engagement series, Wednesday Folk Traditions and A Perfect Spot of Tea this summer. Known as Forty Acres, the museum is an [continue reading]

Hadley Farm Museum

Nov 8 2008
Published by under Hadley, History, History Museums
missing imageEarly New England farm equipment in a restored 1782 barn: blacksmith tools, ox cart, stage coach, plows, early domestic appliances from the colonial period through the civil war.
208 Middle Street Hadley, MA 01035 Phone: 413-586-1160
Open: May-October, Friday-Saturday, 11 a.m.-4 p.m.; Sunday, 1-4 p.m. Please confirm the hours by [continue reading]

History Museums

Nov 6 2008
Published by under History Museums
Historic museums provide insight into the Pioneer Valley’s past, from the colonial era through the industrial age. Some museums also provide support for genealogy research, offer living exhibits, or special events. Area museums cover the range from before the first European settlers and conflict with the French and Indians, to the spread of industrialism, use [continue reading]

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