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Digital Treasures

Aug 4 2009
Digital Treasures – on online image gallery, collected by town, of historic photographs. The site is a project of the Central and Western Massachusetts digital library. [continue reading]

Smith College Museum of Art

Jun 25 2009
missing imageWith a world famous collection and a tradition of making its holdings accessible to the public, the Smith College Museum of Art has long been an asset to the city of Northampton. The permanent collection includes more than 24,000 paintings, sculptures, photographs, prints and decorative arts dating from the 25th century BC to the present. [continue reading]

Springfield Science Museum

Nov 8 2008
missing image Springfield Science Museum 21 Edwards Street Springfield, MA 01103 Phone: 413-263-6800
Discover the wonders of science through the live animal Solutia Eco-Center, the cultures and animals in R.E. Phelon African Hall, Dinosaur Hall with its towering Tyrannosaurus Rex, the Seymour Planetarium, Mineral Hall, early aviation in Springfield, and other [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]

Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art

Nov 8 2008
missing imageFounded in part by Eric Carle, the renowned author and illustrator of more than 70 books, including the 1969 classic The Very Hungry Caterpillar , The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art is the first full-scale museum in this country devoted to national and international picture book art, conceived and built with the [continue reading]

More Museums

Nov 6 2008
Published by under Museums, Other Museums
Use this page for museums that don’t quite fit into the other existing categories. Most links take you directly to their respective websites. If you have anything to say about any of the listings (or a new one to add) please post a comment. If you have enough to say, I’ll use your comment as [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]

Things to See and Do

Nov 6 2008
Published by under Things to See and Do
Museums, Music, Theater, Fairs and other events. Links to art museums, historic museums, science museums, galleries, local music and the arts. Add new places or review existing ones, and comment on which places are kid-friendly, have outstanding or unusual displays, or were especially interesting. [continue reading]

Art Museums and Galleries

Nov 6 2008
The Pioneer Valley boasts one of the highest concentrations of artists and craftspeople in the United States. This, in combination with the colleges and universities in the area, means there are several world-class museums displaying fine arts and crafts from the prehistoric to modern times, world-renowned art festivals and galleries promoting the works of local [continue reading]

The William Cullen Bryant Homestead

Nov 3 2008
missing imageBarn for storing apples and pears, built in the 1870's
The William Cullen Bryant Homestead in Cummington (one of the hilltowns ) is maintained by the Trustees of Reservations. From Route 9, turn onto Route 112 South to Bryant Road. Parking, picnic tables and seasonal visitor center, gift shop and [continue reading]

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