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 of water power and development of the mills, through the advent of the machine age. Use this page to find, list and review your favorite historic museums and resources.

Eventually the goal is to add a page for each listing where people can put comments and reviews. For now 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 the basis of a new page within this section.

Wisteriahurst Museum (Holyoke)

Porter-Phelps-Huntington House (Hadley)

Hadley Farm Museum (Hadley)

Historic Northampton (Northampton)

Colonial Williamsburg (Williamsburg)

Historic Holyoke (Holyoke)

Passport Holyoke (Holyoke)

Springfield Armory Historic Site (Springfield)

Museum of Our Industrial Heritage (Greenfield)



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