by Amherst History | Nov 30, 2018 | 2018 History Bites
by Richard Little, Greenfield Community College
History begins with natural history and geology. In this lecture, Richard Little describes some of the natural forces and processes which have given the Pioneer Valley its rich variety of geological features, including the rare ‘armored mud balls.’
by Amherst History | Nov 16, 2018 | 2018 History Bites
by Dr. Robert Cox, UMass Special Collections
Spiritualism was a broadly-based and widely-practiced religious movement of the 19th century. At a time when the nation and society seemed to be tearing apart, it was a powerful unifying, hopeful social force.
by Amherst History | Nov 2, 2018 | 2018 History Bites
by Thomas Weiner
‘V-for-Victory’ mail used microfilm to transport messages to and from Allied soldiers and their families in World War II. Almost forgotten now, it was extensively marketed as a morale-booster in the war effort.
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by Amherst History | Oct 19, 2018 | 2018 History Bites
Dr Michael Thurston, Smith College
Before there was Salem, there was Hadley and Wethersfield. Dr Thurston shares with us the stories of ‘Half-hanged Mary’ and other accused witches, placing them in the context of the times.
by Amherst History | Oct 5, 2018 | 2018 History Bites
by Dr. Lisa Brooks, Amherst College
Dr Brooks shares her extensive research into the native tribes’ strategies during King Philips’ War, 1675 – 1678. She focuses on the women and children who fled to safer territory to avoid the conflict.
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by Amherst History | Sep 21, 2018 | 2018 History Bites
by Terry Tarr, church historian
Since the building of its first church in Pelham in 1831, the Wesleyan Methodist Church in the Amherst area has been housed in half a dozen different buildings, including what is now the NACUL center on Main Street.