Don’t forget that Saturday is Eastern Hampshire History Day, with seven local museums open from 11AM to 4 PM

Participating Locations:

  • Amherst Historical Society & Museum, Amherst
  • Hadley Farm Museum, Hadley\Hadley Historical Society, Hadley
  • Pelham Historical Society, Pelham
  • Porter-Phelps-Huntington House, Hadley
  • Stone House Museum, Belchertown
  • The Sycamores, South Hadley

Coming up next week: Ed Londergan will lecture at 2:30 PM on Friday, October 7, at the Jones Library, on his book, Unlike Any Other, based on the life of Revolutionary War-era woman Bathsheba Spooner. 

 — Like her father, Bathsheba was smart, strong-willed, and a staunch British loyalist. Forced to marry a man she did not love, Bathsheba withstood her husband’s abuse for years until a young Continental soldier entered her life. But when the well-heeled mother of three small children discovered she was pregnant with the soldier’s child, her thoughts quickly turned to murder…