Amherst has been Jackie Tuthill’s home for 45 years. For much of that time she has hiked the paths of the Quabbin reservoir watershed with her family. In the fall of 2014, she took the Five College Learning in Retirement Course “Another View of Quabbin.” She chose the relocation of Quabbin houses in the Western Massachusetts area as the topic she would research and present to the class. She found this topic fascinating and rewarding and that it keeps the Quabbin story of the displaced residents alive, as it informs present and future generations. She will present background on individual Quabbin homes, who sold the homes to the MDWSC (Metropolitan District Water Supply Commission), and the present locations and current owners.
Jacqueline (Jackie) Tuthill grew up in a small town in Pennsylvania and received a BS degree in Medical Technology. She held many jobs and retired after 11 years as an administrative assistant in the Dean of Faculty office at Hampshire College. Jackie continues her strong interest in photography and has received awards in several juried shows. Taking a Five College Learning in Retirement course has set a new direction to follow by researching Quabbin homes.