Western Massachusetts is home to many historical societies. Here are links to some of our neighbors in and around the Pioneer Valley.
Emily Dickinson House: Our down the street neighbor, the Emily Dickinson Museum is two adjacent buildings–the Homestead and the Evergreens. The website contains a plethora of information about the museum itself, as well as Emily Dickinson’s life and writings.
Pelham Historical Society:
Porter Phelps Huntington House: The Porter-Phelps-Huntington Museum is a unique historical resource in Hadley, Massachusetts. Its significance goes beyond the well-preserved eighteenth century architecture of the house itself: the house was continuously occupied by a single family from its construction in 1752 until the death of Dr. James Lincoln Huntington, the museum’s founder. The house contains the family’s belongings accumulated and preserved over 300 years. The family also left a rich collection of personal letters, diaries and account books, photographs and other material.
Belchertown Historical Society
Northampton Historical Society
David Ruggles Center, Florence
Pioneer Valley History Network
Pocumtuck Valley Memorial Association
Montague Historical Society
Wendell MA History
Hatfield Historical society
Museum of our Industrial Heritage (Greenfield)
Historic Holyoke and Wistariahurst