• Remembrance Garden

    The new Memorial Garden is complete. How will we ever thank Tom Ablicki and his crew for doing such an incredible job? The new garden area will be a lovely place to contemplate life and its blessings and to remember those that have gone before us. I hope you will all have an opportunity to stop by and have a look. Tom’s email is Thomas Ablicki (tom@libertyorchardslandscaping.com) . Please take a moment to thank him.

  • Painting the Fence

    New volunteer Alan Gilson is lending a hand at the Stone House museum. He is working 5-6 hours a week – usualy two times a week after work. He has power washed the fence and is now painting it with the help of our own Becki Smith.

  • Welcome

    The Belchertown Historical Association was founded during March 1903, “for the preservation and exhibition of articles of historic interest on account of age or association with the past history of the town.” The Stone House became the BHA’s showcase in 1922. We invite you to tour this website, and take a virtual tour as well, to learn about the great things we are doing. Revisit regularly for news updates and please join with us as we continue to pursue the Association’s original mission in collecting and preserving the history of Belchertown.

  • Going Green at the Stone House

    The Stone House History Demonstration Garden is ready for us to begin work for 2017!! Perennial plants include our Egyptian walking onions, Jerusalem artichokes, asparagus (Martha Washington), and, in the herb bed, lavender, rhubarb, sage, lemon balm, lovage, regular and garlic chives, winter savory, oregano and thyme. We will replant tarragon this year, transplant all our volunteer cilantro, and add various other herbs as space and temptation permit. Each year, we plant beans, snow peas, tomatoes, summer crookneck squash, parsnips, beets, and more. We research varieties of seeds, and try to be sure our plants were all available in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries before adding them. Stop by and talk to us about the crops and we will send you home with little samples as they are available to share.

  • The School House is Here!

    We could use some help…financial, manpower and moral support.

  • Yuletide Fair is Saturday, November 4th

    The yuletide event is our major fundraiser of the year and we could not do it without your help. This year’s Yuletide Fair will be held on Saturday, November 8 from 9:00-3:00 at the Stone House. We have had enthusiastic support in years past and are hoping that this year we can count on your help again. If you are able to help in any way please contact Sally Shattuck (323-4239, sallyshattuck@charter.net).

  • Welcome

    The Belchertown Historical Association was founded during March 1903, “for the preservation and exhibition of articles of historic interest on account of age or association with the past history of the town.” The Stone House became the BHA’s showcase in 1922. We invite you to tour this website, and take a virtual tour as well, to learn about the great things we are doing. Revisit regularly for news updates and please join with us as we continue to pursue the Association’s original mission in collecting and preserving the history of Belchertown.

  • We’re Open!

    The Stone House Museum is open through October on Saturdays 2pm – 5pm or by appointment. Admission is $5 for Adults, $4 for Seniors, $2 for Children and FREE for Members.

  • Welcome

    The Belchertown Historical Association was founded during March 1903, “for the preservation and exhibition of articles of historic interest on account of age or association with the past history of the town.” The Stone House became the BHA’s showcase in 1922. We invite you to tour this website, and take a virtual tour as well, to learn about the great things we are doing. Revisit regularly for news updates and please join with us as we continue to pursue the Association’s original mission in collecting and preserving the history of Belchertown.

Please join us and help spread the word to family and friends who share the mission of honoring our history. We need help with the goal of preserving and restoring Belchertown's last one-room intact school: the Washington District Schoolhouse. Contact Tom at 413-323-0946

About the Belchertown Historial Association

The Belchertown Historical Association was founded during March, 1903, “for the preservation and exhibition of articles of historic interest on account of age or association with the past history of the town.”
The organization is managed by a Board of Trustees, elected each Spring at the Association's Annual meeting. The town of Belchertown has a long and rich history - a story worth learning about today and of preserving for generations to come.
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Upcoming Events

Aug
22
Tue
all-day Donate to the renovation of the ...
Donate to the renovation of the ...
Aug 22 – Dec 9 all-day
The Washington Street Schoolhouse was moved to the StoneHouse Museum where it will be restored and used for education programs, lectures and more!  You can get involved in this exciting restoration by contributing On-line or by mailing a check made out to the Belchertown Historical Association, P. O. Box 1211, Belchertown, MA
Oct
22
Sun
2:00 pm Lecture Series:  The Museum’s De...
Lecture Series:  The Museum’s De...
Oct 22 @ 2:00 pm – 3:15 pm
Lecture Series:  The Museum's Demonstration Garden  @ Stone House Museum
Lecture Series:  The Museum’s Demonstration Garden  Sunday  October 22nd  2pm  Free The Belchertown Stone House Museum Peg Louraine will give a brief history of the demonstration garden, including our research, training, our successes and failures. The Demonstration Garden was founded in 2011, first as just an herb garden and expanded in
Nov
4
Sat
10:00 am Yuletide at the StoneHouse
Yuletide at the StoneHouse
Nov 4 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
Yuletide at the StoneHouse
The annual Yuletide event is our major fundraiser of the year and we couldn’t do it without your help.  HEAR YE! HEAR YE! There is less than 2 months until our annual Yuletide event. This year, Yuletide will be held on Saturday, November 4th. Yuletide is one of our best
Nov
26
Sun
2:00 pm Lecture Series:  Belchertown and...
Lecture Series:  Belchertown and...
Nov 26 @ 2:00 pm – 3:15 pm
Lecture Series:  Belchertown and World War I @ Stone House Museum
Lecture Series:  Belchertown and World War I Sunday November 26th 2pm Free  The Belchertown Stone House Museum Randi Shenkman will share our wonderful collection of patriotic and recruiting posters. On April 6, 1917, the United States finally declared war on Germany.  Europe had been at war for almost three years and

The President’s Message

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What a busy and event-filled summer it has been and fall looks even busier!

Our Opening Day celebration was a success with better weather this year. There were “Made In Belchertown” crafters, our “Old Bag” sale (where many found bargains), a terrific plant sale and, of course, tours of the Stone House Museum. How can we give enough recognition to the volunteers who worked tirelessly to bring off the separate elements that made this such a wonderful day for our organization.

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