• 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. This picture is the newest in our Cat’s Meow Village Series – it’s available right now for $20 at Swift River Gifts, Rannsaka and from any of the Historical Association Board members. It would make a great gift for any occasion!

  • 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.

  • Program Booklet in the Works

    All local businesses, associations, organizations and individuals are invited to purchase ‘ad space’ in our 2018 program booklet. We have purposely kept the annual cost for advertising affordable for small businesses ($100 for ¼ page ad) and associations, families, and individuals ($25 to be listed) to encourage interest and wide participation.

  • 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

Jan
28
Sun
2:00 pm Lecture Series: Basket Making in...
Lecture Series: Basket Making in...
Jan 28 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm
Lecture Series: Basket Making in New England @ Stonehouse Museum  | Belchertown | Massachusetts | United States
Patricia Bertone-Gross will join us on January 29th to share info about the history of basket making and its importance to our ancestors. Since the beginning of time, farmers have needed containers to carry and store garden products and the womenfolk required containers to organize their households. In New England
Feb
3
Sat
6:30 pm Murder Mystery Dinner Fundaiser
Murder Mystery Dinner Fundaiser
Feb 3 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Murder Mystery Dinner Fundaiser @ Villa Rose | Ludlow | Massachusetts | United States
Gangsters on the Gangplank – Dinner Theater to Die For Starring Smokey “Don” Provolone, Noodles Cannoli, Frudee Spumoni and Marisa Macaroon from the Belchertown Congregational Church Tickets available at Cold Spring Discount Liquors (on the common), the Villa Rose restaurant or from Tom Stockton (323-0946) Sponsored by #McCarthysPub  

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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