• 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.

  • 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.

  • Opening Day

    Please join us on Saturday May 13th from 9 – 2. Just in time for Mother’s Day. Tour the House and Grounds, shop for Mothers in your life. Plants, Crafts and Old Bags!

  • 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.

Valley Gives Day 5/2 - Donation portal is open! Click here. Washington Street Schoolhouse is now in place at the StoneHouse Museum, where it will be restored and used for educational programs! We will need $150,000 in order to accomplish this project. It will take a community!  So please step up and 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 01007.  DETAILS.

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

Jun
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Fri
6:00 pm Member Cocktail Party
Member Cocktail Party
Jun 16 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Member’s only event – rain or shine Bring an appetizer or snack – we will provide the beverages!   Volunteer Opportunities COCKTAIL PARTY (June 10) Send out invitations Secure a bartender and make sure they have everything they need. Tents set up. Coordinate serving items.  Plates, utensils, napkins, cups, table

The President’s Message

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Despite the snow outside it must be spring somewhere! And with the approach of the season our thoughts turn to a particularly exciting spring and summer at the Stone House. The Stone House is truly a busy place, filled with momentum and activity in all aspects of our mission and it is exciting to be part of such a vibrant organization! A lot has been happening with regards to the maintenance and preservation of our Museum, our finances, and of course, the social life of the Association, and we pause to look back on all the important work members of the Association have been doing during the long winter months and consider the current state of our Association.

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