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    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.

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    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.

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    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.

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    Opening Day

    Please join us on Saturday May 7th 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!

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    We’re Open!

    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.

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    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.

Open May through October ~ Saturday  2—5 pm and by special appointment ~ Call 413-323-6573.  Join our Membership: __Student (under 18) $5 __Senior (65+) $10 __Individual $20__Family $35 (children<18)    

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

May
30
Mon
9:00 am Memorial Day Observance at Quabb...
Memorial Day Observance at Quabb...
May 30 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am
We usually attend in morning (around 9am..it starts 10am).  By marching in a small parade at Quabbin Cemetery, we get a donation made to the StoneHouse Museum.  It is usually a very stirring ceremony.  Several senators attend. Contact Marnie Henneman on the details if you like. History of Quabbin Park
Jun
10
Fri
6:00 pm Member Cocktail Party
Member Cocktail Party
Jun 10 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
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 clothes. Donate door prizes.   – See more at: http://stonehousemuseum.org/volunteer/#sthash.Om1SQKCO.dpuf
Sep
23
Fri
all-day Belchertown Fair BHA Booth
Belchertown Fair BHA Booth
Sep 23 – Sep 25 all-day
Volunteer Opportunities   BELCHERTOWN FAIR  (September  23-25) Set up tent on the common and transport tables, chairs, decorations, equipment, etc from the Stone House to the Common. Break down at the end of the fair and bring everything back to Stonehouse. Staffing during the Fair Volunteer coordinator for staffing during
Oct
1
Sat
all-day Living History Days at the Stone...
Living History Days at the Stone...
Oct 1 all-day
Volunteer Opportunities: LIVING HISTORY DAY (October 1) Contacting prospective presenters. Set up the morning of (if needed) Getting sponsors for the event. Staff for House Tours Someone to send out hand written ‘Thank You’ notes to people who donated their time and talent.   – See more at: http://stonehousemuseum.org/volunteer/#sthash.Om1SQKCO.dpuf
Oct
30
Sun
6:00 pm Halloween Event
Halloween Event
Oct 30 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Volunteer Opportunity HALLOWEEN EVENT  (October) Coordinator
Nov
5
Sat
9:00 am Yuletide at the StoneHouse
Yuletide at the StoneHouse
Nov 5 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
Volunteer Opportunities:   YULETIDE (November 5) Callers for soliciting baskets and baked goods. Callers to solicit for silent auction items and craft item to sell. People to take charge of a particular aspect of the event.  For example, Carol usually takes charge of the dining room. Staffing during the event
Apr
23
Sun
9:18 pm Annual Meeting of the Association
Annual Meeting of the Association
Apr 23 @ 9:18 pm – 9:45 pm
Volunteer Opportunity   ANNUAL MEETING (April) Coordinator.  

The President’s Message

tomstocktonDespite the snow outside I have seen robins and had my first phone call from “Kevin in the Powerwashing business,” so—it must be spring!
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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