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    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.

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    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.

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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.

  • The School House is Coming!

    Before the move the following has to happen:
    1. Roof removed
    2. Moving company runs the route with a pole the height of the school on the trailer to check the wires which might be effected.
    3. The moving company lifts the building to put it on the trailer.
    4. The company that is going to dig and pour the foundation at the Stone House checks out the underside of the school to determine the exact dimensions of the foundation needed and the types of supports the building might need in addition to the foundation perimeter.
    5. The foundation is dug and poured and it cures.
    6. The movers put the school on the trailer.
    7. The school is moved.

    Some of this is already underway, but we don’t have an exact date yet…soon?. We could use some help…financial, manpower and moral support.

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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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    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.

Washington Street Schoolhouse is being prepared for the move to the StoneHouse Museum, where it will be restored and used for educational programs! 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 01007. We will need $150,000 in order to accomplish this project.   

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

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
20
Thu
7:00 pm Garry Brown from “Hitting to all...
Garry Brown from “Hitting to all...
Oct 20 @ 7:00 pm – 8:15 pm
Garry Brown from "Hitting to all Fields" @ Stonehouse Museum  | Belchertown | Massachusetts | United States
Have you been following baseball these days? Just in time for this exciting season’s end, Garry Brown, well-known sports reporter and columnist for the Springfield Republican will be the opening speaker for the Stone House Museum’s fall lecture series on October 20 at 7 PM.  From covering the Pee Wee
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

tomstocktonWhat 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 thanks to the volunteers who worked tirelessly to bring off the separate elements that made this such a wonderful day for our organization. Special thanks are due to Sally Shattuck who headed up our Plant Sale, Erica Morrison-Brazitis who headed up the bags, Denise Smith who rounded up volunteers, Carol Mierzewski who coordinated our crafters, and Becki Smith for all her work to make the grounds so beautiful. Many thanks to all! A great time was had by all at our annual Members Only Cocktail Party as well. Many people went home with door prizes.
Check out the pictures of all of our activities at our Facebook page!

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