Events

Aug
22
Tue
Donate to the renovation of the Washington District School
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 01007. We will need $150,000 in order to accomplish this project.

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Oct
22
Sun
Lecture Series:  The Museum’s Demonstration Garden 
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 2012 to include heirloom vegetables that would be found in a mid-nineteenth century home/kitchen garden.  Volunteers planted it and maintain it.  Members are encouraged to visit both gardens – for pleasure, and to cut a few fresh herbs to take home!
Nov
4
Sat
Yuletide at the StoneHouse
Nov 4 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
yuletideThe 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 attended, highest earning and beautiful events on our fundraising calendar.

We need EVERYONE’S help to fill our rooms and tables with crafts, baked goods and raffle baskets or items.  We know that some of you excel at baking, knitting, sewing, and crafts. For those of you that excel at shopping, you can join the fun by looking for items around a theme (winter, cooking, reading, decorating…) and put together a few items that will make a fun basket for our raffle room.

The Stone House will be open for you to bring in your donations on Saturday, October 28 from 10:00-12:00, Wednesday, November 1 from 4:00-6:00 and Friday, November 3 from 4:00-6:00.

We look forward to seeing what surprises you have for us this year and hope you’ll visit on Saturday to see the transformation of the museum into a holiday wonderland.

Nov
26
Sun
Lecture Series:  Belchertown and World War I
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 US had resisted getting involved, but by this time, it was not possible to do so any further.  President Wilson told America and by extension, Belchertown, that we had to “…make the world safe for democracy.”