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Wistariahurst Museum

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238 Cabot Street
Holyoke, MA 01040
(413) 322 5660 https://wistariahurst.org

ABOUT WISTARIAHURST


Wistariahurst is an educational and cultural center owned and operated by the City of Holyoke and supported by Historic Holyoke at Wistariahurst. Wistariahurst is dedicated to preserving Holyoke’s history and inspiring an appreciation of history and culture through educational programs, exhibits and special events. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, Wistariahurst is the former home of William Skinner, a prominent silk manufacturer and was built in 1874.

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Today, Wistariahurst offers a wide variety of public programs and events including: workshops, concerts, lectures and demonstrations and serves the community through educational programs, community partnerships, history projects, and outreach activities.

From I-91 North:
Take Exit 16 (Route 202/Soldier’s Home exit)
Bear right off the exit

From I-91 South:
Take Exit 16 (Route 202/Soldier’s Home exit)
Turn left at the end of the ramp

You will be on Cherry Street–it turns into Beech Street. Proceed through 6 Traffic lights – Hillside Avenue, the Yankee Pedlar, Holyoke Hospital, Holyoke High School, Franklin Street & Sargeant Street. After the sixth light you will go through the Intersection of Hampshire and Beech Streets. Wistariahurst Museum is on the right. The building and grounds occupy an entire block; the property is surrounded by a stone wall with wrought iron fencing.

There is on-street parking only.

October 2018

Wistariahurst Museum, Cemetery Tours

October 19 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Wistariahurst Museum, 238 Cabot Street
Holyoke, MA 01040
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History Lives in Forestdale Cemetery: A Walk Amidst the Gravestones Friday October 19, 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm & Saturday October 20, 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm Monuments, Markers, Crypts and Crosses are but a few of the sights you will see on this insightful walk through Forestdale Cemetery with City Historian Penni Martorell. Find out the history of some of Holyoke’s founding families, and learn some of the facts of death and dying in the 19th century. Reservations are required. We…

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Wistariahurst Museum, Cemetery Tours

October 20 @ 3:30 pm - 4:00 pm
Wistariahurst Museum, 238 Cabot Street
Holyoke, MA 01040
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History Lives in Forestdale Cemetery: A Walk Amidst the Gravestones Friday October 19, 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm & Saturday October 20, 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm Monuments, Markers, Crypts and Crosses are but a few of the sights you will see on this insightful walk through Forestdale Cemetery with City Historian Penni Martorell. Find out the history of some of Holyoke’s founding families, and learn some of the facts of death and dying in the 19th century. Reservations are required. We…

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