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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.

May 2019

Wistariahurst Museum, Exhibit

May 28 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 12:00pm on Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday, repeating until May 31, 2019

Wistariahurst Museum, 238 Cabot Street
Holyoke, MA 01040
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LAST WEEK! Perambulating Observations will be on view through May 31 at Wistariahurst. The exhibit will be available for drop-in visitors Sundays – Wednesdays, 12:00 – 4:00 p.m.  The exhibit will have a delayed opening of 12:30 on May 28-29. No open hours will be held on May 26 or 27. Admission is a $3 suggested donation and includes a self-guided tour of the first floor of the historic mansion. Perambulating Observations features paintings by local artist, Frank Maginnis. “Conventional…

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Wistariahurst Museum, Exhibit

May 29 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 12:00pm on Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday, repeating until May 31, 2019

Wistariahurst Museum, 238 Cabot Street
Holyoke, MA 01040
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LAST WEEK! Perambulating Observations will be on view through May 31 at Wistariahurst. The exhibit will be available for drop-in visitors Sundays – Wednesdays, 12:00 – 4:00 p.m.  The exhibit will have a delayed opening of 12:30 on May 28-29. No open hours will be held on May 26 or 27. Admission is a $3 suggested donation and includes a self-guided tour of the first floor of the historic mansion. Perambulating Observations features paintings by local artist, Frank Maginnis. “Conventional…

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Wistariahurst Museum, Exhibit

May 30 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 12:00pm on Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday, repeating until May 31, 2019

Wistariahurst Museum, 238 Cabot Street
Holyoke, MA 01040
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LAST WEEK! Perambulating Observations will be on view through May 31 at Wistariahurst. The exhibit will be available for drop-in visitors Sundays – Wednesdays, 12:00 – 4:00 p.m.  The exhibit will have a delayed opening of 12:30 on May 28-29. No open hours will be held on May 26 or 27. Admission is a $3 suggested donation and includes a self-guided tour of the first floor of the historic mansion. Perambulating Observations features paintings by local artist, Frank Maginnis. “Conventional…

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Wistariahurst Museum, Garden Tour

May 30 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Wistariahurst Museum, 238 Cabot Street
Holyoke, MA 01040
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Interested in learning more about Wistariahurst's gardens and grounds? Join the museum curator, along with a master gardener on a 45 minute walking tour the 2.3+ acre property to learn about the evolution of the landscape over its 140+ years. Hear stories about the about the vines, the wooden area, the victory garden,  and the tea house. Discover the lions, the spirit gate and the dinosaur tracks.  Learn about the historical and contemporary planning and planting and hear how a…

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Wistariahurst Museum, Exhibit

May 31 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 12:00pm on Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday, repeating until May 31, 2019

Wistariahurst Museum, 238 Cabot Street
Holyoke, MA 01040
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LAST WEEK! Perambulating Observations will be on view through May 31 at Wistariahurst. The exhibit will be available for drop-in visitors Sundays – Wednesdays, 12:00 – 4:00 p.m.  The exhibit will have a delayed opening of 12:30 on May 28-29. No open hours will be held on May 26 or 27. Admission is a $3 suggested donation and includes a self-guided tour of the first floor of the historic mansion. Perambulating Observations features paintings by local artist, Frank Maginnis. “Conventional…

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June 2019

Wistariahurst Museum, Talk

June 4 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Wistariahurst Museum, 238 Cabot Street
Holyoke, MA 01040
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Wistariahurst will host a lecture entitled The Civilian Conservation Corps in Western Massachusetts as part of the new Wistariahurst Historical Lecture Series, People, Places, Food, & Sport. The lecture will be presented by DCR Regional Educator, Gini Traub. The Civilian Conservation Corps was born of a converging environmental and economic crisis in the 1930’s. It left a lasting legacy. Witness the conditions that led to the CCC’s formation. Learn about the “boys” who enrolled in the program, their everyday life…

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Wistariahurst Museum, Reception

June 9 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Wistariahurst Museum, 238 Cabot Street
Holyoke, MA 01040
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On Sunday, June 9, 2019 from 2:00 – 4:00 p.m., Wistariahurst will host the Opening Reception for the Holyoke League of Arts and Crafts’s 2019 Annual Exhibition. The Opening Reception is free and open to the public. This June, the Gallery at Wistariahurst will host an exhibition of artwork by members of The Holyoke League of Arts and Crafts. This juried show will include entries in oil and pastel, watercolor, acrylic, tempera, gouache and other non-oil wet media, graphite, charcoal,…

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Wistariahurst Museum, Tour

June 16 @ 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Wistariahurst Museum, 238 Cabot Street
Holyoke, MA 01040
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Gain a glimpse into the lives of William Skinner and his family with a tour of the historic mansion at Wistariahurst. Wistariahurst will host a special afternoon of docent-led tours. Tours will be given at 12:00, & 1:30 p.m. Admission is $7, $5 for students and seniors, and free for museum members and youth under 18. Guided group tours (5+ people) are available additional hours by appointment. Self-Guide Experience (including Art Gallery) of the historic mansion, Sunday – Wednesday: 12…

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