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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.

July 2018

Wistariahurst Museum, EXHIBIT: An Evening Out

July 12 - August 29
Wistariahurst Museum, 238 Cabot Street
Holyoke, MA 01040
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This exhibit, assembled by guest curators Liz Wood and Louise Harlow, will feature a variety of garments from the Wistariahurst Textile Collection that would have been worn by both women and men in the pursuit of social and cultural entertainment during the 20th Century. The Wistariahurst textile collection contains over 1,200 artifacts including wedding dresses made of Skinner silk, items from the many workers in the Holyoke mills, military uniforms, shoes, hats, and so much more. An Evening Out will…

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August 2018

Wistariahurst Museum, Planet of Vibez

August 4 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wistariahurst Museum, 238 Cabot Street
Holyoke, MA 01040
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A Jazz & Hip-Hop Tribute to Digable Planets Featuring Jovan Alexandre &  The Collective Consciousness Group Special DJ set by DJ Rec (Humble Monarch Sound Platoon, Genuine Culture LLC & NEPR Media Lab) Planet of vibez will showcase the musical and spiritual connection between the genre of Jazz and Hip-Hop culture through the dynamic music of Digable Planets and the Jazz greats that influenced them, such as Sonny Rollins, Art Blakey & The Jazz Messengers and Lonnie Liston Smith. This…

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