The Pelham Historical Society
Pelham, MA
Pelham Historic Complex
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The Pelham Historical Society Calendar of events for 2014
The society is proud to host a number of programs and events each year. Programs presented in the Pelham Library's Ramsdell meeting room often immediately follow our business meetings. Pre-registration for field-trips is highly recommended, but not required. All events are free for members unless otherwise noted, and are open to the public. For more information about each program, please call or email programs@pelhamhs.org or the chair of the event. Thank you, and enjoy.

OUR NEXT PROGRAM:

2014
Saturday
December 20
11:00 AM
HOLIDAY TEA AND MUSICAL PROGRAM
We will again co-host this popular event with the Pelham Library by providing tea, sandwiches and sweets.
Tea begins at 11:00 a.m. - Program begins at noon --Pelham Library
For information: Barbara Jenkins, 253-2929


Our Past Events:

2014
Monday
November 17
7:00 PM
ARTFUL AND DESIGNING MEN: The Trials of Job Shattuck and the Regulation of 1786-1787
Capt. Job Shattuck, one of the principal leaders in Shays’ Rebellion, was tried and sentenced to death for high treason. Join author Gary Shattuck as he discusses previously undiscovered evidence that sheds a surprising new light on Capt. Shattuck’s involvement, and forces a reassessment of this honorable man’s actions.
Community Center Ramsdell Room Business Meeting
Chairperson: Bruce Klotz, 253-1601 brucek@pelhamhs.org

2014
Monday
October 20
7:00 PM
GHOSTOLOGY 101: A general study of the Paranormal
What is the difference between a ghost and a spirit? What is the history of paranormal investigation? How do you do an investigation? Are you a believer or a skeptic? Join Agawam Paranormal as they introduce us to the world of the paranormal.
Community Center Ramsdell Room Room Business meeting
Chairperson: Bruce Klotz, 253-1601 brucek@pelhamhs.org

2014
Saturday
September 27
6:30 PM
HARVEST SUPPER AND HOWARD D. BARNES MEMORIAL PIE AUCTION
Sen. Stan Rosenberg auctions pies, as guests enjoy a New England boiled dinner. Come join us for this longstanding PHS community event.
Historic Town Hall - Tickets: Bruce Klotz, 413-695-1797.brucek@pelhamhs.org
Tickets are On Sale at The Pelham Public Library
Harvest Supper

2014
Sunday
September 21
2:00PM - 4:00PM
DEMONSTRATION OF SHAPE NOTE SINGING
Visitors` participation at this 12th annual event is encouraged, but not required. Books available. Participants may come and go as they please
Historic Town Hall
For information: Chris Gould 253-9162

2014
Saturday
September 13
10:00AM
A VISIT TO DANIEL SHAYS` CELLAR HOLE
This is a special opportunity to visit the Quabbin`s restricted Prescott peninsula where we will drive and then walk to various sites including the site of Daniel Shays` cellar hole. Bring a bag lunch. Rain or shine.
Meet at the Historic Complex
Call or email to sign up: Bruce Klotz, 253-1601 brucek@pelhamhs.org

2014
Sunday
June 22
2:00PM - 4:00PM
A SPACE FOR FAITH
Paul Wainwright, author, presents an oral and visual history of New England Meeting Houses including our historic Town Hall.
Historic Town Hall
Chairperson: Blair Bigelow, 259-1117

2014
Saturday
June 7
12:00PM - 3:00PM
SIMEON STRONG HOUSE
Tour seven rooms of the Amherst Historical Society`s museum, followed by a brown bag lunch in the garden.
(Next to the Jones Library)
Chairperson: Sara Van Steenburgh

2014
Saturday
May 31
9:00AM-1:00PM
OUTDOOR WORK DAY
Please join in sprucing up the grounds around Pelham`s historic buildings. Bring gardening gear, food/drink and your energy.
9:00 a.m - 1:00 p.m. Historic Complex (rain date Sunday, June 1st)
Call or email Bruce Klotz, 253-1601 brucek@pelhamhs.org, or just show up to help.

2014
Sunday
May 25
9:30 AM
MEMORIAL DAY OBSERVANCE
March behind the PHS banner at this service honoring individuals removed from their original resting-places for the building of Quabbin Reservoir.
Meet at Museum at 9:30 a.m. to car pool/11:00 a.m. for services at Quabbin Park Cemetery
Call to sign up: Bruce Klotz, 253-1601

2014
Monday
May 19
7:00PM
BAMBOO FISH ROD COLLECTION AND DISPLAY UPDATE
Blair Bigelow and Joe Larson will update members on the fish rod collection and plans for a display.
Community Center Ramsdell Room Business meeting
Chairperson: Blair Bigelow

2014
Saturday
May 17
10:00AM - 1:00PM
MUSEUM INDOOR SPRING CLEANING
Dress down and bring your feather dusters as we prepare the museum for the opening of the summer season.
Historic Complex
Just show up and jump in a help.

2014
Saturday
April 26
12:00PM - 3:00PM
BREWER ROAD NEIGHBORHOOD WALK
Bruce Klotz will lead a walk through the Brewer Road neighborhood as a follow up to the program. Pack a bag lunch and dress for the weather.
Rain or Shine.
Meet at the Historical Complex
Call to sign up: Bruce Klotz, 253-1601

2014
Monday
April 21
7:00PM
THE NEIGHBORHOOD AT BREWER ROAD
Visit 19th century Brewer Road neighborhood as perceived by the late Robert Lord Keyes and Linda Campbell Hanscom, longtime PHS officer and Pelham native, who will present on the history of this historic Pelham enclave.
Community Center Ramsdell Room Business meeting
Chairperson: Linda Campbell Hanscom, 323-7377

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