ANNUAL BUSINESS MEETINGAttention all Members and Interested People!
Please join us at the Pelham Historical Society's 2015 Annual Business Meeting.
Come catch up on what we have been up to and what we are looking to do in the future. We will be electing new officers and trustees for the year, as well as some bylaw changes, so members, we need you to come and vote!
If you do not already know who we are and want to learn more, this is a great change to find out!
Community Center - Ramsdell Room -
Refreshments will follow the meeting!
12:00PM - 3:00PM
BREWER ROAD NEIGHBORHOOD WALKBruce 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, 413-695-1797
5:30 pm - ????
MUSEUM WORK DAYPlease help us getting the museum ready for the season. We need a few good people to help move and clean and get things looking good. Help for an hour...help for 10 mins....help all night...
JUST SHOW UP
or email or call Bruce Klotz, 413-695-1797 email@example.com
THE NEIGHBORHOOD AT BREWER ROADVisit 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
OUTDOOR WORK DAYPlease 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, May 31st)
Call or email Bruce Klotz, 253-1601 firstname.lastname@example.org, or just show up to help.
MEMORIAL DAY OBSERVANCEMarch behind the PHS banner at this service honoring individuals removed from their original resting-places for the building of Quabbin Reservoir.
Moving first through the Quabbin Park Cemetery we will arrive at the War Memorials and markers from the former Swift River valley towns of Dana, Enfield, Greenwich, and Prescott. In addition to honoring Veterans and those who lost their lives in service to our country, this ceremony also recognizes the sacrifices made by former residents of the Swift River Valley so that the Quabbin Reservoir could be built.
More information about the Quabbin Park Cemetery can be found
at the Department of Conservation and Recreation - Quabbin Park Cemetery WEB site.
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
WILLARD ASYLUM SUITCASES - Jon CrispinPelham photographer Jon Crispin unites art and history with images of suitcases with belongings left by patients who passed away at the Willard Asylum from 1910 to 1960. Locked in the attic of the Willard New York Psychiatric Center, the suitcases are a time capsule offering insights into the lives of unique and sometimes forgotten individuals who lived there. Jon has also done photographic studies of abandoned New York State prisons and asylums.
Community Center Ramsdell Room Business Meeting
Chairperson: Bruce Klotz, 253-1601 email@example.com