Wistariahurst Museum

A historic house museum offering tours, events, art exhibits, and more.

238 Cabot St., Holyoke, MA 01040

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Wistariahurst Museum is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and is the former home of William Skinner and his family featuring parquet floors, vaulted ceilings, elaborate woodwork and two marble lions that have guarded the entrance since the late nineteenth century. The Museum is dedicated to preserving the history of Holyoke and to inspiring an appreciation of history and culture through educational programs, exhibits and special events. The site also features a garden restoration, and is an excellent local for wedding photos and indoor or outdoor ceremonies. Open for tours Saturday, Sunday, Monday 12-4 p.m

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  • Cynthia Sayer & Her Hot Swing Trio: "Banjo Jazz"

    Contemporary, edgy, and soulful, and a founding member of Woody Allen's jazz band, Cynthia Sayer breaks all the banjo player...

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    Sat, Nov 1, 2014

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  • Historical Lecture Series: Threads that Bind - Textiles in the Connecticut River Valley: Twilly, Willy, Jenny and Jack and the Northeast's Earliest Water Powered Textile Machine

    Dennis Piccard's discussion is geared to the layman who is interested in learning more about the machines most of our...

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    Mon, Nov 3, 2014

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  • Traditional Felting Techniques 101: Water + Wool = Artful Fabric!

    Are you feeling creative? Want to learn something new about textiles? Local fiber artisan, Sue McFarland will conduct a felt...

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    Sat, Nov 8, 2014

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  • String and Wind Quartet Performance by the Holyoke Civic Symphony

    Spend the afternoon with string and wind instrument players from the Holyoke Civic Symphony in an intimate setting at Wistariahurst....

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    Sun, Nov 9, 2014

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  • Historical Lecture Series: Threads that Bind - Textiles in the Connecticut River Valley: Quilt History- Why Does it Matter?

    Come explore quilt history with Jane Crutchfield, Western MA Coordinator of the Mass Quilt Documentation Project which has documented over 7,000...

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    Mon, Nov 10, 2014

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  • Genealogy Lecture: Pulling the People out of the Paperwork

    Dave Robison of Old Bones Genealogy of New England will present the basics of genealogy and family research, giving guidance...

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    Mon, Nov 17, 2014

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  • Nutcracker and Sweets

    There will be children dancing, magic dolls, mice, soldiers, snowflakes and so much more with this twist on the Nutcracker...

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    Fri, Dec 12 - Sun, Dec 14, 2014

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