Historical Lecture Series: Made in the Happy Valley - The Happiness Machine

    Mon, Mar 31, 2014

    Times: 6-7pm

    Venue: Wistariahurst Museum

    238 Cabot Street, Holyoke, MA 01040

    Contact:

    Marjorie Latham

    lathamm@ci.holyoke.ma.us

    413-322-5660

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    In 1988, Holyoke, Massachusetts, was a once thriving city coping with recession. A resident named John Hickey decided it was time to turn those circumstances around by saving the park's vintage merry-go-round and placing it in the heart of the downtown area. This is the inspiring story - told by lecturer Jay Ducharme - of that unprecedented effort which united a community and saved an important part of their history. $7 general/ $5 members

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