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

6-7pm Mon, Mar 31, 2014

Venue: Wistariahurst Museum

238 Cabot Street, Holyoke, MA 01040


Marjorie Latham



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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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