Historic Northampton | 46 Bridge Street | Northampton | MA | 01060
Upstairs at the museum, visitors will find the Gallery with exhibits that change yearly.
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Kinney Collection: http://home.comcast.net/~southhadleyhistoricalsociety/kinneycollection.doc
Hadley Historical Society: http://home.comcast.net/~southhadleyhistoricalsociety/hadleyhistoricalsociety.pdf
1. Sarah Morton's Day: A Day in the Life of a Pilgrim Girl by Kate Waters, Russ Kendall
2. Samuel Eaton's Day: A Day in the Life of a Pilgrim Boy by Kate Waters, et al
3. Tapenum's Day: A Wampanoag Indian Boy in Pilgrim Times by Kate Waters, et al
4. Love Thy Neighbor: The Tory Diary of Prudence Emerson, Greenmarsh, Massachusetts, 1774 (Dear America ) by Ann Turner
Johnny Tremain by Esther Forbes (Author), Lynd Ward
The Ransom of Mercy Carter by Caroline B. Cooney
1. So Far From Home: The Diary of Mary Driscoll, an Irish Mill Girl, Lowell , Massachusetts , 1847 (Dear America ) by Barry Denenberg
2. The Bobbin Girl by Emily Arnold McCully
1. The Boy on Fairfield Street Kathleen Krull
2. Helen Keller's Teacher by Margaret Davidson
Quabbin Valley, Massachusettes
Letting the Swift River Go by Jane Yolen
1. Ward LaFrance Fire Trucks 1916-1978 Photo Archive by John J. Burzichelli (Editor), Richard J. Gergel
2. Fighting Fires by Seymour Simon
3. Firefighters A To Z by Chris L. Demarest
4. A Day With Firefighters by Jan Kottke
5. Firehouse Co. No. 1 by Peter Lippman
Historic Northampton | 46 Bridge Street | Northampton | MA | 01060
Forbes Library | 20 West Street | Northampton | MA | 01060
Ancestors' Nite In
Find the keys to solving your family history questions at the Forbes Library's Genealogy "lock-in"
Thursday October 22, 2009 6-9 PM
In honor of Family History Month, join Forbes Library staff for an exclusive after hours opportunity to access the Hampshire Room for Local History, the Genealogy Reference collection, microfilm collections and Ancestry, Heritage Quest and New England Ancestors databases. Staff and volunteers will be available to provide one-on-one assistance with your research.
Cost: $10 per person and includes parking, free photocopies, computer printouts and microfilm printouts.
Arrive at Forbes Library 5:45-6:15pm. The library will be closed to the public during this special program and limited to 15 patrons. You may bring your own dinner (a microwave is available) or pre-order a sandwich from Sam's Café. Drinks, snacks and desserts will be provided.
For more information or to sign up, call 587-1014, email firstname.lastname@example.org or stop by Reference Desk.
September 6, 2009
Thanks for taking Marie and I yesterday to the site of your great-grandfather's farm in Granby.
As you know, your great-grandfather Charles Dudley was born about 1820 in Ireland, and died 28 Aug 1897 in Belchertown.
You wrote to me recently:
“...Let me just give you a little bit of what Aunt Lizzie talked about to me when I would visit her:
Charles Dudley came to this country from Ireland but arrived in Canada. He came to Troy, N.Y. where I think he received the papers he needed. Then he came to Massachusetts, and found work at the Springfield Armory during the Civil War where they were manufacturing the famous Springfield Rifle. He eventually brought his wife to this country which I assume was after he had made enough money to buy land and build a house in Granby. There his children were born. Aunt Lizzie would tell me stories about the hill at the back where she and her sisters would go picking wild berries and bringing them home for the family. The cellar hole of the house is still there, although it's getting covered with bushes and saplings. Eventually, he bought a farm in Belchertown, and he kept the Granby property as a wood lot.”
As you know, among the seven children of CHARLES DUDLEY and MARGARET HEALY were:
i. JOHN DUDLEY, b. Abt. 1856, probably Troy, New York; d. 1903, Amherst MA.
ii. JAMES R. DUDLEY, b. Nov 1865, Troy, New York; d. 22 Feb 1931, S. Hadley.
iii. MARGARET MARY DUDLEY, b. Abt. 1854, probably Troy, New York
John Dudley was your grandfather. James Dudley married Annie Welch, who was the granddaughter of Patrick Loftus, from whom Marie and I are both descended.
About Margaret Dudley, you wrote:
“All have is this one document of the sale of the Belchertown farm, which, by the way, was on the, "third day of January AD. 1902 by and between Margaret Dudley, Mary Ann Dudley, (about whom I never heard a word) Elizabeth Ann Dudley, Margaret Mary Moran, Ellen Murphy, John Dudley and James Dudley, the widow and heirs at law of Charles Dudley late of Belchertown...and George Sanford and J. L. Stebbins, both of said Belchertown...”
Some of the Dudley family later migrated to South Hadley, where you were raised.
You can see the photos I took at http://picasaweb.google.com/Robert.Judge/DudleyCellarHoleInGranbyMA#.
- Bob Judge
My great aunts Isabelle and Frances Lois Parfitt owned and operated a tea room and inn called Croysdale up on Newton St. just a little beyond Mt. Holyoke. It was built for them by their brother, my great Uncle John Parfitt. It is stucco. The year is imprinted on the chimney along with the words : The House that Jack Built. (1920?) Isabelle and Frances were very big in the WCTU.
They also chaperoned students on trips abroad.
They were my maternal grandmother's sisters and brother. She also had a brother named Will Parfitt. The two men had a furniture store in Holyoke, and I don't remember where. They lived in Holyoke, as did the aunts in later years.
Elizabeth Winslow Johnson
The split that occurred between conservative and radical wings of abolitionism is viewed by historians as a springboard for the women's rights movement. Child, Truth, and other women of Florence were in the thick of this controversy. The Northampton Association of Education and Industry asserted in its constitution and bylaws the principal of equal rights that had become a major platform of the Massachusetts Anti-slavery Society. "[Article V] The rights of all are equal without distinction of sex, color, or condition, sect or religion." Accordingly women, as well as blacks and fugitive slaves, had an equal vote, and were paid equally for their labor in this rare and forward thinking community.
The Free Congregational Society founded in 1863, largely by former members of the NAEI, continued to emphasize equal rights. "...recognizing the brotherhood of the human race and the equality of human rights, we make no distinction as to the conditions and rights of membership in this society, on account of sex, or color, or nationality." Join us as we explore the lives of the women who helped found Florence as a progressive community.
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