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Center School

Unique Redevelopment Opportunity: Whately Center School Request for Proposals Now Available »

The Town of Whately seeks sealed proposals from qualified parties for the lease and redevelopment of the former Whately...



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2023 Dog Licensing Information

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Dogs need to be licensed every calendar year.  Thank you for keeping your license current!If you own 4 or more dogs,...

2023 Annual Street List

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The Board of Registrars conducts the Annual Town Census by mail for the Town of Whately.  The information collected...



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whately historical societyWHS




Winter may finally have arrived. To remind us all of years when we took snow for granted, here is a photograph from our WHS collection of Anne Morton Stefanic walking her dogs in 1934:

dogs in snow

Our webmaster Maida Goodwin has been hard at work improving our website at She recently posted links to the FCAT recordings of talks over the past year:


           - the geography and geology of Whately (John Brady);

           - Canterbury, the first neighborhood in Whately (Peter Thomas); and

           - the history, death and rebirth of the American Chestnut tree (Ann Lomeli, Allison Bell, Paul Wetzel, and Jono Neiger).


Maida has also posted the first 19 (!) chapters of Dereka Smith's expanded and improved genealogies of Whately families in the 18th and 19th centuries.  Stay tuned for chapter 20, which will include 20th and 21st century Whately residents.

Dereka Smith has created a Facebook page for the Whately Historical Society.  Please follow it for more information about WHS.

Historical Society members will meet on Thursday, February 2 and Thursday, March 2, at 7 p.m. in the Allis meeting room of Town Hall.  We will discuss and develop plans for 2023 (including speakers, tour(s), exhibits, and festivals). Please join us then.

Please also mark your calendar for our next talk, "The Kingsley Brothers: Artists in Whately Glen," about a renowned pair of local artists. The talk will be held in conjunction with, and co-sponsored by, the Hatfield Historical Society and will be held at 7 p.m. in the Town Hall auditorium on Thursday, March 16.

We hope you will join us.


TALK & EXHIBIT    Roaring Brook and Whately Glen

 Exhibit opening:   Thursday, March 16 == MUSEUM

Talk: Thursday, March 16,   7 p.m.   Town Hall Auditorium         

"The Kingsley Brothers: Artists in Whately"  jointly sponsored with the Hatfield Historical Society

Whately Historical Society

P.O. Box 7

Whately, MA 01093


Museum:   Whately Town Hall, 194 Chestnut Plain Road

Buy a copy of the newest item, Whately:  A Short History, by Dereka Smith, and other Whately Historical Society items (T-shirts, sweatshirts, notecards with historic photos, maps, and earlier Whately histories by Thomas Crafts and Ena Cane as well as remaining Whately 250th T-shirts and candles) either on-line or when the Museum is open.

The Whately Historical Society welcomes offers of historic objects, photographs, written material and artwork. Please stop by on Tuesday mornings to discuss potential gifts with WHS volunteers, or write to us at .





mattress recycling






Attention Whately Seniors.

Lockboxes can provide first responders with easy access to your home in the case of an emergency. If you are a senior citizen, or have a senior family member that lives in Whately and would like to have a lockbox installed on your home free of charge, please contact the police station 413-665-0430

(This service is available to senior citizens residing in the town of Whately MA.)


lock box



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