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South County Senior Center 

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The Lifepath Grab and Go meals are in the Newsletter


News from the Whately Historical Society

town hall

  upcoming events

Don't miss our upcoming talks on March 16, 2023 and April 23, 2023

Thursday, March 16, 2023 at 7 pm

 Whately Town Hall auditorium   (194 Chestnut Plain Road)

  •              The Kingsley Brothers -- Artists in the Whately Glen

 Sunday, April 23, 2023 at 4 pm 

Whately Town Hall auditorium

A Whately Sample

  •                The Bartlett Brothers -- Builders in the 19th Century
  •                Early 1800s flintlock militia muskets
  •                Using the Hidden History website


The Whately Historical Society collects news items and objects that illustrate and illuminate the history of our town as well as the surrounding area. We do so with the help of Whately residents and former residents, year after year. 

Over the past year, WHS and its volunteers have sponsored 4 public presentations, including talks about Whately geology, the 1980s water crisis in East Whately, and the American Chestnut tree. Our spring and fall festivals featured local music and food, as well as workshops on chair caning, preserving your family documents, cider making, and local snakes and turtles. We mounted a major exhibit, Becoming Whately: A History in Objects, curated by Judy Markland, which attracted nearly 300 visitors between March and December 2022. We published Dereka Smith's Whately: A Short History, written on the occasion of the Town's 250th anniversary. And we catalogued, organized, and stored safely hundreds of documents, photographs, and objects of the Town.

Your gifts help to cover the costs of collection storage, insurance, research subscriptions, and conservation. As we approach March 31, the last day of the Society's 2023 fiscal year, I write to ask you to join us by making a contribution. Go to to make your gift online, or send your check to the Whately Historical Society, PO Box 7, Whately MA 01093. 

Thanks in advance for your support.

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.


Contact Us:

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 .








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)


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