MISSION

The Porter-Phelps-Huntington Foundation, Inc. is the guardian of a unique historical resource incorporating the Porter-Phelps-Huntington House of Hadley; surrounding gardens and agricultural property; furniture, textiles, and works of art; books, papers, photographs and related items, all pertaining to the history of one extended family over a period of more than three hundred years.

The Foundation’s mission is

  • To preserve the historic buildings, grounds, papers, and artifacts related to the Porter-Phelps-Huntington family as an educational and cultural resource.
  • To strengthen the Foundation's holdings by identifying, acquiring, and preserving objects, papers, and property that relate to the history of the Porter-Phelps-Huntington family.
  • To enhance public historical understanding through educational and cultural programs utilizing the Foundation's resources.
  • To encourage investigation and interpretation of the history of the family and this Connecticut River Valley site, drawing upon the scholarly and professional community.