HADLEY—The Porter-Phelps-Huntington Museum will be open for guided tours Saturdays, Sundays, and Mondays from 1:00 – 4:00 PM and closed Tuesday through Friday until the end of its 2018 season, October 15th.
The Museum has three programs scheduled for Sundays in September:
September 16, 2018- An Artists’ Reception, 2-4 pm, for FIELD NOTES 8, an exhibition of colorful mobile compositions, and wood bas reliefs created by architects Sigrid Miller Pollin and Stephen Schreiber, and landscape architect Jane Thurber.
September 23, 2018- At 2 pm, the New England Mandolin Orchestra will premiere what it believes to be the first mandolin rendition of Wolfgang Mozart's Quartet #17, nicknamed "The Hunt," one of six string quartets he composed and dedicated to his friend and hero Franz Joseph Haydn, and a mandolin interpretation of a violin concerto by Johann Sebastian Bach. Admission is by donation and will be held in the Museum’s Corn Barn.
September 30, 2018- At 3 pm, Grammy nominated Senegalese Master Kora player Youssoupha Sidibe performs ancient African Harp styles blended with Sufi devotional chanting and western music creating a unique musical expression that he has shared around the world. Admission is $12 for adults and $2 for children 12 and under. The concert will be held at the Museum rain or shine. This program is the final performance in the museum’s WFT series. https://www.pphmuseum.org/2018-youssoupha-sidibe
The Porter-Phelps-Huntington Museum is located at 130 River Drive (Route 47) in Hadley, two miles north of the junction of Routes 9 and 47. The Museum is open for guided tours Saturday through Monday from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. The house, which remains unchanged since the family’s occupancy, tells the story of six generations of prominent Hadley residents. The family, prosperous traders turned farmers, fought in both the Seven Years’ War and Revolutionary War, rose to prominence in local government, and embodied a consistently progressive social consciousness. Tours highlight both local and regional narratives, ranging in focus from architecture, material culture, and labor, to early American theology, economics, and social movements. The Museum is open for guided tours Saturday through Wednesday from 1:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. and by appointment. Tours are $5 for adults, $1 for children under twelve. For further information about tours or other programs, please call the Museum at (413) 584-4699 or visit us online at pphmuseum.org.