Porter-Phelps-Huntington Museum to Co-Host Opening Day Event with Kestrel Land Trust

Porter-Phelps-Huntington Foundation, Inc.

130 River Drive Hadley MA  01035

Opening weekend, Saturday, May 18th, a joint program with Kestrel Trust, Birding & History at Porter-Phelps-Huntington Museum will take place from 8 am – 11:30 am to celebrate both our Valley’s natural and cultural heritage and the Museum’s 70th anniversary. Moses Porter acquired 600 acres of land along the Connecticut River up to Mount Warner in North Hadley in 1752 to build the farmstead known as Forty Acres. The house sits in the Forty Acre Meadow along the Connecticut River two miles north of the Hadley Common.  The house, listed on the National Register of Historic Places, is surrounded by over 350 acres of protected farmland, forest, and river frontage—including Kestrel’s Dyer Conservation Area donated by Elizabeth Huntington Dyer to the Nature Conservancy. The PPH Museum is also the Visitor Center for the National Connecticut River Scenic Byway. The cost for this special program is $15 per person. Registration is required. Contact Kestrel Trust to Register: https://www.kestreltrust.org/calendar/birding-history-pph-2019.