Northampton, Hatfield, and WHately Community Day

Left to right: Veronica Douglas, Lily Stowe-Alekman, Caroline Smith.

Left to right: Veronica Douglas, Lily Stowe-Alekman, Caroline Smith.

The Porter-Phelps-Huntington-Museum invites all residents of Northampton, Hatfield, and Whately to a Community Day on Sunday, June 9th, 2019 from 10:00am to 3:30pm.

All residents are welcome to the Museum for free tours on the half hour. Afterwards, guests can relax on the back veranda with complimentary lemonade and cookies. Members of the community are encouraged to explore the homestead and grounds of one of the founding families of Hadley, and learn about the history of the Connecticut River Valley.

This summer, three Smith College students are interning at the Porter-Phelps-Huntington Museum as Museum Assistants. Lily Stowe-Alekman hails from Belchertown, Massachusetts and is a rising sophomore at Smith College where she majors in history and is a member of the Archives Concentration program. Veronica Douglas is originally from Chapel Hill, North Carolina, and is a history major, archives concentrator, and a rising junior. Caroline Smith is from Santa Cruz, California, and is a history major and rising junior. All three are very excited to continue to immerse themselves in the history of Hadley, Western Massachusetts, and the Connecticut River Valley and hope you’ll join them at the Museum for Community Day!

Visitors are also encouraged to walk the hiking trails that circle a portion of this 1752 farm and include 350 acres of preserved land. A part of the Connecticut River Scenic Byway Project, these trails cover Porter-Phelps-Huntington property, move along the scenic Connecticut River, and extend to Hadley’s Mount Warner.