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Longmeadow Historical Society

2013-2014 Officers

President- Michael Gelinas
Vice President- Terry Shotland
Treasurer- Vacant
Secretary- Laurie Hatch
Curator Emeritus- Linda Abrams

Board Members

Linda Abrams Doug Burt
Ben Craft Eric Craven
Michael Gelinas Laurie Hatch
Elliot Levy Crawford Lincoln
Betsy McKee Al McKee
Jim Moran Terry Shotland
Mark Wojcik  

  • Annual Meeting- October 16, 2014
    Speaker: John Demos, author of The Unredeemed Captive
    The story of Longmeadow's first minister, Stephens Williams, and his family during and after the 1704 French and Indian radi on the Deerfield settlement.
  • Ghosts in the Graveyard- October 24, 2014

Recent Events

Long Meddowe Days 2014 took place on May 17-18, 2014 on the Longmeadow Town Green.  Storrs House was open to visitors on both Saturday and Sunday and over 200 people visited and viewed the recently updated exhibits.

The Longmeadow Historical Society sponsored a exhibit at Storrs Library entitled Through the Lens- Longmeadow 100 Years Ago during the month of May 2014. During this exhibit a series of Emerson photos were displayed.  There was a Community Reception on May 12 at Storrs Library with invited speaker Bill Fournier speaking about vintage cameras and photography. Plans are in place to have permanent displays of some of these photos at Storrs Library, Longmeadow Adult Center and Longmeadow High School.

The Longmeadow Historical Society held its annual treat for both children and adults- Ghosts in the Graveyard on Friday, October 25, 2013 at the Longmeadow Cemetery.

The Longmeadow Historical Society held its Annual Meeting on Thursday, October 17, 2013 at the First Church of Christ- 763 Longmeadow Street, Longmeadow, MA.  After a short business meeting, Michael Tougias, a well known lecturer and award winning author of 18 books spoke about his latest book- A Storm Too Soon.

2014 Community Preservation Act Funding

The Longmeadow Historical Society and the Storrs Library submitted a request to the Longmeadow Community Preservation Committee for 2014 CPA funding of much needed repairs to Storrs House.  These repairs included conversion of the basement into a more suitable environment for storage of records and artifacts as well as a work space for research and cataloging.  The committee recommended funding of $37,207 which was approved at the Longmeadow Annual Town Meeting on May 13, 2014. 

Work will begin July 1. 

Town residents at the Annual Town Meeting on May 8, 2012 approved the expenditure of $50,000 of CPA monies for the repair and upgrade of Storrs House.

A new cedar shingle roof as well as a new air conditioning and heating system were installed in November 2012 as part of this CPA project.

Longmeadow Historical Society

697 Longmeadow Street
Longmeadow, MA 01106
(413) 567-3600

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