The Longmeadow Historical Society held its annual
treat for both children and adults- Ghosts
in the Graveyard on Friday, October 24,
2013 at the Longmeadow Cemetery. See our
page for photos of this event.
The Longmeadow Historical
Society held its Annual Meeting on Thursday,
October 16, 2014 at the Williams Middle School,
In addition to the usual business, the meeting
included presentation of a gift of appreciation to
Ms. Linda Abrams and
Mr. Crawford Lincoln for their many years of
dedicated work as they both retire from active
roles. There was also election of new officers
and addition of one new member to the Board of
John Demos- Professor Emeritus of History at
Yale University was the guest speaker who spoke
to a large audience of 150- 200 people about his
book The Unredeemed Captive
which won the Francis Parkman Prize and was a
finalist for the National Book Award.
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.
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 is currently underway and is expected to be
completed later this year.
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.