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