Agawam Historical Assocation

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Upcoming events for the
Agawam Historical Association:

May Banquet
Thursday, May 11th at 6pm
St. Anne Country Club
781 Shoemaker Lane, Feeding Hills

Join us at the St. Anne Country Club at 6pm for our annual banquet! We will have a buffet dinner followed by a business meeting and election of officers. Then we will have our guest speaker: Dennis Picard, Director at Storrowtown Village, will present "Taught to the Tune of the Hickory Stick", bringing back memories of the one room schoolhouse and contrasting them with today's schools.


Our first Dash for the Past 5K Race and Family Fun Walk was a huge success! We had 72 participants on race day. We'd like to thank everyone who made this such a success including all of our sponsors. If you'd like to see the race results please click here.
    The Agawam Historical Association is a private, non-profit organization working to preserve historic materials, documents, and landmarks pertaining to the Town of Agawam and to provide educational opportunities concerning Agawam’s history.
 

    The Agawam Historical Association hosts speakers on a variety of topics at its regular meetings and Annual Banquet. The Association operates the Agawam Historical & Fire House Museum at 35 Elm Street, and the Thomas Smith House (c1757) at 251 North West Street in Feeding Hills.


    Whether you’ve lived in town your whole life or just recently moved here, we hope that you will consider joining us. Your dues and your active involvement are urgently needed in our efforts to preserve Agawam’s past for future generations. We thank you for your interest and look forward to your visit. All Association meetings are free and open to the public.

A Museum of Everyday Life
   The Thomas Smith House was built in 1757 by house wright Thomas Smith on land originally owned by Mathew Noble. Noble was one of the towns earliest settlers to be given a land grant by William Pychon in 1715.
   Untouched by modernization, the Georgian gambrel remains today as it did in the 1700’s. A virtual time capsule of the lifestyle of the 1700’s.
  The Agawam Historical and Fire House Museum.
Built as a Fire Station in 1918, this building was converted to a Museum by Association members and volunteer firemen after the town built a new station nearby. The first floor contains antique fire engines and apparatus and the second floor (with elevator access) is a display area for the Association’s exhibits.

To visit our sister site click here. On that site you will find an image museum with hundreds of historic photos of Agawam along with a town history time line, pictures from the Thomas Smith House renovations, pictures of the Federal Hill Cemetery and countless other interesting items.