Agawam Historical Assocation

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Upcoming events for the
Agawam Historical Association:

Agawam Historical and Firehouse Museum
Saturday, October 14th 10am-2pm
35 Elm St, Agawam

The museum will be open from 10am-2pm on Saturday afternoon. This is the last time the museum will be open this year and the last day for our feature exhibit: 100 years of the Big E!

Stone Soup & Serenade
Friday, October 27th 6-8pm
Thomas Smith House
251 North West St, Feeding Hills, MA

Join us for our Annual Stone Soup & Serenade. We invite everyone to take a step back to 1757 and join us for a unique evening! Enjoy home made soup over a hearth fire and period music in the candlelight. We have many new pieces in the house so be sure to stop in for this amazing event!
    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.