Agawam Historical Assocation

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Upcoming events for the 
Agawam Historical Association:

AHA March Meeting
Wednesday, March 20th,  2019 at 7pm
at the Captain Leonard House
663 Main St, Agawam, MA

The Agawam Historical Association presents Shelly Melanson Goncalves. Shelly, who is originally from Agawam, will present her extensive hand fan collection. She has been collecting fans since she was a young girl and is a member of the Fan Association of North America. Everyone is encouraged to bring their favorite fans along with them.

The public is welcome, and encouraged to join the Association.

Snow date of Thursday, March 21st.
    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.