Agawam Historical Assocation

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Hello Everyone,

We have a busy upcoming year planned with events almost every month. May baskets, historical demonstrations, a quilt show, the return of our apple pie contest, Halloween fun, and a Native American day are all in the works. We encourage both members and the public to enjoy these events!

The decision was made to delay the reopening of the Firehouse Museum a bit longer. The archive committee is very dedicated to getting the cataloging completed. It will be well worth the wait!

Upcoming events for the 
Agawam Historical Association:

September 9th, 2023 10am-2pm
at the Agawam Historical & Firehouse Museum
35 Elm St, Agawam

Museum Deaccession Sale

Items of a historical nature will be for sale to benefit the Agawam Historical Association. There will also be baked goods for sale and a free Smokey the Bear comic for kids!

October 14th, 2023 9am-3pm
School Street Park, Agawam

Harvest Festival

Visit our table at the festival. YAY HISTORY!

    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.