Hilltown Families


Storrowton Village Museum offers a superb living history opportunity centered around the Western Mass region during the Civil War. Meet townspeople and hear from them how their lives were impacted during this momentous period in US history.

Use music as a lens for learning about history – Lloyd Miller (of The Deedle Deedle Dees fame) has just released a new Civil War-themed album filled with traditional and original music. Using a curriculum created by Miller, as well as a wealth of other resources, families can use music as an entry point for learning about an important time period in American history.

The far-reaching impact of the Civil War meant that families lived very challenging lives, whether or not they were fighting on the front lines. On Thursday, May 20, Storrowton Village in West Springfield, MA, will offer families a unique experiential educational program into this period with an interactive tour, “Storrowton and the Civil War.” By visiting Storrowton Village for this special event, students will be provided with information essential to understanding the Civil War (and war in general) as a major event, the effects of which are incredibly far-reaching.

New Civil War exhibit opens at Hatfield Historical Museum this weekend! See primary source artifacts while learning how the Civil War effected families in western Massachusetts…

Wistariahurst Museum is exhibiting a new display of artifacts from the Museum’s collection commemorating the one hundred fiftieth anniversary of Holyoke’s participation in the Civil War entitled, “Holyoke Remembers the Civil War.” To learn more about this rich time period and connect with local history, bring your family to check out the exhibit, through October 31, 2013.

Civil War Sesquicentennial This year is the 150th anniversary of the Civil War, and although not much of the action took place in Western Massachusetts, there are plenty of online resources to help you learn about the war and commemorate its 150th anniversary. The first of these is a Civil War EarthCam.  The Battle of Gettysburg took place from July 1-3, 1863, and EarthCam has a live webcam of a reenactment of… Read More

Storrowton Village Host Interactive Tour: Civil War West Springfield, May 28th Storrowton Village will present an interactive, educational tour titled Storrowton and the Civil War, Tuesday, May 28, from 6-7pm, offering an inside look at how folks in the Northeast coped with the Civil War and the absence of our men who were called to duty or joined the patriotic fervor. Participants will meet “townspeople” and hear their personal stories and points… Read More

Civil War History at Storrowton Village Storrowton Village in West Springfield is offering a unique opportunity to learn about the Civil War! On Wednesday, October 26th from 6-7pm, the village will hold a tour during which visitors will hear tales of the events of the war and what wartime life was like for the townspeople! Characters (including farmers, shopkeepers, tradesmen, and residents of all ages) will offer their own unique perspective on the… Read More

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