Easthampton Historical Society

Easthampton Historical Society The Easthampton Historical Society is dedicated to preserving the history of Easthampton and the people of the town.
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Open Mondays, except Holidays*,1:00-3:30 pm. If not convenient, appointments are available. A request for research form can be obtained by sending a check for $25.00 to P.O. Box 992, Easthampton, MA, 01027. *Holidays for groups on request. Contact Person... Theresa (Terry) H. Perrea, President (413)527-3108 Open to students, scouts, clubs and groups of ten or more.

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To all our Veterans,
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To all our Veterans,

09/01/2014

If any has any stories about Easthampton, please share them with us on our FB page or mail them to us at PO Box 992, Easthampton, MA 01027.

09/01/2014

Open today! Come on down for a visit 1-3:30.

Who remembers this lady hanging out in the library?
07/29/2014

Who remembers this lady hanging out in the library?

07/27/2014

Open tomorrow 1-3:30, Monday. Come on down for a visit :)

Tea Time With the Ladies
07/23/2014

Tea Time With the Ladies

Easthampton Historical Society's cover photo
07/22/2014

Easthampton Historical Society's cover photo

Just one of the great things you can see at the Easthampton Historical Society. Who wants to guess what it is and why it...
07/22/2014

Just one of the great things you can see at the Easthampton Historical Society. Who wants to guess what it is and why it is special?

Summer/fall exhibits - rocks and minerals from the Mt. Tom Range.  "My Ladie's Kitchen Supplies"Collection of Gentleman'...
07/21/2014

Summer/fall exhibits - rocks and minerals from the Mt. Tom Range.

"My Ladie's Kitchen Supplies"

Collection of Gentleman's cigar boxes/pipe tobacco

Collection of the Society's kerosene lamps.

07/21/2014

Welcome to the Easthampton Historical Society page.

Easthampton Historical Society's cover photo
07/21/2014

Easthampton Historical Society's cover photo

Address

7 Holyoke St
Easthampton, MA
01027

Opening Hours

Tuesday 18:00 - 19:00
Friday 19:00 - 20:00

Telephone

(413) 527-3108

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If anyone has images of Easthampton High during WWII or in the 1930s, I'd like to see some for a book I'm working on. Many thanks!
What is the oldest building in Easthampton?
Dear Easthampton Historical Society, My name is Stephen Howe. I am an associate professor of historical linguistics in Japan but was born in England. I am researching special words for “no” and “yes” in Massachusetts. Colonists from the East of England, where I grew up, may have brought "dow" and "jess" to New England in the seventeenth century. Four hundred years later, these special words still survive. Gerald E. Lewis gives an example of "daow" in How to Talk Yankee: Did you get your deer yet? Daow, I can’t even see one. And an informant from New Hampshire gives an example of "jearse" or "jess," stating that “I totally just thought this was a weird NH thing”: Hey, have you seen where the muffin tins went? Hmmmm, jearse, in the oven I think. In the East of England, we still use "dow" and "jearse" today. However, these words for “no” and “yes” are not recorded in the Oxford English Dictionary or the Survey of English Dialects. Nor were they recorded by the Linguistic Atlas of New England; but the Dictionary of American Regional English cites daow, daowd, dow, doh or day-oh in Maine, Vermont, Massachusetts and Rhode Island as well as New York State. There is also daow in New Hampshire. For “jearse" or "jess,” informants in my survey cited jass in Upstate New York and possibly Vermont, jearse in New Hampshire, and jyes or djess in Maine and Massachusetts. I am writing a book on "jess" and "dow" and wonder whether it might be possible to ask your members whether they know either of these words? I would be most grateful for any information you may have. I have more information about my research plus a survey that readers can complete online at http://yesandno.info/ Yours sincerely, Stephen Howe ============================================= Dr Stephen HOWE Associate Professor Department of English and Graduate School Fukuoka University Japan Website: http://yesandno.info/ =============================================
Can anyone tell me the location of the first burial ground? I believe my 9th great grandfather is buried there. I am going to be out that way on Friday. I would like to visit. All I've been able to find is a memorial plaque. Thank you
Curious if this page is still active? Trying to find photos or anything on my ggrandparents old farm that was on East St....