Old Meeting House Museum of Wilbraham

Old Meeting House Museum of Wilbraham The Old Meeting House Museum is the home of the Atheneum Society of Wilbraham.
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The Atheneum was incorporated in 1963 as a non-profit organization by a group of concerned townspeople. Their purpose was to form a permanent local group to preserve artifacts and memorabilia relating to the people and history of Wilbraham. The operation of our organization is funded entirely by the dues, gifts, and activities of our membership, which is open to all interested persons from Wilbraham and other communities.

Mission: Mission Statement: The Atheneum Society of Wilbraham exists to preserve local history and culture within the context of the town’s historic Old Meeting House and Hearse House museums to share knowledge, educate and involve our local community. Value Statement: We value the camaraderie of community and our accomplishments as preservationists and historic property caretakers by interpreting historic collections and artifacts through meaningful exhibits and maintaining our historic structures. We engage in educational, social and interactive programs to preserve the organization and ensure that local history is conserved for future generations.

Join us at the Old Meeting House tree festival this afternoon 2-5. 450 Main st Wilbraham
12/08/2019

Join us at the Old Meeting House tree festival this afternoon 2-5.
450 Main st Wilbraham

Old Meeting House Museum of Wilbraham
12/07/2019

Old Meeting House Museum of Wilbraham

NEW DATE - DECEMBER 8
POSTPONED DUE TO WEATHER FORECAST

NEW DATE - DECEMBER 8POSTPONED DUE TO WEATHER FORECAST
11/30/2019

NEW DATE - DECEMBER 8
POSTPONED DUE TO WEATHER FORECAST

11/30/2019

Due to the weather forecast, the 2019 TREE FESTIVAL at the Old Meeting House will be POSTPONED until
SUNDAY DECEMBER 8 AT 2-5 PM.

Stop in and check us out on Veterans Day after the Wilbraham Town ceremony.
11/07/2019

Stop in and check us out on Veterans Day after the Wilbraham Town ceremony.

Thanks so much to Glen Clark for telling us all about his political memorabilia collection.  We had a great turnout and ...
09/16/2019

Thanks so much to Glen Clark for telling us all about his political memorabilia collection. We had a great turnout and Glen answered lots of interesting questions.

Old Meeting House Museum of Wilbraham
09/07/2019

Old Meeting House Museum of Wilbraham

Don’t miss this rare opportunity to view the extensive election memorabilia collection of retired police Sgt. Glen Clark!

Don’t miss this rare opportunity to view the extensive election memorabilia collection of retired police Sgt. Glen Clark...
08/20/2019

Don’t miss this rare opportunity to view the extensive election memorabilia collection of retired police Sgt. Glen Clark!

Many thanks to Officer Joe Brewer with K9 King (Wilbraham PD) and Officer Mike Whitney with K9 Max (Ludlow PD). We thoro...
08/13/2019

Many thanks to Officer Joe Brewer with K9 King (Wilbraham PD) and Officer Mike Whitney with K9 Max (Ludlow PD). We thoroughly enjoyed meeting you and learning about police dogs.

Old Meeting House Museum of Wilbraham
08/09/2019

Old Meeting House Museum of Wilbraham

Our annual ice cream social was loads of fun!  Thanks so much to the Wilbraham Art League for displaying their beautiful...
07/27/2019

Our annual ice cream social was loads of fun! Thanks so much to the Wilbraham Art League for displaying their beautiful art and for demonstrating their plein air painting during the event! A bunch of thanks to Cammy Kaynor and Tracy Scott-Lucky for entertaining us with their lively fiddle music! And special thanks to Rondeau Dairy for the delicious ice cream!

07/27/2019
This is always a fun event, but it will be even more fun this year with fiddles!
06/12/2019

This is always a fun event, but it will be even more fun this year with fiddles!

Friendly feline visits Old Meeting House…Toto “the Tornado Cat” and his owner, Brimfield paramedic Jonathan Hall. Thanks...
06/11/2019

Friendly feline visits Old Meeting House…
Toto “the Tornado Cat” and his owner, Brimfield paramedic Jonathan Hall. Thanks to Jonathan for his presentation June 9 at the Old Meeting House Museum. Hall, author of a children’s book about the cat, adopted Toto after he was blown to a treetop by the June 2011 tornado. PHOTOS BY DAVID MILES

We had a packed house last month when Charlie Johnson reminisced about Johnson's Bookstore.
06/08/2019

We had a packed house last month when Charlie Johnson reminisced about Johnson's Bookstore.

We have some new items in our gift shop for kids!  Stop in when you're visiting.
06/08/2019

We have some new items in our gift shop for kids! Stop in when you're visiting.

Old Meeting House Museum of Wilbraham
06/07/2019

Old Meeting House Museum of Wilbraham

05/28/2019
Old Meeting House Museum of Wilbraham

Old Meeting House Museum of Wilbraham

2019 Schedule at the Old Meeting House Museum

Due to the weather forecast, the 2019 TREE FESTIVAL at the Old Meeting House will be POSTPONED until
SUNDAY DECEMBER 8 AT 2-5 PM.

05/19/2019
Old Meeting House Museum of Wilbraham
05/05/2019

Old Meeting House Museum of Wilbraham

Old Meeting House Museum of Wilbraham
04/30/2019

Old Meeting House Museum of Wilbraham

Don't miss this presentation about Johnson's Bookstore!
04/30/2019

Don't miss this presentation about Johnson's Bookstore!

Lost New England
04/16/2019

Lost New England

Johnson' Bookstore on Main Street in Springfield, Mass, around 1938-1939 and the scene in 2017. Historic image courtesy of the Springfield Preservation Trust.

04/05/2019
04/05/2019

2019 Schedule at the Old Meeting House Museum

Due to the weather forecast, the 2019 TREE FESTIVAL at the Old Meeting House will be POSTPONED until
SUNDAY DECEMBER 8 AT 2-5 PM.

Join us for some Christmas cheer!
12/02/2018

Join us for some Christmas cheer!

Don't forget to visit us this Sunday!
11/30/2018

Don't forget to visit us this Sunday!

Michelle Cove hangs up a Christmas stocking in the Old Meeting House Museum in preparation for the “Yuletide Mixer” and ...
11/27/2018

Michelle Cove hangs up a Christmas stocking in the Old Meeting House Museum in preparation for the “Yuletide Mixer” and wine tasting scheduled for Saturday, Dec. 8 at 4 p.m. To join the festivities, call Cove at 413-523-5505.

11/26/2018
10/25/2018
09/25/2018
PastPerfect Software
09/06/2018

PastPerfect Software

Here is this month's mystery item! What is it?

Weird History
09/01/2018

Weird History

08/28/2018
We had a terrific program this afternoon at the stone church with musicians David Kaynor, Cam Kaynor, and Tracy Scott-Lu...
08/12/2018

We had a terrific program this afternoon at the stone church with musicians David Kaynor, Cam Kaynor, and Tracy Scott-Lucky. They were later joined at the Old Meeting House by Elaine Gernux.

Old Meeting House Museum of Wilbraham
08/12/2018

Old Meeting House Museum of Wilbraham

This should be a fun event! We don't hear enough fiddle music in these parts. Don't miss it!

Old Meeting House Museum of Wilbraham
08/09/2018

Old Meeting House Museum of Wilbraham

This should be a fun event! We don't hear enough fiddle music in these parts. Don't miss it!

This should be a fun event!  We don't hear enough fiddle music in these parts.  Don't miss it!
07/27/2018

This should be a fun event! We don't hear enough fiddle music in these parts. Don't miss it!

The ice cream social is underway at the Old Meeting House!!  Stop by this afternoon between 1:00 and 4:00! 🍦
07/08/2018

The ice cream social is underway at the Old Meeting House!! Stop by this afternoon between 1:00 and 4:00! 🍦

Don't forget to come and enjoy some cold delicious Rondeau's ice cream, our beautiful gardens all abloom, a Garden-Theme...
07/08/2018

Don't forget to come and enjoy some cold delicious Rondeau's ice cream, our beautiful gardens all abloom, a Garden-Themed art show by The Wilbraham Art League, and artists plein air painting right here on our lawn!
1-4 pm TODAY

Old Meeting House Museum of Wilbraham
07/04/2018

Old Meeting House Museum of Wilbraham

06/12/2018
Old Meeting House Museum of Wilbraham
06/09/2018

Old Meeting House Museum of Wilbraham

05/27/2018
Lost New England
04/24/2018

Lost New England

The Timothy Merrick House on Main Street in Wilbraham, Mass was built around 1761 for Timothy Merrick, who was 22 years old and engaged to be married. However, while working in the fields across from the house in August 1761, he was bit by a rattlesnake and died several hours later, becoming the last recorded death from a venomous snake bite in Massachusetts history. The house is seen in the late 1800s in the first photo, and it stood here until 1955, when it burned down, and it was subsequently replaced with a modern house. Historic image courtesy of the Wilbraham Public Library.

Address

450 Main St
Wilbraham, MA
01095

Opening Hours

Monday 11:00 - 12:00
Wednesday 11:00 - 12:00
Thursday 11:00 - 12:00
Friday 11:00 - 12:00
Saturday 09:00 - 11:00

Telephone

(413) 596-4097

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