Subjects: Industrial History

Holyoke History Room of the Holyoke Public Library

Holyoke History Reading Room at the Holyoke Public Library

The Holyoke History Room of the Holyoke Public Library collects, maintains, and makes available to the public  historical materials relating to the history of Holyoke, Massachusetts, from its founding in 1850 to the present day.  We maintain a public reading room where visitors can explore city’s past or begin researching their own family histories. The […]

Wistariahurst Museum

Wistariahurst front entrance

Originally the home of prominent silk manufacturer, William Skinner and his family, has stood as an example of elegance and fine architecture since 1874. The buildings and grounds were given to the City of Holyoke for cultural and educational purposes in 1959. The museum features original leather wall coverings, columns, elaborate woodwork and an interesting […]