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Exhibition Series: The Air We Breathe

Book Group

Tuesday, November 12th, 2019

3:00 pm - 4:30 pm

  Exhibition Insights Fiction Book Discussion Series  A new series! Join a docent-led tour of our current exhibition followed by a book discussion to gain greater insight into the historical context of the exhibit. Professional moderator Kelle Ruden will lead the book discussions.  …Read More

Genealogy FUN-damentals Series: Visiting a Collections Institute

Genealogy FUN-damentals Series 

Wednesday, November 13th, 2019

12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

  Brown bag your lunch and learn the basics of DIY Genealogy from acclaimed WHS’ Archives Manager Sara Krasne! …Read More

Thanksgiving Gingerbread-Baking Workshop

Take & Make History

Wednesday, November 13th, 2019

7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

  Nothing quite heralds the holiday season like the delightful smell of gingerbread baking in the oven. First brought to the New World by English colonists …Read More

Hall of Fame: Votes for Women

Free Event

Thursday, November 14th, 2019

6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

  2020 will mark the 100th anniversary of women's suffrage in the United States. The fight for women's right to vote was long and took many twists and turns.  …Read More

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  • We All Scream!

    We All Scream!

    It’s October or “Spooky Season” as my teenage daughter likes to call it. There is good fun in getting a good fright. After all, who doesn’t love a good scream from time to time? Here at the Museum, we host Spooktober, a month of programming paying homage to the creepy and sinister events that are the hallmark of this time of year. From our resurrection of author Washington Irving to retell his …Read More »
  • What’s In a Name?

    What’s In a Name?

    In a world where things change so rapidly, one can always depend on history to comfortingly, placidly stay the same—right?  Wrong.  In fact, nothing could be further from the truth.   It is only the facts of the past that remain unchanged. The truth of what happened, when, who was involved, who gained and who lost—these facts are irrefutable. Whether those facts are accurately retold—or told from all perspectives—is another matter entirely.   It’s an important …Read More »