Come Learn About The History of Our Town!
Established in 1978, our Historical Society presents educational programs that focus on the history of Goshen. The programs are free, open to the public and held in the John James Memorial Town Hall, 42 Main Street (Route 9), Goshen, which is handicap accessible. Doors open 20 minutes before program begins. All ages welcome!
This year’s programs:
    • Shays’ Rebellion: Reclaiming the Revolution by Tom
      Goldscheider.  Shays’ Rebellion of 1786-87 presents an uncomfortable chapter in our history. How do we account for an armed insurrection by 4,000 men against the state in the cradle of the American Revolution?
    • Art in the Face of Mortality: A Sampling of Gravestone Art
      in the Connecticut River Valley by Al & Betsy McKee. Alfred McKee will discuss various gravestone traditions, carvers and motifs found in the Connecticut River valley and in some eastern portions of the state.
    • More Willcutt Photos Revealed by Jessica Judd. Jessica will present some Willcutt family photographs, many of which are town scenes. Please come and help identify the buildings and places! We will also show some of the previously unidentified Willcutt photos that were worked on by Bob Labrie, in hopes of shedding light on these iconic early twentieth century hilltown images.
    •  Mysterious Massachusetts by Sarah Hodge-Wetherbe, followed by Annual Meeting and Elections. Every state has its ghost stories, but no other state has the Dover Demon or the Salem Witch Trials. From sea-side ghosts to UFOs over the Berkshires, Massachusetts has a rich history of paranormal legend, odd events, and strange denizens. In this program, we’ll have a look at some of the most famous of Massachusetts’ paranormal history.
For more details, please visit our website: and find us on Facebook for up-to-date information on upcoming programs. Email Kristen Estelle at or call: 413-268-7120 with any questions.


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