THE MAKING OF A “HISTORY NERD”

Submitted by Penni Martorell, Wistariahurst Museum Curator and Holyoke City Historian. In recent years, I have proudly brandished the title of “history nerd.” It was only recently that I realized that I was not like most of my peers. I have always been the one who wanted to know more about an item or artifact--who … Continue reading THE MAKING OF A “HISTORY NERD”

CARNEGIE HERO FUND AWARDEES

By Barbara Pelissier Did the individual you are researching perform a heroic deed or even die while trying to save the life of another?  If so, there’s a possibility that a Carnegie Hero Award was bestowed upon that individual or, posthumously, upon their surviving family members.  Such was the case for Patrick O’Connor of Southampton, … Continue reading CARNEGIE HERO FUND AWARDEES