Belchertown Historical Association
The Belchertown Historical Association exists to preserve historical artifacts pertaining to the Town of Belchertown; to maintain the Stone House Museum; and to foster knowledge of and interest in the history of Belchertown by opening the Museum to the public and by offering educational programs, lectures and events. The Stone House Museum contains superb examples of furniture, china and decorative accessories made in the 1700s and 1800s. Its textile collection contains samplers, early crewelwork, linens, quilts and an extensive selection of period clothing. The archives contain a collection of early town and church documents, diaries, manuscripts, ledgers, genealogical records, military records, records of town organizations, early business establishments and a large collection of photographs. History lives in the records of the past. The Association still continues to pursue its original mission in collecting and preserving the history of Belchertown.
Belchertown Votes for Independence
Meeting Notes, 10" X 8" ink on paper, two-sides
Doctor Estes Howe’s Revolutionary War Notebooks
These two notebooks contain the Revolutionary War Record and Accounts of Dr. Estes Howe, 1775-1785. Book I is entitled, “Estes Howe, his book, Peeks Kill, June 7, 1777, Belcherton [sic], May 14” and is 56 pages, 6x7½ in., paper cover, stitched. Book…