Upcoming Events

WHS Spring Festival

Sunday, May 29, 11 a.m.-2 p.m., after the Memorial Day parade and ceremony

Whately Town Hall

  • Amazing birds of prey with raptor rehabilitator Tom Ricardi
  • How to preserve family papers and photos. Archivist Maida Goodwin will advise on the best items to save for posterity, how to help keep them in good shape, and whether they might be of interest to a library, archives, or historical society.
  • Becoming Whately: A History in Objects exhibit
  • Free ice cream
  • Food from Tom’s Hot Dogs
  • Music by Whately’s Chestnut Serenaders
  • Raptors, museum exhibit and band are sponsored by the Mass. Cultural Council through the Whately Cultural Council.
  • Copies of the Society’s new publication, “Whately, A Brief History” by Dereka Smith will be available.

A Canterbury Tale of Whately's Evolving Natural and Human Landscape

Sunday, June 19, 7 p.m.

Whately Town Hall Auditorium

Anthropologist Peter A. Thomas discusses 12,000 years of climate change and its impact on the settlement patterns of Native peoples in Whately and the Connecticut River valley.

Presented by Whately Historical Society, Whately 250, and Mass Cultural Council.

Past Events

Fall Festival 2021 and Pottery Exhibit

Pottery exhibit at the Museum through late fall 2021

Pottery demonstration with Master Potter Rick Hamelin
Shard analysis by Historic Deerfield Curator Dan Sousa

Whately 250th Celebration Events

Whately Birthday Motor Parade – April 24, 2021


Made & Grown in Whately – the history behind the posters