Upcoming Events

Rise and Fall of the American Chestnut

Sunday, December 11, 2022
3 p.m., Town Hall Auditorium

Where did Chestnut Plain Road and Chestnut Mountain get their names?

Ann Lomeli and Allison Bell will tell the story of this once-common tree of eastern U.S. forests and the invasive exotic pest that devastated the species.

Paul Wetzel of Smith College’s MacLeish Field Station in West Whately will talk about efforts there to breed blight-resistant chestnut trees.

Sample roasted chestnuts grown in Whately and learn about the Big River Chestnuts project in Sunderland, MA.

Past Events

Fall Festival 2022

Snakes and reptiles of New England with Tom Tyning

Cider making with Paul Wetzel.

Seat weaving with Darcy Tozier

Music from the Packing Shed Band.