Museum

Hours extended!

The Historical Society museum is now open Saturdays from 11-1 as well as Tuesday mornings from 9-12. It is located at the Old Whately Town Hall at 194 Chestnut Plain Road in Whately.

Current Exhibit
A Fresh Look - Whately Stoneware and Redware

A special exhibition that showcases the work of 22 19th-century master potters is on display and open to the public in the Whately Historical Society Museum. The Historical Society’s collection of over 80 redware and stoneware jugs, jars, crocks, teapots, bricks and drainage pipes, many hand-decorated with stylized cobalt blue imagery, has been complemented by loans of never-before-exhibited works from six local private collections. In addition, visitors may examine broken pieces of pottery (shards) excavated in and around Whately that illustrate the techniques used by the potters.  Through December 11.

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Photo by Allison Bell.

Upcoming Exhibit
Making Whately: a history of the town in objects.

In celebration of the Whately's 250th anniversary, this exhibit will illustrate the town's history in objects from the Historical Society's collection and private lenders.  Look for it this spring.

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