Museum & Collections

The Historical Society museum is  Tuesday mornings from 9-12. It is located at the Old Whately Town Hall at 194 Chestnut Plain Road in Whately.

Upcoming Exhibit
Becoming 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. The objects will date from 12,000 years ago to recent years.   Look for it this spring.

Past Exhibits

A Fresh Look - Whately Stoneware and Redware
Summer and Fall 2021

This exhibit showcased the work of 22 19th-century master potters.  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, was 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.
With thanks to the Whately Cultural Council.

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Photo by Allison Bell.

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