Museum & Collections

The Historical Society museum is open May 26 to mid-December on Tuesday mornings from 9 to 12; first and third Saturdays of each month, 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.  and by appointment.

It is located  in the Whately Town Hall at 194 Chestnut Plain Road in Whately.

Current Exhibits

Childhood in Whately, 1771-1950

How did Whately kids work, play, and learn in times past? Our current exhibit focuses on childhood in Whately from the late 18th to mid-20th century. Enjoy our array of photographs, games, toys, books, and costumes from the period.

Family Exhibits

Family photographs and memorabilia from…

The Fred (Twarog) Farrick Family of East Whately

The Roote-Waite-Markland Family of Town Center and North Street

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.

Offering Materials to WHS

Don’t throw away those old farm implements and tools, photographs, diaries, letters, or outfits. The Historical Society is always looking for items that illustrate Whately’s past and complement our current holdings.

Call or email [email protected] for an appointment. Our archivist and curator will review all offers to decide if they’re a good fit for the collection.