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Wistariahurst Museum

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238 Cabot St, Holyoke, MA 01040
http://www.wistariahurst.org
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Mission:Wistariahurst is dedicated to preserving the history of Holyoke and inspiring an appreciation of history and culture through educational programs, exhibits and special events. Museum History: Wistariahurst Museum, originally the home of promin...read more
Mission:Wistariahurst is dedicated to preserving the history of Holyoke and inspiring an appreciation of history and culture through educational programs, exhibits and special events. Museum History: Wistariahurst Museum, originally the home of prominent silk manufacturer, William Skinner and his family, has stood as an example of elegance and fine architecture since 1874. The buildings and grounds were owned continually by the Skinner family until 1959, when Katharine Skinner Kilborne, the youngest child of William and Sarah Skinner, and her heirs gave Wistariahurst to the City of Holyoke for cultural and educational purposes.Today, Wistariahurst Museum reflects the lives and tastes of both generations of the Skinner family. The museum features original leather wall coverings, columns, elaborate woodwork and an interesting tale of how two generations perceived and used the house very differently. The museum's permanent collection includes decorative arts, paintings and prints, textiles and a rich manuscript collection of family and local papers. Wistariahurst Museum offers a wide variety of programs and events including: workshops, concerts, lectures and demonstrations. The museum is also available for private rental and group tours.
 
 
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Cultural Attractions Events & Facilities

Hours of Operation

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  • Mon 11:30 AM-04:00 PM
  • Sat 11:30 AM-04:00 PM
  • Sun 11:30 AM-04:00 PM

In Business Since

  • 1978

Products & Services

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  • Archaeology
  • Architecture Jobs
  • Furniture
  • History
  • Musical Instruments
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  • Nature
  • Preservation
  • Religion
  • Silver
  • Textiles
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  • Please visit our website, Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, Former home of the Skinner family, prominent silk manufacturers, A 26 - room mansion featuring parquet floors, vaulted cei... More Please visit our website, Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, Former home of the Skinner family, prominent silk manufacturers, A 26 - room mansion featuring parquet floors, vaulted ceilings, elaborate woodwork & 2 marble lions that have guarded the entrance since the late 19th centuryLess
 

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Mission:Wistariahurst is dedicated to preserving the history of Holyoke and inspiring an appreciation of history and culture through educational programs, exhibits and special events. Museum History: Wistariahurst Museum, originally the home of prominent silk manufacturer, William Skinner and his family, has stood as an example of elegance and fine architecture since 1874. The buildings and grounds were owned continually by the Skinner family until 1959, when Katharine Skinner Kilborne, the youngest child of William and Sarah Skinner, and her heirs gave Wistariahurst to the City of Holyoke for cultural and educational purposes.Today, Wistariahurst Museum reflects the lives and tastes of both generations of the Skinner family. The museum features original leather wall coverings, columns, elaborate woodwork and an interesting tale of how two generations perceived and used the house very differently. The museum's permanent collection includes decorative arts, paintings and prints, textiles and a rich manuscript collection of family and local papers. Wistariahurst Museum offers a wide variety of programs and events including: workshops, concerts, lectures and demonstrations. The museum is also available for private rental and group tours.