Welcome to the Pelham Historical Society and a fascinating glimpse into how Pelham, Massachusetts, helped shape the nation and the world we live in today. A program of events throughout the year, archives for research, and a new museum exhibit—open on Sunday afternoons this summer—are your windows into the past. From early Scotch-Irish settlers to today’s citizens, Pelham residents have made an impact on the world far beyond their rural town’s borders. Follow Pelham’s story. At times it echoes the history of other rural New England communities—at other times, it is quite unique. Attend an event, visit the museum, or share your talents as a volunteer!
Our Next Event(s):     (Full Event List )
Basket-Making in Pelham
Mar 26 2024 ~ 7:00 pm

Learn about baskets made in Pelham and those who made them. Sharyn Wentworth, who grew up in Pelham where she learned these skills, will demonstrate how they were made and explain their uses. She is willing to lead a class in the future for those interested in making a basket of their own (time and place TBD); if interested in making one, please sign up in the library

Location: Pelham Library Ramsdell Room Program co-sponsored with the Pelham Library
For more information contact Sharyn Wentworth at 413-522-2290 or Sharyn76@gmail.com.
Pelham Birders and Naturalists:  Past and Present
Apr 24 2024 ~ 7:00 pm

Pelham has been an inspiration for birders and naturalists, both in the past and present. Hampshire Bird Club expert David Spector together with several members of the Pelham Historical Society will introduce us to several of those birders and naturalists as well as bird-related objects from our Collection.

Location: Pelham Library Ramsdell Room co-sponsored with the Hampshire Bird Club and the Pelham Library
For more information contact Cynthia Weigel at 413-256-4606.