Wednesday, June 15, 2016

Catamount Hill Hike Saturday, June 18

Catamount Hill Association will conduct a hike on Saturday, June 18, 2016,  to the monument and flagpole at the site on Catamount of the first flag-raising over an American schoolhouse.

Hike time and meeting location, as well as more information about the hike are posted on the Upcoming Events page on the Catamount Hill Association website.

Friday, June 3, 2016

Cheapside: Port of Call for Colrain Goods

Cheapside mural by artist Stephan G. Maniatty.
Image source and more information here.

In the late 18th Century and until the railroad came to the region, Cheapside, a village on the Deerfield River in Greenfield, was a bustling river port, busy with sailors, taverns, warehouses and the comings and goings of flat bottomed boats. Much of what was sold at the original Chandler’s Store in Colrain was hauled up from Cheapside by teamsters, as was cotton for Griswold’s mills.

Learn all about Cheapside and its relation to Colrain at the next meeting of the Colrain Historical Society on Thursday, June 9. The speaker will be Peter Miller, from the Greenfield Historical Society.

The event, which continues a season-long look at transportation in Colrain, will be held in the Stacy Barn behind the Pitt House at 8 Main Road in Colrain. The program begins at 7:30 p.m., following a business meeting at 7:00. It’s free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served. For more information call Belden at 624-3453.
Thursday, June 9, 2016
7:00 pm Business meeting
7:30 pm Program:  "Cheapside," presented by Peter Miller
Where: Stacy Barn behind the Pitt House at 8 Main Road in Colrain

Update 6/10/2016: photo of  Peter Miller speaking at the Colrain Historical Society on June 9, 2016.