The Colrain Historical Society was founded in 1957 and over the years has worked to preserve records of the town's history as well as significant artifacts donated over the years by many of its citizens. These artifacts and records are stored in the G. William Pitt House and outbuildings at 8 Main Road in Colrain, Massachusetts.
G. William Pitt House Museum, 8 Main Road, Colrain

Colrain Historical Society Purpose
  • Collect, preserve and display articles, documents and relics of interest connected to Colrain’s history
  • Through exhibits, programs and outreach, tell Colrain’s story. Promote interest in and knowledge of the town’s history
  • Work with the town of Colrain to maintain the G. William Pitt House and its contents for the people of Colrain

Research into the town's long history is brought to seven monthly meetings from April to October in the Stacy Barn. Our programs are free and open to the public.

2018 Officers and Board of Directors
Phillips Sherburne, President
Joan McQuade, Vice President
Cynthia Herbert, Treasurer
Janet Umphress, Secretary
Belden Merims, BoD Chr.
Debby Wheeler, BoD
Ken Noyes, BoD
Ken Shearer, BoD  

Charitable Contributions
The Colrain Historical Society, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization and is eligible to receive tax deductible contributions in accordance with Federal and State regulations. Contributions may be mailed to
Colrain Historical Society, Inc.
8 Main Road
P.O. Box 45
Colrain, MA 01340

Gifts to the Collection
The Colrain Historical Society welcomes gifts to the collection that help preserve and tell the story of our town’s unique history. If you have an item that you would like to donate, please contact a member of the Curatorial Committee (Liz Sonnenberg, Belden Merims, or Prentice Crosier.) Please – no drop-offs! You will be asked to fill out a gift agreement form that includes information about the object – who made it, how it was used, who has owned it. Since we can only accept gifts that match our mission and that we can provide a good home for, all donations must be approved by the Board of Directors. If the item is accepted, you’ll receive a letter of acknowledgement. If it is not, the item will be returned to you.

Website Coordinator
Don Purington (dpurington@gmail.com)