Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Stories of Wistariahurst from a Skinner Descendent

On Sunday, January 4 at 3:00 p.m Allerton Kilborne will return to Holyoke to offer a very special tour of his grandmother’s home and share his memories of living at Wistariahurst. When Allerton Kilborne enters the home on Cabot Street, it is like entering a time machine. Allerton lived at Wistariahurst with his grandmother, Katherine Skinner Kilborne, and a full staff, whom he remembers in detail and with great affection.

So join Allerton Kilborne in a journey back in time as Wistariahurst comes alive with his memories. Acquiring its name from the flowering vine, the twenty-six room mansion features parquet floors, vaulted ceilings, elaborate woodwork and two marble lions that have guarded the entrance since the late nineteenth century. The estate was kept in the Skinner family until 1959 when Katharine Skinner Kilborne and her 3 children gave Wistariahurst to the City of Holyoke for cultural and educational purposes.

Registration is suggested. Admission $12 general / $10 members

For more information or to register visit wistariahurst.org or call the museum at 322-5660.

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