Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Historical Lecture Series: Immigrant Communities in the Pioneer Valley

WHAT: Historical Lecture Series: Immigrant Communities in the Pioneer Valley
WHEN: Monday, April 6 at 6 p.m.
WHERE: Wistariahurst Museum
COST:
$7 general/$5 members

Historical Lecture Series: Immigrant Communities in the Pioneer Valley
Earliest Origins of African American Families
in Western Massachusetts 1650-1865


HOLYOKE: As part of Wistariahurst’s Spring Lecture Series, Joseph Carvallo III, will give a history lecture about the history of African Americans in Western Massachusetts from the earliest days of colonial slavery to the Civil War. This is a story of brave individuals and families who endured generations of bondage. Their post-slavery experiences in this region will be traced and the development of the earliest African American led institutions will be chronicled. Helpful tips for tracing early African Americans through historical records will also be shared. 

Joeseph Carvallo III is a retired executive director of the Springfield Museums. He M.A. American History from College of William and Mary and has co-authored over 40 books and historical articles. He is currently working on independent historical and genealogical reseach. 

Tickets are $7 general / $5 members at the door. For more information call 413-322-5660.

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