Tuesday, October 6, 2015

Wistariahurst Calendar Listings: October 5 - 12

This week at Wistariahurst features the following events, programs, and activities for visitors of all ages.


Next Stop Holyoke: Pumpkin Glow
Saturday, October 10, 4 – 7 p.m.
Additional pumpkin viewing hours Sunday & Monday, October 11 & 12, 5 – 7 p.m.
Free and open to all

In celebration of Next Stop Holyoke we’re filling our grounds with pumpkins and other fall fun!
Community members young and old are working hard to creatively carve over 100 pumpkins for this special outdoor “exhibition.” Join us for the grand lighting where we’ll have refreshments, pony rides, games, and crafts. See the historic grounds of Wistariahurst lit up like you’ve never seen them before.

The Godfather of Volleyball Comes to Town
Monday, October 19, 6 p.m. – 7 p.m.
$7 admission or $5 for Museum members
Harold T. Friermood “Frier” was perhaps best known as the man who got volleyball into the Olympics, but he was also a man who succeeded by doing what he loved and sharing his expertise and skills with others. Join us as we hear a tale of a man who, at a young age, was given a gift that would go on to shape his whole life’s purpose. Presenter Libby Franck is “Frier’s” daughter and a gifted storyteller.

House Tours
Saturday - Monday, 12 noon – 4 p.m.
Admission $7 or free for members.
Travel back in time to when Wistariahurst was the home of William Skinner, one of Holyoke’s most prominent industrialists, and his family.

Garden and Grounds
7 days a week, dawn until dusk. Free
Self-guide through the historically-inspired gardens and arboretum at Wistariahurst.

Wistariahurst Museum is located at 238 Cabot St. in Holyoke, MA. For more information, visit www.Wistariahurst.org or call 413.322.5660

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