Thursday, June 15, 2017

Wistariahurst to host Who Makes Holyoke Home: Community Picnic in the Gardens

On Thursday, June 29, from 5:00 – 7:00pm, Wistariahurst will wrap up National Immigrant Heritage Month with a free, family-friendly garden party. Who Makes Holyoke Home will be a community picnic celebrating the many cultures that come together in Holyoke.

Visitors are encouraged to bring a picnic basket and blanket. Sweet treats will be available on site. Lawn games and activities will be set up in the garden.

Visitors can share their family history, hear from others, dance, and play! This is a time and space to celebrate everyone who makes Holyoke their home! The event is free and open to all.


Wistariahurst is an educational and cultural center owned and operated by the City of Holyoke and supported by Historic Holyoke at Wistariahurst. Wistariahurst is dedicated to preserving Holyoke’s history and inspiring an appreciation of history and culture through educational programs, exhibits and special events. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, Wistariahurst is the former home of William Skinner, a prominent silk manufacturer and was built in 1874.

Today, Wistariahurst offers a wide variety of public programs and events including: workshops, concerts, lectures and demonstrations and serves the community through educational programs, community partnerships, history projects, and outreach activities. More information is available at

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