Monday, October 9, 2017

Mischief at the Mansion: A Gala to Benefit Wistariahurst

Saturday, October 28th, at 7 p.m. Historic Holyoke at Wistariahurst (HHW) will host Mischief at the Mansion: A Gala to Benefit Wistariahurst. For the first time, HHW’s signature fundraising event will allow guests to make a spooky after-hours visit to the the historic mansion, constructed between 1874 – 1910 by the Skinner family, part of their Halloween festivities. The event will feature live music and a DJ dance party in the historic Belle Skinner Music Room, food and cocktails by Lattitude of West Springfield, tarot card readers, a wine raffle, and other activities. Guests are encouraged to attend in costume or period dress. All proceeds from the evening will go directly to supporting the educational, cultural, and preservation work of Wistariahurst.

Tickets for the Gala can be purchased online at Admission is $40 for Wistariahurst Museum Members and $45 for Non-Member General Admission. A group rate of $35 per person is available for groups of 5 or more booking at the same time. Attendees can also enjoy a peek upstairs at the second floor of the mansion and a visit to a tarot card reader with the purchase of a Second Floor Peek Pass. A limited number of passes are available as a $10 add-on to paid admission.


Historic Holyoke at Wistariahurst (HHW) is a private, 501c(3) non-profit which operates in support of the programs, educational offerings, historic preservation, archive, and history work of Wistariahurst. The all-volunteer board which makes up Historic Holyoke at Wistariahurst works to raise funds and support the operations of the Museum.


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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