2020 Holyoke Massachusetts guided tours and presentations —FREE and OPEN to the public. Keep checking back since information will change. Tours and presentations are by Robert Comeau unless stated otherwise.
Whiting Street Reservoir Tour – Saturday October 10, 2020 from 10 AM to 12:30 PM.
Rock Valley Cemetery Tour – Saturday October 17, 2020 from 10:30 until 11:30 AM.
Pulaski Park Tour – Saturday October 24, 2020 from 10:30 to 11:30 PM.
Forestdale Cemetery Tour – Saturday October 31, 2020 from 10:30 AM until noon
Ashley Reservoir Tour – Saturday November 7, 2020 from 10 AM to 12:30 PM.
Veteran’s Park Tour – Saturday November 14 2020 from 1 to 2:30 PM.
Holyoke Canal System Walking Tour – Saturday November 21, 2020 from 1 to 3 PM.
Vietnam Veterans Bridge Walking Tour – Saturday November 28, 2020 from 1 to 3 PM. Riverside Park of South Hadley to the Holyoke Second Level Canal and back so be ready to walk 2.5 miles in all. Hosted by the Holyoke Cultural Council and Holyoke Preservation Trust. Featured is the parks and the river but there are many topics. Park in the South Hadley Public Library parking lot at 2 Canal Street of South Hadley. Sign up at Eventbrite.
Holyoke’s Third Level Canal Walking Tour – Saturday December 5, 2020 from 1 to 3 PM. See the most important features of the Third Level of the Holyoke Canal System. Please be ready to walk 2.5 miles in all. See the spillways and the mills on the third level. Hosted by the Holyoke Cultural Council and Holyoke Preservation Trust. Park and meet along Race Street near the Cubit Building. Sign up at Eventbrite.
Holyoke Library Commons Sidewalk Tour – Look for this tour in 2020 or 2021 as either a tour or a virtual tour. Meet on Chestnut Street in front of Holyoke Public Library. Jointly hosted by the Holyoke History Room and by Holyoke Preservation Trust. Jointly presented by the trio – Eileen Crosby archivist at the Holyoke Public Library, Tom Kass forester, and by Robert Comeau local historian.
Burial Grounds of Holyoke throughout its History – Saturday February 8, 2020 from 11 AM to 12:15 PM in the Community Room at the Holyoke Public Library. Hosted by the Holyoke History Room and presented by Robert Comeau.
2019 Holyoke Massachusetts guided tours—FREE and OPEN to the public – Please, sign up at eventbrite.com
Smith’s Ferry Cemetery and Neighborhood tour
Holyoke Canal System bus tour
2018 tour topics
Precious Blood Cemetery and Saint Rose Cemetery
2017 tour topics
Mater Dolorosa Church and Neighborhood
Immaculate Conception Church and Neighborhood
Blessed Sacrament Church and Neighborhood
Precious Blood Church and Neighborhood
2016 tour topics
Saint Jerome Church and Neighborhood
Riverside Parks of South Hadley
Infrastructure Day in Holyoke
2015 tour topics