Tours on Other Topics in Holyoke

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 – This tour will be on Saturday October 10, 2020 from 10 AM to 12:30 PM. Hosted by Holyoke Preservation Trust. Park along Mountain Park Access Road. Bring water and bug spray and also be ready to walk up to 4 miles. Sign up on Eventbrite

Rock Valley Cemetery Tour – Saturday October 17, 2020 from 10:30 until 11:30 AM – located on Rock Valley Road in Holyoke. Hosted by the Holyoke Preservation Trust. This will also be a virtual tour on Facebook and on Youtube. If you want to physically go on the tour, then sign up at Eventbrite here.

Pulaski Park Tour – Saturday October 24, 2020 from 10:30 to 11:30 PM meet at the circle at the northernmost end of Maple Street. Hosted by the Holyoke Preservation Trust. Featured are the Holyoke Canal and the church campuses but there are many topics. Bring water and bug spray. This will also be a virtual tour on Facebook and on Youtube. If you want to physically go on the tour, then sign up at Eventbrite here.

Forestdale Cemetery Tour – Saturday October 31, 2020 from 10:30 AM until noontime) Park within the cemetery. Hosted by the Holyoke Preservation Trust. This will also be a virtual tour on Facebook and on Youtube. If you want to physically go on the tour, then sign up at Eventbrite here.

Ashley Reservoir Tour – Saturday November 7, 2020 from 10 AM to 12:30 PM. Park at the Elks Club of Holyoke on Whitney Avenue. Hosted by Holyoke Preservation Trust. Bring water and bug spray and also be ready to walk up to 4 miles. If you want to physically go on the tour, then sign up at Eventbrite here.

Veteran’s Park Tour – Saturday November 14 2020 from 1 to 2:30 PM. Meet at the Hampden Street side of the park. Hosted by the Holyoke Preservation Trust. Topics include the Saint Jerome Church campus and the veterans’ memorials but there are many other topics. This will also be a virtual tour on Facebook and on Youtube. If you want to physically go on the tour, then sign up at Eventbrite here.

Holyoke Canal System Walking Tour – Saturday November 21, 2020 from 1 to 3 PM. Meet alongside the Dwight Street side of Holyoke Heritage State Park. Be ready to walk about 2.50 miles in all. This will also be a virtual tour on Facebook and on Youtube.

Vietnam Veterans Bridge Tour – (WILL NOT BE Saturday June 13, 2020) Riverside Park of South Hadley to the Hadley Falls Workers’ Housing of Holyoke and back – Saturday June 13, 2020 – Hosted by the Kestrel Land Trust. Time to be announced later. Featured is the parks and the river but there are many topics. Stress on the ecology. Park in the South Hadley parking lot on Main Street.

Holyoke Library Commons Sidewalk Tour –  (WILL NOT BE Saturday, April 11, 2020 from 10:30 to 11:50 AM) – 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. Talk is geared to local historians, genealogists, and a general audience.

2019 Holyoke Massachusetts guided tours—FREE and OPEN to the public – Please, sign up at eventbrite.com

Calvary and Elmwood Cemeteries tour

Saint Jerome Cemetery tour

Smith’s Ferry Cemetery and Neighborhood tour

Ashley Ponds Reservoir tour

Whiting Street Reservoir tour

Burial Grounds of South Hadley and Holyoke

Holyoke Canal System bus tour

Holyoke Canal walking tour

Holyoke Canal walking tour

2018 tour topics

Mater Dolorosa Cemetery and Notre Dame Cemetery

Precious Blood Cemetery and Saint Rose Cemetery

Holyoke Canal System

Whiting Street Reservoir

2017 tour topics

Mater Dolorosa Church and Neighborhood

Immaculate Conception Church and Neighborhood

Blessed Sacrament Church and Neighborhood

Precious Blood Church and Neighborhood

Holyoke Canal System

2016 tour topics

Saint Jerome Church and Neighborhood

Riverside Parks of South Hadley

Holyoke Canal System

Infrastructure Day in Holyoke

2015 tour topics

Quebec Genealogy