2024 tours

2024 Holyoke Massachusetts area guided tours and presentations — FREE and OPEN to the public. Keep checking back since information will change. Presented by Robert Comeau. Sign up at Eventbrite for most of these tours. The Holyoke Preservation Trust is the host and promoter for most of the events.

The overall theme of the 2024 tours will be the silk trade in Holyoke.

Rodphey Sholom Cemetery of Chicopee – SUNDAY April 21 2024 from 11 AM to noontime – 100th year anniversary of the cemetery – meet and park in the parking lot of this Pendleton Street cemetery in Chicopee – Register at EVENTBRITE

West Street Cemetery of Granby – Saturday April 27 2024 from 10:30 AM to noontime – meet and park within this Granby cemetery near its West Street entrance – be ready to walk a mile – Register at EVENTBRITE

Rohan Park (of Holyoke) and its Neighborhood – Saturday May 4 2024 from 11 AM to noontime – meet at the Sargeant Street side of this Holyoke park – be ready to walk one half mile – Register at EVENTBRITE about the middle of April.

Saint Stanislaus Cemetery (of Chicopee) – a 2024 tour for the cemetery’s 100th year – Saturday May 18 2024 from 10:30 to noontime – meet at the front of this cemetery and park within this Chicopee cemetery – be ready to walk 1.5 miles – Register at EVENTBRITE about the end of April.

South Amherst Cemetery and Commons – Saturday June 1 2024 from 10:30 to noontime – meet and park at the commons in South Amherst – be ready to walk one half mile – Register at EVENTBRITE about the middle of May.

Church Street and its Neighborhood (Chicopee) – Saturday June 8 2024 from 10:30 to noontime – meet and park near the Bellamy House in Chicopee – be ready to walk one mile – Register at EVENTBRITE about the middle of May.

South Hadley Canal – Saturday June 15 2024 from 10 AM to noontime – meet and park at the South Hadley Town Parking Lot – be ready to walk 2 miles – Register at EVENTBRITE about the end of May.

Fairview Cemetery and Holy Rosary Cemetery of Chicopee – Saturday June 29 2024 from 10 AM to noontime – park on either Fanjoy or Rzasa Drives in Chicopee and meet at the Holy Rosary Cemetery – be ready to walk a mile – Register at EVENTBRITE about the beginning of June.

The Six Power Canals on the Chicopee River – Tuesday July 16 2024 from 6:30 PM to 7:30 PM – a presentation at the Chicopee Public Library

Chicopee Canal Tour – Saturday August 31 2024 from 10 AM to noontime – meet and park at the Chicopee Public Library – be ready to walk 2 miles – Register at EVENTBRITE about the middle of August.

North Cemetery of Granby and its Neighborhood – Saturday September 7 2024 from 11 AM to noontime – park only on the northern edge of the roadway in Granby – be ready to walk a half mile – Register at EVENTBRITE about the middle of August.

Immaculate Conception and Sacred Heart Churches and Saint Brigids Cemetery (all of Easthampton) – Saturday September 14 2024 from 10 AM to noontime – park near the Our Lady of the Valley Parish Church and meet in front of that Easthampton church – be ready to walk 2 miles – Register at EVENTBRITE about the end of August.

Holyoke Canal System Walking Tour – Saturday October 5 2024 from 1 to 3 PM – meet at the Dwight Street side of Holyoke Heritage State Park – be ready to walk 2.5 miles total along the first and second level canals – 9th annual

Doors Open Holyoke – possible High Street tour – TBA

Burial Grounds of Granby and South Hadley throughout their History (presentation) – Thursday, October 24, 2024 from 5:30 to 6:30 PM at the Granby Public Library.

A Mill in Holyoke through Time – the Skinner Silk Mill (presentation) – A 2024 event at Wistariahurst about the changes in the Skinner Silk Mill throughout its history. – TBA

Lower Mill Pond of Easthampton – Saturday November 2 2024 from 1 to 3 PM – meet and park in the Manhan Rail Trail parking lot off of Ferry Street in Easthampton – be ready to walk 2 miles

A House in Holyoke through Time – (presentation) A November 2024 event at the Holyoke Public Library. A story about the Lovering Schoolhouse at 250 Pleasant Street in Holyoke. TBA

The Skinner Family in the Connecticut River Valley – TBA

See you in 2025! Schedule

Earlier this year:

The Six Navigational Canals of the Connecticut River

Burial Grounds of South Hadley and Granby throughout their History

Saint Stanislaus Cemetery in Easthampton

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