Wednesday, May 5, 2010


Wistariahurst is a museum located at 238 Cabot Street. It was built in 1868 and added to the National Historic Register in 1973.

Wistariahurst Museum, originally the home of prominent silk manufacturer, William Skinner and his family, has stood as an example of elegance and fine architecture since 1874. The buildings and grounds were owned continually by the Skinner family until 1959, when Katharine Skinner Kilborne, the youngest child of William and Sarah Skinner, and her heirs gave Wistariahurst to the City of Holyoke for cultural and educational purposes.

It is at this time of year that you can see where the building got it's name, from the beautiful Wisteria vines that grow all over the house. In full bloom right now it's really beautiful.

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

I'm back!

I've been out of town for a few days. My apologies that I haven't posted in a while. It's my goal to post updates at least twice a week.