Category Archives: Monuments and Memorials

Erastus Hopkins House in 1904 – King Street, Northampton

During Hopkins’ lifetime, his house was known as the “White House.” However, it now has a red-brick siding, and the wrap-around porch is gone, so it looks very different. [photograph courtesy of Forbes Library Special Collections] Here is a packet … Continue reading

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Northampton Abolition: Erastus Hopkins Walking Tour and Bruce Laurie Talk

For everyone in or near Western Massachusetts, a reminder that tomorrow, Saturday April 7 is the Steve Strimer Abolition Walking Tour and Bruce Laurie┬átalk focused on Abolitionism in Northampton. Please make it if you can. Steve’s tours are always great … Continue reading

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Remixing the Civil War: Meditations on the Sesquicentennial

This looks like an interesting collection of essays on the sesquicentennial, though a little steep at $40, though there is a paperback edition at $25, still a little steep. It appears to use Robert Penn Warren’s _The Legacy of the … Continue reading

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Erastus Hopkins Walking Tour in Northampton

These walking tours are great events, and Steve Strimer does an excellent job of tying local history to national events/history.

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Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address 148 Years Ago Today, Sept19, 1863

Four score and seven years ago our fathers brought forth on this continent, a new nation, conceived in Liberty, and dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal. Now we are engaged in a great civil war, testing … Continue reading

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Ellicott Civil War Monument, Hampden, Holyoke, MA

Hampden Park, in the center of the city of Holyoke, MA, is dedicated to the service of veterans from American wars since the Great Rebellion. Benches encircle the central feature of the park: a sixteen foot high monument dedicated July … Continue reading

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New Housatonic Heritage Trail in Honor of the 54th Mass.

“NEW HERITAGE TRAIL TO HONOR THE MEN OF THE 54TH MASSACHUSETTS “GLORY” REGIMENT “A Part Of The Lift Ev’ry Voice Festival” “The 54th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry Regiment Trail, which honors the famous Civil War regiment of African Americans from this … Continue reading

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