Immigrant City: Social Space for Social Change

Immigrant City: Social Space for Social Change, an exhibit curated by Holyoke Community College students, will be opening on Monday, April 25th from 3–4:30 pm at the Wistariahurst Museum. Using artifacts from Wistariahurst’s Carlos Vega Collection of Latino History in Holyoke, Holyoke Collection, and Skinner Family Collection, the students have mapped the lives of immigrant … Continue reading

* Pioneer Valley History Network receives ‘Latino Americans: 500 Years of History’ grant

The Pioneer Valley History Network (PVHN) has been selected to receive a competitive Latino Americans: 500 Years of History grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) and the American Library Association (ALA). PVHN was one of 55 organizations selected from across the country to receive a cash grant of $10,000 to hold public … Continue reading

* MARCH & APRIL 2016 “Nuestras Abuelas/Our Grandmothers” at Wistariahurst Museum in Holyoke

* MARCH & APRIL 2016 “Nuestras Abuelas/Our Grandmothers” at Wistariahurst Museum in Holyoke

March & April 2016 — “Nuestras Abuelas/Our Grandmothers,” Partner: Wistariahurst Museum Venue: Wistariahurst Museum, Holyoke Wistariahurst Museum is planning a bi-lingual exhibit created and curated by members of the Latino community in the Pioneer Valley. This project, called “Nuestras Abuelas/Our Grandmothers,” will commence in August 2015 with outreach into the Latino community to collect oral histories … Continue reading

* APRIL 21, 2016 Screening and Discussion of Episode II: Empire of Dreams at Holyoke Community College

* APRIL 21, 2016 Screening and Discussion of Episode II: Empire of Dreams at Holyoke Community College

Saturday, April 21, 2016 — Screening and Discussion of Episode II: Empire of Dreams Partner: Holyoke Community College Venue: Holyoke Community College, Kittredge Center, Holyoke, 7 p.m. Professors Mark Clinton (HCC) and Frank Couvares (Amherst College) teach an interdisciplinary, inter-institutional course called “The Immigrant City,” which is taught in part in downtown Holyoke and which … Continue reading

* SPRING 2016 “The Immigrant City” exhibition at Wistariahurst Museum in Holyoke

* SPRING 2016 “The Immigrant City” exhibition at Wistariahurst Museum in Holyoke

Spring 2016 — “The Immigrant City” Partner: Wistariahurst Museum Venue: Wistariahurst Museum, Holyoke Wistariahurst Museum will display an exhibit of students’ work, entitled “The Immigrant City.” Frank Couvares’ class at Holyoke Community College will perform archival research in the Carlos Vega Collection of Latino History in Holyoke, an historically rich archive that traces the earliest history of … Continue reading