Wistariahurst is a cultural and educational center owned and operated by the City of Holyoke and supported by Historic Holyoke at Wistariahurst. Wistariahurst is dedicated to preserving Holyoke’s history and inspiring an appreciation of history and culture through educational programs, exhibits and special events. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, Wistariahurst is the former home of William Skinner, a prominent silk manufacturer and was built in 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. The site is named after the wisteria vines planted in the 1890s by Sarah Skinner, which still grow and bloom along the house's walls today.
Today, Wistariahurst offers a wide variety of public programs and events including: workshops, concerts, lectures and demonstrations and serves the community through educational programs, community partnerships, history projects, and outreach activities. For our calendar of events and opportunities please visit our website at: www.Wistariahurst.org
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238 Cabot Street
Holyoke, MA 01040 Map
Tours & Gift Shop
Sat., Sun., Mon. 12:00 - 4:00 p.m.
Mon. 9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Thurs. 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Mon. - Fri. 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
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Posted on November 20, 2012 by Wistaria Hurst