Acquiring its name from the flowering vine, Wistariahurst is an historic house museum. Wistariahurst Museum reflects the lives and tastes of both generations of the Skinner family. The museum features original leather wall coverings, columns, elaborate woodwork and an interesting tale of how two generations perceived and used the house very differently.
The museum's permanent collection includes decorative arts; paintings and prints, textiles, and a rich manuscript collection of family and local papers. The museum offers a wide variety of programs and events, including workshops, concerts, lectures, and demonstrations. The museum is also available for private rental and group tours.
Wistariahurst Museum 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.
Please Visit their website at http://wistariahurst.org
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Interim Director, Curator & City Historian
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