Holyoke Museums

Volleyball Hall of Fame

The Volleyball Hall of Fame was founded to honor extraordinary players, coaches, officials, and leaders who have made significant contributions to the game of volleyball. The hall is located at 444 Dwight Street, Holyoke, MA where volleyball was invented in 1895 by William G. Morgan at the local YMCA. The Hall of Fame showcases history & achievements of world’s #2 sport with large scale graphics and interactive exhibits. Visit Holyoke – the Birthplace of Volleyball. Thursday – Sunday from 12 – 4:30 pm or by appointment.    


Wistariahurst Museum 

The 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 Museum is the former home of William Skinner, a prominent silk manufacturer. The Museum is open for guided tours every Saturday, Sunday and Monday from 12-4 pm. For more information or a schedule of other upcoming events, please visit our website or call us at 413-322-5660.

Wistariahurst 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. Wistariahurst Museum offers a wide variety of programs and events including: workshops, concerts, lectures and demonstrations.


Children’s Museum at Holyoke
The Children’s Museum at Holyoke provides a unique setting in which children and adults learn together about art, science and the world around them. Through hands-on exhibits, children challenge themselves, discover how the world works, explore new roles for themselves, and learn by doing.


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Last Updated on January 20, 2013 by