Conway Historical Society, located in the hills of western Massachusetts, is an all volunteer organization dedicated to preserving and protecting the historical materials and cultural heritage of our corner of New England.

What's New?

 

Edward and Orra Hitchcock:
Religion, Science, and Art in Conway and Amherst
Tuesday, May 15, 2018, 7:30 

Presentation by Sarah Doyle of the new Impressions from a Lost World website www.dinotracksdiscovery.org from Pocumtuck Valley Memorial Association. Edward and Orra Hitchcock spent the first four years of their marriage in Conway, where Edward was pastor of the Congregational Church and Orra fulfilled the role of minister's wife. While there, they gathered more specimens for their herbarium and Orra produced Fungi Selecti Picti, a lovely little book of her watercolors of local mushrooms. In 1825, they moved to Amherst for Edward to become a professor at Amherst College, and Orra's work in scientific illustration turned from botany to geology.

Commemorative Medal for Sale!
The limited Edition
250th anniversary
commemorative medal 
featuring prominent Conway landmarks
is available at Baker's Store 
and the Conway Inn
Only $15--Makes a great gift!

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Please consider joining the Conway Historical Society. Annual membership dues are $10 for individuals and $18 for families.