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Derek Strahan

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Walking Tour: Valentine Mansion & the Ames Hill/Crescent Hill Historic District

Tour the Valentine Mansion and surrounding Ames Hill/Crescent Hill Historic District, home of some of Springfield’s largest historic mansions.


“Lost Colonial-Era Buildings” Virtual Lecture

The Josiah Dwight House, featured in an article in this newsletter, was one of the many   important historic buildings that once stood in Springfield. Join Springfield historian Derek Strahan for a virtual lecture as he explores the history and photographs of some of the other lost colonial-era buildings from Springfield’s past. The lecture will take place…


“Springfield’s Lost Riverfront” Walking Tour

Springfield’s Lost Riverfront by Derek Strahan on July 9, 10:30am-12pm. The tour will start at Riverfront Park, at the parking lot directly across from the end of State Street.  No registration necessary for this free tour.  Thank you, Mass Cultural Council and Springfield Cultural Council for sponsoring the Second Saturday Walking Tours!


“Colonial Era Gravestones” Virtual Lecture

The first virtual lecture will be on the historic 17th and 18th century gravestones, in Springfield Cemetery.  The city of Springfield has no surviving colonial-era buildings.  However, some of the gravestones date as far back as 1657, these stones represent a range of styles and individual carvers who worked in the Connecticut River valley during…

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