Wednesday, December 9, 2020 | 7 pm | Zoom lecture
Northampton's Poor Farm & the Barrett Street Marsh Conservation Area
A Zoom Presentation by co-director and naturalist Laurie Sanders
Just a ten-minute walk from downtown Northampton, the Barrett Street Marsh is one of Northampton's oldest conservation areas and one of its most accessible. Located adjacent to Barrett Street, the bike path, Super Stop & Shop and other King Street businesses, this 15-acre marsh is the last remnant of what was once a much larger wetland that extended across King Street and all the way to North Street. During the last 200 years it has been ditched, drained, filled, farmed and manipulated dozens of times. And yet, in spite of that long history of alteration, this rejuvenated wetland is a haven for wildlife and has played an important role in the City’s history.
Sliding Scale $5 - $15
In partnership with Congregation B'Nai Israel's Abundance Farm & the Northampton Survival Center
The Local Experience of COVID-19
Reflections, artwork, music & photographs submitted by area residents ages 5 to 93
All We Ever Have by Jim Armenti
Northampton Open Media's Dave Newland films Jim Armenti.
"All We Ever Have"
Written & Arranged by Jim Armenti | Copyright 2020
Jim Armenti's new song All We Ever Have reveals how our community is supporting one another during COVID-19. Please listen, sing along and share!
"[This] is beautiful. I'm going to show it to my
class tomorrow during Morning Meeting."
- Renee Bachman, 3rd grade teacher,
Leeds Elementary School
Online resources to explore Northampton history at home
Historic Northampton mourns the deaths of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor and Ahmaud Arbery, and we condemn the long history of violence and discrimination that led to their murders.
As a history museum, our organization is committed to telling the whole story of Northampton's past and to confronting how racism, prejudice and privilege have shaped that story. We take seriously our responsibility to uncover the lives of people who were denied basic human rights, marginalized during their lifetimes, and erased from the historical record. Lessons from these lives show us how racism has been woven into the fabric of our history and culture, where it lies today. Historic Northampton is committed to speaking the truth about discrimination and power and working for positive change, in memory of George Floyd and the countless black Americans whose tragic deaths preceded his.