Colrain Historical Society

G. William Pitt House Museum, 8 Main Road, Colrain

The Colrain Historical Society offers free programs that are open to the public. This year's lineup includes:
  • a program on the 200th anniversary of the War of 1812, which was the provocation for Colrain's famous schoolhouse flag raising.
  • Catamount Hill artifacts will be featured at the G. William Pitt House Museum; there will be a lecture related to the Catamount Hill region.
  • an interesting overview of old mill sites along the Green River.
  • a presentation on the renowned artist George Gardner Symons, a summer resident of Colrain who created a wonderful body of work during the early 1900's that included many pieces from our town.

The Colrain Historical Society is also working to save and restore some of the town's history:
  • members of the curatorial committee are embarking on the cataloging and preservation of the society's collection of letters, photos. pamphlets, diaries, and other artifacts - including entering these items into a digital database.
  • roof repairs on the G, William Pitt House Museum will be completed in the spring of 2012.
  • ten of the museum's old windows have been replaced with new energy saving units - we hope to replace more as funds allow.

The Colrain Historical Society, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization and is eligible to receive tax deductible contributions in accordance with Federal and State regulations. Contributions may be mailed to:  G. William Pitt House, P.O. Box 162, Colrain, MA 01340.