Swift River Valley Historical Society

Photo Credit: DCR – Quabbin Section

Museum open Sundays and Wednesdays 1:00 – 4:00 P.M.
June 17th through September 23rd
Admission to the museum is free
Donations greatly appreciated


Sunday, April 22nd SPRING HIKE to Puppyville/Millington – meet at New Salem Common to carpool/caravan to gate (limited parking) at 11:00 a.m.


Tuesday, May 1st SRVHS is participating in VALLEY GIVES 2018. The 24 hours of giving begins at midnight and ends at 11:59 p.m.

Sunday, May 6th SPRING HIKE through a portion of Enfield to Greenwich – meet at Quabbin Park east entrance for carpool/caravan to gate (limited parking) at 11:00 a.m.

Sunday, May 27th MEMORIAL DAY OBSERVANCE commemorating veterans from the four towns at the Quabbin Park Cemetery. Refreshments served at 10:00 a.m. Step-off March and Ceremonies at 11:00 a.m.  Interpretive program at 2:00 p.m. with Nancy Huntington.


Sunday, June 17th MUSEUM OPENING DAY

Sunday, June 24th PRESCOTT BUS TRIP. Meet at SRVHS for 11:00 a.m. departure.


Sunday, July 1st , REPTILES AND AMPHIBIANS with Michael Jones, State Herpetologist.  In the Prescott Church on the grounds of SRVHS at 1:00 p.m. Optional field trip to follow the program.

July 9th – 13th WATER PROGRAM FOR CHILDREN – please call Emma Ayres at 413-992-7936 for information.

Sunday, July 15th DANA REUNION – Dana Common.  Gates open at 10:00 a.m.

Saturday, July 21st OLD HOME DAY – New Salem Common from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. (Vendors from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.) This will also be NEW SALEM ACADEMY REUNION DAY.

Sunday, July 22nd DANA VESPERS – Prescott Church on the grounds of SRVHS at 4:00 p.m.  Cake and lemonade served after the concert to celebrate Mrs. Clary’s 180th birthday. Mrs. Clary lived in the Whitaker-Clary house until she was 98 years old.


Saturday, August 11th BIRDS OF PREY with Tom Ricardi – on the grounds of SRVHS at 3:00 p.m.


Sunday, September 9th ANNUAL MEMBER MEETING on the grounds of SRVHS at 2:00 p.m.

Sunday, September 16th FALL HIKE to North Prescott and south to Pettengil’s “4 Corners” area.  Meet at Gate 20 at 11:00 a.m.

Sunday, September 23rd MUSEUM CLOSING DAY


Sunday, October 14th PRESCOTT/ENFIELD PILGRIMMAGE BUS TRIP. Meet at SRVHS for 11:00 a.m. departure.

Sunday, October 21st FALL HIKE to a remote Pelham area.  Meet at Gate 12 at 11:00 a.m.

GENERAL INFORMATION:  Programs and hikes are free with the exception of the Bus Trips and the Water Program for Children.  Donations always gladly accepted.  Bus trips are $30.00 per reservation.  Please call 978-544-6882 to reserve your spot!

Attention!  All hike and bus participants – no smoking or alcoholic beverages.  Please prepare for bugs and ticks!