Our mission: To promote and provide effective communication and collaboration among the historical societies, sites, and museums of the Pioneer Valley and to foster a public appreciation for, and awareness of, such repositories of history.
PVHN is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit consortium of historical institutions throughout the Pioneer Valley.
Membership is free for individuals and organizations in the Franklin, Hampden, and Hampshire counties of western Massachusetts. We invite museums, historical societies, libraries, and historic sites in the region, as well as all history-minded individuals, to join. That includes YOU!
Our Board of Directors:
Barbara Pelissier, Westhampton Blacksmith Museum
Betsy McKee, Longmeadow Historical Society & Historic Deerfield
Margaret Humberston, Wood Museum of Springfield History
Sheila Damkoehler, Swift River Valley Historical Society &
Pocumtuck Valley Memorial Association
Julie Bartlett-Nelson, Coolidge Museum, Forbes Library, Northampton
Penni Martorell, Wistariahurst Museum, Holyoke
Alex MacKenzie, Springfield Armory National Historic Site
Cliff McCarthy, Belchertown Hist. Assoc. & Wood Museum of Springfield History