Ashfield Historical Society

Officers & Trustees



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Mailing address
Ashfield Historical Society
457 Main St.
PO Box 277
Ashfield, MA 01330

Email address 

(413) 628-4541. (But be forewarned, the phone will be answered only during the hours when someone is in the museum.)

Officers and trustees

President Norman B Pike
Vice President Alden Gray
Treasurer Lisa Lesure~Ryan
Secretary Nancy Garvin
Trustees until 2002
Ruth Karl Julian
  Joanne Ostrowski No Email
Barbara D. Maloney No Email
John Baldwin
Kimball Howes
Tamsen Merrill
Norman Pike
Susan Urquhart
Henry Baldwin No Email
Society Curator Grace Lesure
Assistant Curator Richard Powers
Web Site manager Daniel Lesure~Ryan

Committee Description
Genealogy Specializes in genealogy and cemetery records.
Program Plans and schedules special programs and events.
Finance Concerned with accounting, financial stability, budgets, tax exempt status, and investments.
Howes Brothers Photographic Specializes in the Howes Brothers Photographic Collection and other photographic collections.
Membership Concerned with attracting and retaining members, membership record keeping, and membership satisfaction issues.
Fund-raising and development Concerned with grants, donations, and major capital campaigns.


The society has prepared two slide-illustrated programs dealing with the history of the Howes Brothers Collection and featuring examples of their work. They provide a peek into life as it was over 100 years ago. These well-received educational/entertaining presentations include approximately 100 images with program times adjustable to group needs. The presentations can be made in meeting places or homes. They are appropriate to people of all ages and interests. A darkened room is requires. There is a fee for the benefit of the collection. Call Kimball Howes (413) 584-4976 for details or to make arrangements.

1. New England Reflections.
2. Through the Lenses of the Howes Brothers

[Possible future additions to this section include lists of (1) Howes Brothers Photo Exhibits we can loan, (2) Oral History tapes we have, (3) other lectures we can provide to other organizations. If you have any suggestions to offer for this web site please email them to the site manager listed above.]




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