- Feb 28
- 5 min
Newbury Ditches of 1729
What is now the town of Wilbraham and Hampden was once a part of the settlement of Springfield Plantation. William Pynchon and his...
- Jan 30
- 5 min
Wilbraham's Lost Burying Grounds
Wilbraham was home to two private family cemeteries that we know of. In the late 18th century, three primary types of burial places...
- Jan 2
- 10 min
From the Bay Path to what we know today as our Boston Road, Route 20
Before we get into the history of the Bay Path, we would need to know a little background of this area we call the Connecticut River...
- Nov 30, 2022
- 4 min
South Wilbraham Manufacturing Company
The Town of Wilbraham was incorporated on June 15, 1763, and split into two parishes, the North and South, on June 20, 1782. Later these...
- Oct 29, 2022
- 18 min
The George M. Kingdon Fire Company and the earlier times, 1828-1962 (Part 1 of 2)
The Town of Wilbraham was incorporated on June 15, 1763. It was not until May 3, 1828, that the town made its first decision to organize...
- Oct 1, 2022
- 17 min
Traveling to the North Parish and beyond, then to the gallows.
Saturday, November 9, 1805, about the middle of the afternoon on a cloudy day, a horse was noticed grazing in a mowing lot of John Bliss,...
- Sep 1, 2022
- 5 min
Wilbraham in the era of Civil Defense
On May 20, 1941, the Office of Civilian Defense, United States federal emergence war agency, was established by Executive Order 8757 to...