Paupers: A Tour of Shutesbury’s Poor Farm Remains

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(376 Amherst Rd & Rt 202)
[ 42.392329 , -72.404074 ]
When: Saturday Aug 6 2016 ~ 1:00 pm (rain date August 7, 2016)

Shutesbury’s Historical Commission chair Leslie Bracebridge will lead us on an informative tour of the cellar hole remains of Shutesbury’s poor farm, an example of a town poor farm created to house paupers. We will be joined by the Shutesbury Historical Commission on our hike to the cellar hole, the hike will be about 45 minutes each way. Leslie will supply an oral history and photographs on site. Come learn about a pauper farm, an alternative developed in many New England towns to the “auctioning off” of paupers at town meetings.

Location: Pelham Historical Complex
Meet at Town Hall Complex for carpooling to site.
For more information and to sign up contact Linda Campbell Hanscom, 413-323-7377.