Here Are Some Helpful Local Links You May Need A Taxi To!


The Big E

Home page for the great Eastern States Exposition, ninth largest fair in North America. Besides information about the annual fair, the page includes a calendar of events held during the year at the Exposition grounds in West Springfield.

Brass Players Museum
Located in Springfield. Individuals interested in Antique Brass Instruments or brass players are invited to visit and “try out” some of the museum’s antique instruments. The museum features over 90 various instruments. The website includes contact information for appointments to visit the museum.

CityStage and Springfield Symphony Hall
Schedules and other information for Springfield’s performing arts venues.

Springfield Symphony Orchestra
Events calendar for Springfield’s professional orchestra, including the Summer Pops programs at Stanley Park.

Extensive coverage of Springfield and Western Massachusetts from the local newspaper the Springfield Republican (formerly Springfield Union-News & Sunday Republican), including news and weather, arts & entertainment listings, sports and business coverage, and interactive online forums for discussion of issues of local interest. For the online archives of the Springfield Republican, visit our Electronic Databases page (Western Mass. library card required).

Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame
Springfield’s leading tourist destination is now on the Web.

Old Post Road Orchestra
Listings of performances in and around Springfield, and information on how to join this community orchestra.

Pioneer Valley of Western Massachusetts
Includes maps, a visitor’s guide, a media guide, and much more for tourists and convention attendees in Springfield and the Pioneer Valley. From the Greater Springfield Convention & Visitors Bureau.

Six Flags New England
New England’s largest family amusement park, located in Agawam.

Spirit of Springfield
Organization responsible for sponsoring many downtown and city-wide events in Springfield, including Taste of Springfield, Bright Nights, the Balloon Parade, New Year festivities, Star Spangled Springfield, and more.

Springfield Armory National Historic Site
Visit the nation’s first armory! A Collections Database is available, offering a powerful search engine to access curatorial information and selected images and archives from the museum’s extensive collection of firearms.

Springfield Chess Club
Information about upcoming events, tournaments, membership and more.

Springfield Falcons
Springfield’s professional hockey team; check here for team stats, rosters, profiles, tickets, schedules, the Falcon store and more.

Springfield, Massachusetts: History and Genealogy
Various online resources concerning the history of Springfield, including a history of the “Old High School,” some high school yearbooks, Springfield cemeteries, Springfield officials, and much more. From the Rootsweb genealogy community.

Springfield, Massachusetts: Old Photographs
Interesting website from Dick Bolt, with many old photographs and postcards of Springfield locations, people, vehicles and more.

Springfield Museums at the Quadrangle
Homepage for the museums located on the Quadrangle on State Street, including the Museum of Fine Arts, the George Walter Vincent Smith Art Museum, the Science Museum, and the Connecticut Valley Historical Museum.

Springfield Stars Club

The local astronomy club has its own website, with a schedule of events including programs at the Springfield Science Museum, and other astronomical information and links.

Titanic Historical Society
The oldest Titanic memorial society in the U.S. is located in Indian Orchard, Massachusetts. This site includes information on the Society’s museum and its Journal.

Valley Advocate
The Pioneer Valley’s alternative newspaper. Includes information on upcoming arts and entertainment events.

Zoo in Forest Park
Program information and other facts about the zoo in Springfield’s beautiful Forest Park.

Berkshires Week
Online magazine focusing on the arts, nightlife, and activities in the beautiful Berkshires of western Massachusetts.

Brattleboro (VT) Literary Festival
Annual three-day celebration of the literary arts in downtown Brattleboro, Vermont. This year’s festival will be held October 7 – 9, 2005.

CISA: Community Involved in Sustaining Agriculture
Check here for local farmers markets in Western Mass., a farm products guide, news and other resources for supporting locally grown agricultural products. Sponsored by CISA, a community organization dedicated to sustaining agriculture in Western Massachusetts by strengthening the relationships between farmers and consumers.

Connecticut River Homepage
Investigate the history, biology and geology of New England’s longest river. From the UMass-Amherst Biology Department.

Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art
The first full-scale museum in America devoted to national and international picture book art, conceived and built with the aim of celebrating the art that we are first exposed to as children. Located in Amherst, MA.

Franklin County Publication Archive Index
Ongoing project to index the Greenfield Courier and Gazette newspapers and other historical Franklin County publications.

GazetteNET: Daily Hampshire Gazette Online
Covers news, activities, entertainment, dining, and more for the Pioneer Valley.

Hampshire Hills Bed and Breakfast Association
Includes a member directory, things to see and do in beautiful Western Massachusetts, links to area attractions, and a section on the ‘eight B&B seasons of the Hampshire Hills’.

Historic Holyoke Page
Includes a timeline, historic engravings and photographs, maps, and selections from histories of the City of Holyoke. Includes newly-added information on Mt. Tom and the Mt. Tom Railroad and other fascinating glimpses back at the first pre-planned industrial city in the United States.
Find your way around the beautiful Berkshires and see what’s happening in that part of Massachusetts. Full of information on local attractions, dining, lodging and resources in individual towns.

Historic Deerfield
Historic Deerfield is a museum of New England history and art within the carefully preserved 330 year old western Massachusetts village of Deerfield. This site gives information about planning a visit, the history of the village, the museum shop and tours, and much more.

Lupa Zoo
Lupazoo, located in Ludlow MA., is a conservation and education institution demonstrating the value, beauty and interdependence of all living things, managed and operated by Lupa Game Farm Inc.
Massachusetts Local History and Genealogy
An extensive directory of links to history and genealogy resources for cities and towns in Massachusetts, broken down by county or by category. Provided by Ann Mensch as an aid to genealogists and local historians.

Website of the Massachusetts Dept. of Food & Agriculture. Includes information on pick-your-own farms; farms, markets and specialty products; wholesale growers; farmers’ markets; and farm web sites for consumers, as well as events, funding and grants, publications, regulations, statistics and more.

Memorial Hall Museum at Old Deerfield
Located in the picturesque 330-year-old village of Deerfield, the museum’s extraordinary collection of furnishings, paintings, textiles and Indian artifacts is “the finest collection of local antiquities in New England and one of America’s oldest museums.” And don’t miss the museum’s fascinating online exhibit, American Centuries…view from New England, which features a digital collection of approximately 1,800 objects and transcribed document pages, and includes curriculum aids for teachers, activities for students, and much more.

Mohawk Trail Association

Comprehensive guide to one of the loveliest spots in Massachusetts, including maps, directions, weather, state parks and forests, directories of attractions, shops, sports and recreation, lodgings, restaurants, and much more.

Norman Rockwell Museum at Stockbridge

Celebrating the legacy of one of America’s most popular artists, particularly remembered for his many Life magazine covers.

Old Sturbridge Village
Take a virtual tour of an 1830s village, a popular tourist attraction in Western Massachusetts. Includes a calendar of events, visitor information, the gift shop, and a special page for kids.

More to come…