The Northampton Arts Council works to support and nurture the arts in the city of Northampton. The Council awards grants twice each year to artists and arts groups from both state and locally-raised funds, and seeks to improve public awareness of the arts. Its' goals include maintaining and preserving the rich and diverse cultural heritage of Northampton, programming such annual events of interest to the community as First Night Northampton and Transperformance.

Thursday, March 29, 2018

31st Gertrude P. Smith Trustees Award



















WHAT: 31st Gertrude P. Smith Trustees Award
WHEN: Wednesday, April 4, 2018 at 6:30 PM
WHERE: Coolidge Museum at Forbes Library 20 West St. Northampton, MA

The Trustees of Forbes Library will present Tim Umbach with the Thirty-First Gertrude P. Smith Trustees Award on Wednesday, April 4 at 6:30 P.M. The event will take place in the Coolidge Museum on the second floor of the library. The award presentation will be followed by an illustrated talk by local history librarian Elise Bernier Feeley on the life of Pastor Jonathan Edwards' wife Sarah Pierpont Edwards and the gardens she grew at their home in Northampton.
A reception will follow in the gallery. The public is cordially invited to attend.

The Gertrude P. Smith Award is bestowed on a community member who has given exceptional volunteer service to the library. This year’s recipient, Tim Umbach, served for over a decade on the Friends of Forbes Library board of directors as Treasurer, donating countless hours to the organization that raises funds and advocates for the needs of Forbes Library. The Friends will hold a brief annual meeting at 6:00 just prior to the award ceremony.



Please note that the subject of the talk has changed from the Angel of Hadley. We apologize for this confusion.

About the Gertrude P. Smith Trustees Award
Established to recognize community members who have given exceptional volunteer service to Forbes Library, the award is named after Gertrude P. Smith.
Ms. Smith founded the Friends of Forbes Library in 1980 to help raise money and to publicize the services of the library.

Forbes Library
20 West St
Northampton, Massachusetts 01060
(413) 587-1011www.forbeslibrary.org


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