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.

Wednesday, April 24, 2019

A Natural History Of Forbes Library

WHAT: A Natural History Of Forbes Library
WHEN: Wednesday, May 8 at 6 PM
WHERE: Forbes Library, 20 West St, Northampton, MA 01060

Join us for a leisurely amble around the Forbes Library's historic grounds with naturalist and Historic Northampton's co-director Laurie Sanders . We'll meet in front of the library on Wednesday, May 8 at 6 PM to explore the vegetation, geology and animal life that surrounds the Forbes Library. The rain date will be the following Wednesday, May 15.

Nicknamed "Castle on the Hill", Forbes Library opened in 1894 and is celebrating its 125th anniversary. The property has undergone many changes both before and since this time. Attend our amble and learn about this historic property that was once home to Aaron Cook, Northampton's noted 17th century wolf hunter.

This program is free and open to the public. Forbes Library is committed to providing universal access to all of our events. For questions about accessibility or to request accommodations please contact Molly Moss at 413-587-1017 or

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