Founded 1986

The Chicopee Historical Society's mission has been to aid residents in the rediscovery and preservation of their history in the City of Chicopee, Massachusetts. In pursuit of that mission, the Society organizes programs for all ages and aids in local research through our docents and archives.

Upcoming Events

Jun. 18, 2024 - 6:30 PM - Annual General Meeting

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We'll review last year's progress, discuss and pitch ideas, and elect candidates to the Board. Members and the public alike are invited to participate.

Sep., 2024 - 6:30 PM - Chicopee, Then & Now

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Why do parts of Chicopee look 100 years young while others are unrecognizable? Learn about the threats historic sites face and why some sites come down while others are stay up.

The Fall 2024 Season


As we finalize our Fall slate of programs, we will update our Events listings. Subscribe to our newsletter to be in the know!

Chicopee Historical Society in the News

NEPM: Blueberries Accents on Record

Jul. 11, 2023 - The Fabulous 413's Monte Belmonte and Kaliis Smith interview CHS member Wren Wood about studying period accurate languages in Chicopee.

22News: CHS chronicles maple syrup's past in New England

Mar. 29, 2023 - Chicopee Historical Society kicks off its 2023 event season. 22News speaks with former CHS President Dennis Picard about this tradition.

The Reminder:
CHS spotlights Post Office Mural in Chicopee Falls

Apr. 27, 2022 - Chicopee Historical Society resumes its 2022 event season with a lecture on the New Deal-era mural in the Chicopee Falls
Post Office.

NEPM's Connecting Point speaks with Vice-Pres. Lynch

May 2, 2019 -
NEPM's Dave Fraser interviews VP Jacqueline T. Lynch on 19th-century mills' role in regional identity and how industries recruited immigrants and local women.

Become a volunteer

The Society seeks volunteers with ideas for programs, with community organizing experience, or who just care a lot about Chicopee and their history.