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

Mar. 29, 2023

6:30pm - History of the New England Maple Sugar Harvest w/ Dennis Picard
Chicopee Public Library (map)

Mar. 30, 2023

6:30pm -
Searching the 1950 Census w/ Sara Campbell of PGSMA
Chicopee Public Library (map)

Apr. 19, 2023

6:30pm - Voices of Chicopee: A Survey of the City's Languages in the Gilded Age w/
Wren Wood
Chicopee Public Library (map)

May 18, 2023

6:30pm - The 1975-79 Indian Crossing Archaeological Dig w/ Eric Johnson & Mitchell Mulholland
Chicopee Public Library (map)

May 19, 2023

1pm - *encore*
Life in Nineteenth-Century Chicopee
RiverMills Center

Jun. 21, 2023

6:30pm - Annual General Meeting
Chicopee Public Library (map)

Chicopee Historical Society in the News

The Reminder:
CHS spotlights Post Office Mural in Chicopee Falls

Apr. 27, 2022 - Chicopee Historical Society resumes its 2021-22 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 - Jacqueline T. Lynch speaks to NEPM Producer Dave Fraser about the the role of 19th-century mill buildings in regional identity and how these industries recruited immigrants and local women.

The Republican: Historical Society offers film screening

Apr. 3, 2019 - Chicopee Historical Society prepares to screen The Candy Bomber (2013) and The Berlin Airlift (2006).

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.