The Baystate Objectivist

The Baystate Objectivist

Saturday, May 2, 2009

Hill House

In Amherst.

The Amherst Woman's Club held a crafts fair today at their ritzy joint (above) located a little ways down from Miss Emily's house on Main Street. It was built in 1864 and to historians the residence is known as "Hill House." Its name comes from the original owners, whose portraits hang inside.

The furniture is all from the period, including many things actually owned by the Hill's themselves. The main parlor was filled with tables and things for sale, but I hope someday to have a chance to see it in its normal stately elegance.

The dark antique woodwork inside is just awe-inspiring. Some of the decorations you couldn't get today at any price.

There's a great old carriage house in back.

Hill House in Amherst is a historic treasure that is like stepping back into another century.

It is not generally available for viewing, but if you get a chance to go inside Hill House you will be impressed.

Pride and Joy

Today was the Northampton Gay Pride Parade. I had a lot of stuff to do and so wasn't even in Hamp at the time of the parade. However, I did stop in at Northampton's gaystore Pride and Joy early this morning, where they were eagerly preparing for the big day.

These are the owners: Jeff Wheelock, Kelly Wagoner and Melissa Borchardt.

You can see how patriotic they are with all the flags.

The view of City Hall out the front window.

Kendrick Hoohaw

At one point in my journeys today I stopped briefly at downtown Amherst's Kendrick Park for the Music Festival. It seemed pretty fun, although the band was singing "Going Down the Road Feeling Bad."

The audience however looked like it was feeling pretty good.

I think it was the largest crowd I've ever seen using Kendrick Park. May we see more of these kinds of events.

Today's Video

I still believe in dreams.

1 comment:

Mary E.Carey said...

You really got around yesterday. You always do. I drove by that crowd at Kendrick Park and was impressed. Wish I had known about the Woman's Club craft fair.