Historic Speaker Series

September 15, 2016             2016_June_22_Peter Hastings smaller

Peter Hastings

The Strategic Importance of Our Mills in Warren and West Warren During WWII

 Topics will include the Warren Steam Pump Co., the making of rubber decoy tanks used by the Ghost Army and parachute manufacture at the Wright Co.

September 29, 2016          East Brookfield Shepard 027 smaller (2)   

Rick Hamelin

Pottery, Tile and Brick-Making in Massachusetts

Pottery, Tile and Brick Making in Massachusetts will be the topic of Rick Hamelin’s presentation as it related to the Quaboag Plantation.


October 13, 2016    1907 lIBRARY CROP

Jeff Robbins

A History of Local Capitalism in Warren, 1870 – 1900

1870 to 1900 was a period that represented a “golden era” for the town of Warren. This fascinating transformation will be detailed through photographs and maps.


October 27, R.R. Worker Ax & Shovel (2)2016

Dennis Picard

Paddy on the Railway: Irish Laborers and the Building of the Great Western Railroad

Expect to be entertained by this real history detective, as you discover the men who put the tracks under the trains.


All talks held at the Senior Center in West Warren

Free and open to the public, refreshments provided

Sponsored by the Warren Cultural Council and the Massachusetts Cultural Council