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Storrs House Museum

697 Longmeadow Street, Longmeadow, MA 01106
(413) 567-3600

The Georgian House that was to become THE STORRS HOUSE MUSEUM was built in 1786 for the Reverend Richard Salter Storrs (1763 - 1819), the second pastor of the First Church of Christ in Longmeadow, MA. Three generations of the Storrs family lived in the house. The property was donated to the town in 1907 for a library. When the present library was built in 1930, the Storrs House was moved a short distance to its present location and became the home of the collections of the Longmeadow Historical Society. Many objects in the museum collections belonged to Rev. Storrs, his family and his descendants and Rev. Stephen Williams (1693 - 1782), the first minister in Longmeadow and his family. The Longmeadow Historical Society’s archives contain many original maps, diaries, account books, old photographs, documents and family histories of Longmeadow’s earliest families.
Take some time to stop in to visit and to learn about Longmeadow history. The Storrs House Museum is open to the public during the annual Long Meddowe Days celebration in late May and periodically during the year. Watch for the open houses during the summer and fall months. The Longmeadow Historical Society is a privately supported not-for-profit 501(c)(3) organization which was formed in 1899. The society is responsible for the care and display of collection objects, an extensive archive collection and building maintenance. The society is an active organization involved in education activities including lectures, workshops, architectural walking tours, exhibits, craft demonstrations and publications related to preserving Longmeadow’s past for future generations.