Archive for the 'Culture and Entertainment' Category

Valley Arena Pine Room

October 23rd, 2014 | Comments Off on Valley Arena Pine Room

New Holyoke Theater

October 17th, 2014 | Comments Off on New Holyoke Theater

Roseland Ballroom

October 8th, 2014 | Comments Off on Roseland Ballroom

Hidden-Palace, 1947 Ad

October 4th, 2014 | Comments Off on Hidden-Palace, 1947 Ad

Ad for Holyoke “Proven Pictures”

October 1st, 2014 | Comments Off on Ad for Holyoke “Proven Pictures”


Suggested Holyoke Books

Mountain Park -- The Holyoke destination we all loved.

Mount Holyoke College

Mount Holyoke College, Postcard History by Donna Albino. Many Holyoke women have attended Mount Holyoke. Author also maintains an amazing MHC website based upon her personal collection.

Holyoke - Chicopee, A Perspective

Holyoke-Chicopee: A Perspective, by Ella Merkel DiCarlo. DiCarlo, a former Transcript columnist offers a fascinating compilation of her essays. Published in 1982, this out-of-print book is worth looking for in the aftermarket.


Holyoke, by Craig Della Penna. The first Holyoke book in the Arcadia series, published in 1997.

Belle Skinner Collection

Belle Skinner Collection, by Ruth Isabel Skinner. Published in 1933, this book is long out of print but copies are still available in the aftermarket.

Mitch Epstein: Family Business

Mitch Epstein: Family Business Published in 2003, available in the aftermarket. Epstein's furniture.