The Fire House Museum. Built as a Fire Station in 1918, This building was converted to a Museum by Association members and volunteer firemen after the town built a new station nearby. The first floor contains antique fire engines and apparatus and the second floor (with elevator access) is a display area for the Association’s exhibits.
The Agawam Historical Association is a private, non-
The Agawam Historical Association hosts speakers on a variety of topics at its regular meetings and Annual Banquet. The Association operates the Agawam Historical & Fire House Museum at 35 Elm Street, and the Thomas Smith house (c1757) at 251 North West Street in Feeding Hills. Whether you’ve lived in town your whole life or just recently moved here, we hope that you will consider joining us. Your dues and your active involvement are urgently needed in our efforts to preserve Agawam’s past for future generations. We thank you for your interest and look forward to your visit. All Association meetings are free and open to the public.
The Thomas Smith House was built in 1757 by housewright Thomas Smith on land originally owned by Matthew Noble. Noble was one of the town’s earliest settlers to be given a land grant by William Pychon in 1715. Untouched by moderization, the Georgian gambrel remains today as it did in the 1700’ s. This in itself is a remarkable feat, a virtual time capsule of the lifestyle of the 1700’s.