100 Years in White: 1914 to 2014

First Congregational Church

What do shirt collars and the current building of the First Congregational Church have in common?  How did Williams College create the circumstances making it necessary to redesign the architecture of First Church?  Some of this information is common knowledge in Williamstown, but you may be surprised by some information that has newly been connected to this story.  Moira Jones ties new information with the old to tell the whole story of why the 1869 building was renovated before its 50th birthday. This session of our “Second Hour at the Meetinghouse” series for the 2014-15 academic year was repeated at the Williamstown Historical Museum.

In November 2014 an exhibition on this topic was given at the Williamstown Historical Museum.  If you didn’t happen to attend the opening talk for that exhibition, here’s the video thanks to Willinet: