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Gathered under the porte cochere, Heginbotham Trust trustee Dave Colver, at left, addresses the crowd at the celebration of the manion’s 100th and the library’s 50th anniversary at this location. Other speakers at the Sunday afternoon event included Holyoke Mayor Orville Tonsing, librarian Kathy Bornhoft and library board member Sandy Triplette. — The Holyoke Enterprise | Johnson Publications

Pages of history unfold at library’s grand anniversary celebration

Heginbotham Library took locals on a trip back in time for a grand celebration Sunday, Sept. 29, at 539 S. Baxter Ave. in Holyoke. The former residence of Will E. Heginbotham has hit the century mark, and the library has been housed there for 50 years. Both the mansion and the grounds looked magnificent for the afternoon program, refreshments, croquet games and library tours.

Residents are encouraged to stop by the library to watch a special video made for the anniversary.

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