Journey to Hadley

    May 23, 1942

    ON Saturday, May 23, 1942, Dr. James Lincoln Huntington invited the Society to visit him at his home, the historic Porter-Phelps-Huntington house in Hadley, Massachusetts. The house, built in 1752 by Dr. Huntington’s great-great-grandfather, Captain Moses Porter, has not been structurally changed since 1799, and is furnished with contemporary family pieces.

    Although it was necessary to travel by train, because of gasoline rationing, the thirteen members who made the journey to the Connecticut valley were well rewarded by the opportunity to visit the former Corresponding Secretary of the Society and to examine the family possessions and papers that he maintains with such care in this ancient house.