Joseph Allen Skinner: A Life in Objects

Joseph Allen Skinner

Joseph Allen Skinner Museum
through 31 October 2012


Joseph Allen Skinner (1862-1946) occupies a unique place in the history of Mount Holyoke College; the towns of South Hadley, Holyoke, and Williamsburg; and the community at large. Joseph Allen Skinner: A Life in Objects tells the story of his life - the ordinary and the extraordinary through the objects he collected. Starting with his early life in Williamsburg alongside the original family silk mills, through their reestablishment in Holyoke, to his own successes, service, travel, and collecting to the establishment of his museum, this exhibition is a testament to the man and his passions.