The Edward Bellamy Memorial Association has maintained the Edward Bellamy House—Chicopee’s only National Historic Landmark—for nearly 50 years. Beyond resources on Bellamy, our historical collections include some of the work of photographer Daniel Hanifan, whose family owned the home after the Bellamys, and many other items and papers relating to Chicopee’s history. We have welcomed students, writers, and scholars in the past, but we are now working towards opening the house on a more permanent basis as a true museum and community space.
Our goal is to become a welcoming place where visitors can be inspired to learn more about our city’s history, try a new hobby like writing or photography, or find a way to make a difference in their community. Unfortunately, necessary maintenance has been deferred over the years, and an architect has estimated that we are in need of $500,000 to address structural issues, such as a new roof and window repairs. The estimated cost of these repairs is beyond our small, all-volunteer organization’s financial resources.
For the Bellamy House to be the resource for the community that we know it can be, we need your help. Please consider making a tax-deductible donation to help ensure that it is around for years to come as a place to celebrate our city’s rich history. Thank you for your support!