THE AMOS J. BLAKE HOUSE
and THE FITZWILLIAM HISTORICAL SOCIETY
The Amos J. Blake house, built in 1837, was designed to be a store with living quarters attached. The Blake family purchased the house in 1865, and Amos, a community leader and state legislator, set up the front rooms to use as his law office. Eventually, with the death of Amos, his son Leroy moved his insurance business into the down stairs offices. The house remained in the Blake family until 1966, when the last living family member made a gift of the house to the Fitzwilliam Historical Society. The only stipulation was that the name "Blake" always be associated with the property. Historical Society members took charge of restoring and decorating the rooms, so that each reflects a different aspect of life in Fitzwilliam.
Reaching the Fitzwilliam Historical Society
There are a number of ways of obtaining information about the Historical Society.
- For general information about the Society, go to their web page. This page now contains up to date information about Society operations and events. To reach the Fitzwilliam Historical Society website CLICK HERE
- The Society has a Facebook page which contains up to date information about their programs and events. Their Facebook address is: fitzwilliamhistoricalsociety.
- To contact the Historical Society you may send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org Replies may be delayed as they only check their e-mail periodically.
- The telephone number for the Historical Society is: 603-585-7742. You will probably get an answering machine. Again, you may have to wait several days for a reply as they only periodically check their messages.
- If you wish to visit the Historical Society to see the Museum or do research using their archives, be sure to contact the Society beforehand to make sure when the Museum is open or to make an appointment with their Archivist. You can make an appointment from their web page.