The Western Massachusetts Society is one of over 100 local societies affiliated with the Archaeological Institute of America that host programs and carry out the AIA’s mission in their communities. Local societies provide a vehicle for people interested in archaeology to meet one another, to learn about new discoveries, and to hear from scholars about their current research.

Lectures sponsored by the Western Massachusetts Society are held in Amherst, Northampton, and South Hadley, rotating among the campuses of Amherst CollegeMount Holyoke CollegeSmith College, and the University of Massachusetts Amherst.

Council Members, 2022-2023

PresidentShannon LaFayette Hogue
Vice PresidentSimon Oswald
SecretaryBecky Seifried
TreasurerBrian Shelburne
At-Large MembersTim Hart
Barbara Kellum
Liz Klarich
Maggie Knapp
Laetitia La Follette
Mikayla Stormo Dolge
Geoffrey Sumi