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The Town of Buckland is a small, rural, predominantly agricultural community with a population of approximately 2,000 people. The main employer in Buckland is the Mohawk Trail Regional School. Buckland shares a downtown business district, known as Shelburne Falls, with the Town of Shelburne. The Route 112 corridor bisects the town and is a scenic highway consisting of a number of small farms and open space. Originally part of the towns of Charlemont and Ashfield, Buckland’s first settlers arrived in 1742. By 1779, the residents of what is now Buckland found it inconvenient and sometimes dangerous to cross the Deerfield River to attend church, school and town functions in Charlemont and surrounding towns, so they petitioned the General Court for incorporation. The Town of Buckland was incorporated April 14, 1779.

For more information, please visit the Buckland town website.

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Buckland Historical Society

The Buckland Historical Society museum, located in Buckland village, offers a glimpse into this community's past through antiques, photography, and other memorabilia. The Historical Society owns the Wilder Homestead, which is a fully-preserved 1790s-era house that remained in the same family until it was deeded in the 1990s.

To find the Museum, take Route 112 south to Upper Street; the building is at the corner of Upper Street and East Charlemont Road. The Wilder Homestead is on Route 112. Signs are put along the way when the museum is open. The Museum and Wilder Homestead are both open to the public, free, on the 2nd and 4th Sundays of July and August from 2 to 4pm and by appointment, 413 625-9763.