About Project

The United States is one of the most religiously diverse nations on earth. This project, undertaken by students at Smith College and Professor David J. Howlett, investigates that diversity by featuring eight religious communities in Northampton, Massachusetts. As you explore this website, you can take a virtual walking tour of these communities. Read the student research about each site and its place within its wider religious tradition.  Click on the 360 degree photos to explore the interiors of these sites. And click on points within these photos to investigate various objects important to these religious traditions.