to the online presense of Arkham, Massachusetts! Founded in
1666, the city of Arkham contains an immense wealth of history, culture,
and commerce. It is home to the reknowned Miskatonic University (so-named
for the Native American tribe that once lived in the region), which attracts
scholars from all corners of the globe to study within its stately brick
buildings. Babson Wharf, once a thriving port during the peak of the East
Indies trade, is now home to one of America's most interesting historical
Arkham has a long
tradition of celebrating the arts, with several nationally recongized
museums and concert spaces. And for the most unique shopping experience
in New England, look no further than Federal Street, where a number of
boutiques offer custom-made gifts that can't be found anywhere else in
the country. We hope that you enjoy learning more about Arkham from this
website and consider visiting us sometime soon!
And for those that
currently reside in Arkham, this site is meant for you too! Keep abreast
of all the latest news (courtesy of the Arkham Advertiser), monthly events,
and town notices at your one-stop site for everything Arkham! Cloverfield
Disappearance At Miskatonic Library
by Jersey Wilson | Published
MA - Professor Martin Henderson disappeared from the Miskatonic
Library two days ago under bizarre conditions that have yet to be
explained. He has not been seen since, and is a considered missing
person by the Arkham Police.
According to long-time librarian Henry Armitage,
Henderson entered the library at precisely 1:15PM and requested
a particular volume from the infamous occult section of the library's
collection, which is on reserve and cannot be removed from the premises...Full
Questionable Birth At Arkham Hospital
by Michael Donovan | Published
Arkham, MA - A child stillborn to an anonymous family is currently
being examined by doctors for its rather odd anatomical properties.
The birth itself was riddled with complications, as early sonograms
suggested the child had certain mutations in the form of mutated
appendages. This increased the overall girth of the baby, and doctors
prepared for a difficult delivery, even by C-section.
prepared them for what resulted, however. The mother went into labor
seven days ago and suffered through what Doctor Robert Davies describes
as the "worst labor pains I have ever seen. I'm still amazed
at how much she put up with, even with immense amounts of painkillers."...Full
Happy Birthday, John! Misky's Father Turns 300!
by Max Felton | Published
Arkham, MA - This April marks the 300th birthday of explorer, mercantilist,
philanthropist, and principle founding father of Miskatonic University
John Dunham, and Arkham is rolling out the red carpet to celebrate!
Born on April 13th, 1705 to Elijah and Meredith, Dunham was plagued
by mental illness throughout childhood but rose above it to become
a top scholar at Harvard University by age 16. He then set off to
see the world and make money, and was successful at both.
In 1754, after returning to Arkham to stay, Dunham
donated an enormous sum to be used for the creation of Miskatonic
College, named for the river that bisects the city. Additional funds
were raised, and the cornerstone for the first academic building
(now known as Dunham Hall) was laid in 1755. The college opened
in 1760 to 24 students. Since then, it has quickly acquired a reputation
for excellence in all its fields and grew enormously, later becoming
Miskatonic University after the addition of several schools...
River Street Home
Torched By Police, Fire Dept.
by Dennis Cook | Published
Arkham, MA - The house at 7 River Street was burned to the ground
in a controlled fire overseen by the Arkham Fire Department early
Friday morning. Police officials had ordered the blaze, though strangely,
no reason has yet been issued by either group. Police Sergeant Philip
Humphrey remained mum on the subject despite persistent questioning
from the Advertiser, offering only that "it had to be done."
The Fire Department was equally silent.
The 7 River Street residence, a 250 year-old colonial two-story, belonged
to Jefferson and Juliana Carmichael, who recently moved to Arkham
from Ipswich. Shortly after moving in, police began receiving complaints
from their neighbors regarding strange loud noises which would emanate
from the premises at all hours of the night. Police had issued regular
warning to the Carmichaels, a reclusive couple who were rarely seen
outside of their home ... Full
here for the news archives!
Dunham (1705 - 1805) was born in Arkham, Mass. to merchant Elijah
Dunham and Meredith on April 13th, 1705. Early letters indicate
that he was a reclusive child, always playing on his own in
the hills west of Arkham.
to medical records that have miraculously survived, we know
that strange fits overtook Dunham at age 9, and that he had
to be institutionalized for the next three years under constant
supervision. Doctors now believe he suffered from some fleeting
form of schizophrenia, though a precise diagnosis has yet to
be made. Journals kept by the young Dunham speak of disturbing
and monstrous imagery, and read almost like a record of the
religious beliefs of some primitive culture.