Exhibits and Events:
temporary exhibit takes a snapshot look at Main Street using
maps, photographs, and postcards.
The most historical item is an 1853 map of North Adams
(which is a reject from the Library so some liberties have been
taken in displaying it).
We then include copies of the downtown area from 1869, 1900, and
1908 maps along with some overviews of Main Street.
Christine St. John loaned us three collages; two of Main
Street buildings and one showing what was done to the Gatslick
building (J. J. Newberry to most people) before it became
Moulton’s General Store and now Shear Madness.
exhibit is in our first floor temporary gallery. It will
continue through April 9th.
Upcoming Events: Annual Meeting,
of the Hoosac Tunnel, and Old Peppersass.
Join us Sunday April 10th at 1PM at
Boston Seafoods Restaurant for the Annual Meeting. The guest
speaker will be Dr. Paul Donovan who has published “North Adams
Regional Hospital, A Historical Perspective, Part One; 1882-1910”.
He will talk about this and about his research into the next two
books in this series. If you wish to join us for lunch ($19
for one of 3 selections) please email
firstname.lastname@example.org for details or join us for the talk at 2:15.
Admission to the talk is free.
On Saturday June 11, 2016, the North Adams
Historical Society will sponsor a talk by Cliff Schexnayder, PE,
author of the recently published “Builders of the Hoosac Tunnel:
Baldwin, Crocker, Doane, Shanley” at 2PM at the North Adams Public
Library. The talk is free and
open to the public.
On Saturday June 25 and Sunday June 26, 2016, the North Adams
Historical Society will host “Everything Trains – Peppersass Comes
to North Adams at Western Gateway Heritage State Park.
The 150th anniversary of Old Peppersass occurs in
2016 and as a part of a
nationwide tour there is a stop in North Adams.
A 48-minute video will be shown twice daily in Building 4N at the
Park. Admission is free and there will be a daily drawing for a
family pack, four tickets usually priced at $60 each, to ride the
actual Mt. Washington Cog Railway.
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