North Adams Museum 

of History and Science
North Adams Historical Society




Exhibits and Events:

Temporary Exhibits:

Civil War Connection

With the 150th anniversary of the end of the Civil War our exhibit takes a look at the North Adams connection to the Civil War. There are snapshots from pre-war records, the Johnson Gray's, Company B 10th Massachusetts Regiment, through the GAR period, and ending with the death of the last survivor in North Adams.

The exhibit will be displayed starting in January 17th in our first floor temporary gallery. It will up through the end of April.

Upcoming Event: Annual Meeting.

For the Annual Meeting join us Sunday April 26th at 1PM at the Boston Seafoods Restaurant in the Oasis Plaza.  The meal choices ($18 each) are: Open Faced Turkey – Stuffing, Cranberry and Mashed Potatoes; Baked Stuffed Scrod w/ Pasta Marinara; and Eggplant Parmesan-Meatless Sauce served with Linguini.

There will be a short business meeting followed by the program at approximately 2:15.  For those interested in the program there is no charge.

The program will be "Art & History of North Adams Banknotes" by Josh Colon.  This presentation will explore the art behind the banknotes of North Adams from the 1830's to the early 1900's. This research was compiled over that last 6 years by Mr. Colon, who first discovered a North Adams Banknote in 2009. With this discovery a change to focus on these local gems was inevitable. Mr. Colon has also written articles on Berkshire County Banking and has been published on more than one occasion, both locally and nationally.  His article “Why Do Humans Refuse to Learn from Our History?” appeared in the September-October issue of Paper Money magazine.

Either email the Society ( or leave a message at 413-664-4700 if you plan to attend the luncheon.



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