Exhibits and Events:
The Four Floods
of North Adams
The new exhibit was
curated by MCLA intern Kate Rowell during the Spring 2016
semester. It presents
photographs and newspaper articles on the four “big” floods in
our city’s history. As
expected there are numerous pictures and articles from The North
Adams Transcript, but there is also a front page article from
The Boston Globe featuring damage from a North Adams flood.
Post cards and books also illustrate the results of
torrential rains sometimes accompanied by strong winds.
exhibit is in our first floor temporary gallery. It will
continue through mid July.
Upcoming Events: Importance
of the Hoosac Tunnel and Old Peppersass.
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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