Museum of Our Industrial Heritage Wants Franklin County Stories

Museum of Our Industrial Heritage

The Museum of Our Industrial Heritage in Greenfield is growing!  Last summer, the museum opened a new exhibit on the industrial history of Franklin County and added weekly hours.  This summer, there will be another new exhibit – and you can help to create it!  The focus of the new exhibit is “Change: Transportation, Trade, and Technology,” and focuses on how these three things have changed communities within Franklin County (and Athol, whose history is also included in the museum).

Community members are encouraged to submit material to the museum for possible inclusion in the exhibit.  Among the accepted forms of information are images (digital, preferably), stories, and artifacts, but anything of historical significance is helpful!

Families can use the solicitation of exhibit material as a learning opportunity – if you don’t have any family stories or preexisting knowledge about Franklin County history, take a trip to your local historical society and do some research!  It can also be used as an intergenerational learning activityinterviewing older community members can be a great way to unearth important information, photos, and stories, too.  Information ready for submission can be sent to sdamkoehler@gmail.com, or mailed to the museum at 2 Mead Street, Greenfield, MA, 01302.

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