Housatonic Village & Mills exhibit

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The GBHS exhibit featuring Housatonic Village and Mills artifacts and documents opened on March 4th to more than 50 visitors, despite very cold temps and high winds. The premiere event took place at the Town Museum at the Truman Wheeler Farmstead, 817 South Main Street (Route 7) in Great Barrington.

Visitors saw pictures, textiles, letters, papers, postcards, ribbons, maps, and flags–in addition to bedspreads from Monument Mills and a big, blue fire hydrant from the Housatonic Water Company.

Since then, the exhibit has drawn a steady stream of visitors to the Museum each weekend and received a great deal of praise from attendees. It also drew a visit from Springfield PBS station WGBY, who interviewed Gary Leveille and several people who grew up in Housatonic. (See article above, PBS Channel WGBY visits the GBHS Housatonic exhibit.)

Due to popular demand, the exhibit will be at the Museum through Sunday, May 14th. Hours are Saturday and Sunday from 10am to 2pm and Monday through Thursday from 9am to noon (by appointment). Admission is free.

For more information, call 413-591-8702 or email us at info@gbhistory.org.

Home page photo accompanying this article taken by Heather Bellow of The Berkshire Eagle.

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