On December 12th we are participating in Valley Gives day, a 24-hour celebration of generosity where western Massachusetts donors come together to support their favorite nonprofits in Hampshire, Hampden, and Springfield counties. Participating charities are eligible for special prizes totaling $200,000…. we will be posting more information about this as the day draws near.
MOIH IS NOW OPEN BY APPOINTMENT
Contact us, and we will be glad to arrange a private visit for you or your group
Telephone 413- 336-8275
Greenfield Town Council member Norman Hirschfield listens to museum president Jim Terapane on Sunday, October 27 during a conversation in the museum workshop about the museum and its role preserving the industrial heritage of Franklin County.
From early mills dotting the rural landscape in the 18th century, to the hydro power dams and factories of the 19th century, to the tap and die industry of the 20th century, Franklin County has played a unique role in regional, national and world history.
Our collection of artifacts, archival material, and historic photos represents nearly all of Franklin County’s 26 towns and the neighboring town of Athol. The Museum of Our Industrial Heritage presents these tangible reminders of the past by focusing on the spirit of innovation that fueled each era—and explores how that same spirit might shape our future.