A huge “Thank You!” to all who made our Soup & Game Night a big success: the restaurants who donated the soup and bread, the raffle prize donors, bakers, Jim & Maggie at Hope & Olive and their staff, and all the people in the community who made such generous donations—making it possible to open the museum from 1-4 pm on Summer Saturdays and Sundays again this year, from June 28th until at least Labor Day weekend.
In case you missed our “Get to Know Us” animated slideshow, or would like to see it again and show your friends,
HERE IT IS – (See it in full HD quality!!)
It’s fun to watch, and not too long!
LOST VIDEO – Friends and Family of Threadwell Tap & Die!
Is your Grandmother in this movie? Watch Now, and tell us if you can identify somebody!!
(Available in HD Quality!)
The Museum of Our Industrial Heritage is now preparing for our 2013 season, but is open by appointment all year long. Regular open hours will resume this summer. Please watch our video introduction (13 minutes), produced by Scott MacPherson and GCTV.
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.