Recap of our 2012 Season

Here are some photos taken during the 2012 season:

Dam Nice ViewA dam nice view! This years expansion of the exhibit space provides a spectacular view of the historic and sometimes menacing Green River in our backyard.

The new expanded exhibit space created a gathering place for community groups to meet.

This is the Western Mass chapter of the Solid Works User Group. Solid Works is a computer based engineering software. The group meets periodically to share what they know and learn new features.

In addition to being open Saturdays and Sundays we had a wonderfully well-attended open house in August, our “Summer Celebration.” When the blue skies turned into thunderstorms the action moved inside and with our new space we had room for everyone to spend time exploring the exhibits and the hands-on ¬†activities in the exhibit area and workshop. We’re planning more great events for next year

Iron Johnny had the forge fired up and we had scouts helping kids make toolboxes.

A great band, Brightlines, kept things lively until blue skies turned into thunderstorms.


2012 was the year we finally secured a prime spot at the Franklin County Fair and despite challenging weather conditions hundreds of new people became acquainted with the museum and it’s mission.

2012 was also the first year for the Hilltowns History Conference held in Colrain, which the Museum participated in.