Summer Celebration 2013


A big THANK YOU to everyone who helped make our SUMMER CELEBRATION a success! At this FREE 2nd annual event, local bands Bright Lines, Pale Cowboy, and Daniel hales, and the frost heaves entertained in the shade of the big tent while visitors conducted electrical experiments with retired teacher Jim Klaiber and experienced the heat of the forge as Iron Johnny hammered out nails–and much more!


Greenfield Historical Commission’s Terry Ruggles showed visitors maps of the future greenway along the Green River and collected signatures in support of saving the historic Wiley & Russell dam. Inside the museum visitors threaded screws in the workshop and took in the exhibit gallery overlooking the Mead Street dam, with its tools and photographs illustrating Franklin County’s unique industrial heritage.



This program was supported in part by a grant from the following Cultural Councils, local agencies supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency: Bernardston, Buckland, Conway, Deerfield, Gill, Greenfield, Leyden, Montague, Orange, Shelburne, Shutesbury, and Wendell. We are very grateful for their generous support!