The Turners Falls Canal District:
Rediscovering the Past, Planning for the Future. Click for full a list of programs!
How has Turners Falls’ location--along a bend of the Connecticut River--impacted its history? What is the Indigenous heritage of this community? Which industries thrived along the Turners Falls Canal? Who worked in the Canal’s factories? What were their lives like? How does the Canal affect local wildlife? What is the future of the Canal District? How will new development impact the community?
This fall, in collaboration with the Great Falls Discovery Center, the Town of Montague, RiverCulture, and a group of esteemed local historians, the Montague Public Libraries will seek to answer these questions and more, exploring the history and ecology of this area in a program series titled The Turners Falls Canal District: Rediscovering the Past, Planning for the Future.
The series is scheduled between Thursday, September 22nd and Saturday, October 29th and includes the following programs (click the program titles for details):
CANAL DRAW DOWN HISTORY STROLL
Thursday, Sept. 22, 5:30 to 7:00pm // Discovery Center entrance
SOURCE TO SEA CLEANUP
Saturday, Sept. 24 // Exact location/time determined through registration
THE PESKEOMPSKUT AUDIO TOUR
Saturday, Sept. 24 // Unity Park Bike Path
CANAL INVESTIGATION STATION
Saturday, Oct. 1; Sunday, Oct. 2; & Sunday, Oct. 9, 2:00-5:00 p.m. // Canalside Rail Trail entrance at the Discovery Center
INDIGENOUS LIFEWAYS, LOSS AND RENEWAL AT THE FALLS
Thursday, Oct. 6, 6:00-7:00 p.m. // Discovery Center Great Hall
RE-ENVISIONING THE CANAL DISTRICT: A COMMUNITY PLANNING WORKSHOP
Thursday, Oct. 27, 6:30-8:30 p.m. // Discovery Center Great Hall
THE GENESIS OF THE TURNERS FALLS COMMUNITY
Saturday, Oct. 29, 1:00-2:30 p.m. // Discovery Center Great Hall
Posted: to General News on Fri, Aug 26, 2022
Updated: Thu, Sep 1, 2022