This Thursday, August 14th:
Two of our board members, Jim Terapane and Chris Clawson, will be speaking about Franklin County’s hill town mills and how they relate to later mills in the valley on Thursday, August 14th at 7:30pm in the Stacy Carriage Barn behind the Pitt House on Main Street (in Colrain).
MOIH summer hours began on July 6th, 1-4 pm with a special event:
- Summer Fiddle Fest –
with Donna Hébert
Admission is free
Our summer season kickoff will be a Fiddle Fest, with Donna Hébert. There will be food, demos and a fiddle jam. We will also have various paper related activities in honor of our featured summer exhibit, Rags to Riches, Franklin County’s Paper Industry. read more…
MOIH REGULAR SUMMER HOURS BEGIN ON SUNDAY JULY 6TH.
WE WILL BE OPEN SATURDAY AND SUNDAY FROM 1-4PM THROUGHOUT THE SUMMER. ADDITIONALLY WE ARE OPEN BY APPOINTMENT
Contact us, and we will be glad to arrange a private visit for you or your group
Telephone 413- 336-8275
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.